MILWAUKEE--The Riverwest Beerline Trail area has been awarded $50,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts in order to support development, according to a news release from Mayor Tom Barrett's office.
The City of Milwaukee's Department of Public Works is leading the development with a local team of art, design and neighborhood engagement leaders, the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and neighborhood association.
"In Milwaukee we recognize the power of the arts to help move critical city initiatives forward," said Barrett in a statement. "From neighborhood economic development, to activating formerly abandoned spaces or bringing residents together to reclaim neighborhood parks, artists bring innovative thinking and fresh perspectives."
This money adds to the initial funding that was made available through the Kresge Foundation.
"We're very grateful that the NEA, with this Our Town grant, has chosen to recognize our innovative redevelopment and activation efforts along the Beerline Trail," said Julia Taylor, president of the GMC. "It will further our efforts toward making the Beerline Trail Neighborhood a more inviting and stimulating place for local residents and visitors."