TWO artist opportunities in Milwaukee with projects and cultural leaders that Sara Daleiden is involved with:

1) 2019 Artist-in-Residence for Gathering Art, Stories and Place at Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch: RFQ due October 21 through AWE. Please contact Katie Loughmiller at KMLough…at… or John Kowalczyk at john…at… with any questions.

Artists Working in Education, Inc. in collaboration with Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch as a part of the Gathering Art, Stories and Place NEA Our Town grant, is seeking an artist-in-residence to work collaboratively with teens, community members, and neighborhood experts to create two temporary public art installations and one permanent public art installation throughout 2019 that directly engages and benefits the Historic Mitchell Street Neighborhood.

2) MARNsalon with Nate Pyper: I believe the application is still open today and if you can’t make that deadline, please feel free to reach out to program coordinator Monica Miller directly as she may still be willing to consider your practice for critique or a roundtable next week. Monica’s email is monicajoymiller…at…
Nate Pyper is an alphabet artist working in publishing, performance, and video. He maintains an ongoing research practice on queer anarcho-punk zines of the late 80s and early 90s. He is a 2018 graduate of the Yale School of Art.
Nate’s purview statement as visiting critic is engaging with literacy as a tool for collective liberation and individual autonomy. He references a critical pedagogy theorist who has been a major influence on Sara: Paolo Freire.

A Pathway to Connect Communities: A Case Study of the Beerline Trail Extension in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sara Daleiden of MKE<->LAX served as a key advisor along with other Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project leaders on this recently released Urban Institute report.

This report presents a case study of the Beerline Trail extension in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and how stakeholders used creative placemaking techniques to turn an unused rail corridor into an active, safe, and inclusive space for local residents. Using stakeholder interviews, reviews of planning documents and community survey data, and site visit observations, this case study illustrates how practitioners can use creative placemaking techniques to bridge the gap between disparate communities and improve public safety and quality of life.

Below please find information below about an RFQ for mural artwork (also called environmental graphics) in the Jefferson Street Tunnel in Downtown Milwaukee. The budget is $25,000 for this 2018 project and the submission deadline is this Friday, June 15.
Sara Daleiden is a member of the Milwaukee Downtown BID’s Placemaking Taskforce that helped form this opportunity and will be involved with the artist selection process. We are excited about the leadership the BID is taking with public art, creative placemaking, creative entrepreneurship and other related efforts to affect the city experience on and off Wisconsin Avenue.
Please contact Gabriel Yeager with any questions. If the deadline is challenging for you and you are interested, please reach out to him to explore alternative arrangements for submission.
MKE<->LAX collaboration in terms of residency is possible for this opportunity if you are coming from outside Milwaukee, and Sara Daleiden will be available for advising during the project.
On Behalf of the Milwaukee Downtown Placemaking Task Force:
On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CST), Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 released a public Request for Qualifications for a new public art project located in the Jefferson Street Tunnel underneath the I-794 overpass. The project will enliven a key pedestrian connection between the Central Business District and Historic Third Ward. To view the full RFQ, please click here.
The deadline for submissions to this Request for Qualifications is Friday, June 15, 2018 and must be emailed to Gabriel Yeager at by 5:00 PM (CST).
All questions related to this RFQ must be directed to Gabriel Yeager at and submitted by Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST.
Thank you for your interest in Milwaukee’s growing street art scene! We are excited to review your submission to this RFQ
Gabriel Yeager

Downtown Environment Specialist 
600 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
p: 414.220.4700 | f: 414.220.4710

Sara Daleiden of MKE<->LAX shared about the Beerline Trail Project in Milwaukee as part of this ASLA-MN session:

Session Spotlight: Practicing Your Beliefs: Engagement as a Core Value
Moderated by Regina M Flanagan with Sara Daleiden, Seitu Jones, and Stephanie Glaros

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-MN)
2018 Education Conference
Engaged Communities, Engaged Design
Friday, April 20, 2018
Aria Hotel
105 N 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

ASLA-MN 2018 Conference Practicing Your Beliefs Session Description

Maryam Hosseinzadeh (LAX), Lewis Lee (MKE) and MKE<->LAX whipped up this “pop-up” screening for Portals in Los Angeles and Milwaukee. We are screening the short version of the Civic Art: Four Stories from South Los Angeles documentary made by Mark Escribano and Sara Daleiden. Sara Daleiden will be present at Mercado to discuss the film.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Mercado La Paloma
3655 S Grand Avenue (Portal is outside near Grand Avenue)


MKE<->LAX in collaboration with Jazale’s Art Studio encourage you to attend the City’s TOD Connects community workshop in Bronzeville for the Moving Milwaukee Forward streetcar study next Wednesday, January 31 from 6-8pm at Hillside Terrace per below.
TOD stand for Transit-Oriented Development and relates with the potential growth of Bronzeville and nearby areas if the streetcar extends on King Drive. We had the pleasure of recently participating in a City advisors meeting where we saw some of the preliminary design ideas for TOD Connects in Bronzeville and believe this is an important milestone to receive your design feedback for the process. We are advocating for a network of green spaces on and off North Avenue that could include activating many of the City’s open lots and more trees and other vegetation as part of a new streetscape canopy. We are also advocating for support of small to mid-size creative entrepreneur businesses in Bronzeville, as well as inclusion of the City’s foreclosed houses and small buildings in the study area as potential rehabilitation for these creative entrepreneurs.
We also encourage you to participate in the City’s TOD Connects survey for the Moving Milwaukee Forward streetcar in Bronzeville and Walker’s Point:
Please contact Monica Wauck at the Department of City Development at with any questions.
Milwaukee Streetcar Life is coming again…

Join Us For The Third Community Workshop For The Moving Milwaukee Forward Study

Hillside Terrace, Resource Center
1452 North 7th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207
January 31, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm

There will be a brief presentation at the beginning of the meeting, followed by an opportunity to talk with the study team and other residents in small groups about preliminary design ideas.

The proposed, future King Drive/ Bronzeville extension of the Milwaukee Streetcar has the potential to connect people to jobs, attract new businesses, bring new housing options, and improve public open spaces. The City of Milwaukee and the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District are planning for how to ensure residents and business benefit from the potential changes that improved transit could bring to the neighborhood. The only way to make this study successful is to hear from residents.  Please attend and bring a neighbor!

Please attend and tell us:

  • Where transit oriented development should occur and what it should look like

  • What housing options residents need in their neighborhood

  • How to make the neighborhood better for walking

This meeting is the third of several community workshops planned. Additional details about the event and the project are on the attached flyer.

A light dinner will be served. We appreciate your time in helping shape the future of your neighborhood.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for this event should contact the City of Milwaukee ADA Coordinator at (414) 286-3475 or as least 72 hours beforehand.


Sara Daleiden’s first feature documentary with MKE<->LAX collaborators, which we are thrilled is premiering at the Milwaukee Film Festival! Please join us this Sunday for a screening with Q&A and related panel…

a feature documentary by Mark Escribano and Sara Daleiden, s(o)ul
edited with Andrew Swant

commissioned by the Los Angeles County Art Commission

This Sunday, October 8
Cream City Cinema
2230 North Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Sara Daleiden will be available at the Q&A after the screening. This documentary stems from the last four years of work she collaboratively performed as an art and public engagement consultant for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Civic Art Program as part of their Open Space Creative Graffiti Abatement Project. Weaving connections between social and physical art production as civic engagement, the documentary follows four artist teams in four public spaces (two parks and two libraries) in four neighborhoods in South Los Angeles County. We find it to be a gentle portrait of cultural exchange in an urban U.S. American landscape.
Following the screening and around the corner on the Eastside, Sara will be on a panel moderated by Arijit Sen…
This Sunday, October 8
Milwaukee Film Lounge

2155 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

We imagine there will be more screenings to come in Milwaukee and Los Angeles in the coming year so stay tuned for that if this doesn’t work!

Saturday, September 23

Exhibition reception for Vicki, with an i organized by Michelle Grabner
Woodland Pattern
720 East Locust Street in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (a few blocks from the MKE<->LAX residency!)

featuring a panel discussion with:
Marilu Knode (Moderator): Laura Perry (writer), Sara Daleiden (artist)
Kim Miller (artist), Erin Washington (artist) & Kirsten Stoltmann (artist)

& a reading by author Lise Haller Baggesen from Mothernism
followed by a Q+A with Milwaukee artist Rose DiSalvo

“Vicki, with an i speaks to the changing power dynamics afforded woman in western culture.”

Promises to be an interesting discussion about gender and working in the arts! Marilu is a long-time colleague and a favorite cultural firebrands in Milwaukee and internationally. An opportunity to engage with her, Michelle and the other people involved with the project who associate to being arts workers and women, and perhaps feminists too, such that there will be an exchange about our relationship to our shared representation. At the base this will be a conversation around defining and acknowledging labor.