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The South Shore Community Bellwether

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BAY VIEW ARTS TOUR 2004 By Shelley Wozniak-Rosenquist

Bay View Area Redcats Contact Ron Bird or Jerry Fritsch, 482-7264. Bay View Arts Guild ( Contact Linda Beckstrom, 482-1543 or Bay View Babysitting Co-Op Contact Sue Boyle, 744-1895. Bay View Bicycle Club ( Contact Linda Roessl, president, 764-0091, or Bay View Business Association ( Contact Charles Livermore, 481-0868 or Bay View Community Center ( 1320 E. Oklahoma Ave. Contact Linda Nieft, 482-1000. Bay View Garden and Yard Society ( Contact Thom Gravelle, 482-3796 or Bay View Historical Society ( Contact Gloria Skwierawski, 481-8128 or Bay View Lions Club Contact Joe Klinkiewicz, 769-8886. Bay View Matters List Serve ( Bay View Neighborhood Association ( Contact Amy L. Carlson, 486-7820 or Beulah Brinton Community Center ( 2555 S. Bay St. Contact Bob Gavronski, 481-2494. Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association Contact Ann Schanz, 423-9818. Humboldt Park Watch Contact Ruth Simos, 483-9330. Interorganizational Council of Bay View Contact Lee Morbeck, 282-7735. MilwaukeeRenaissance.Com ( Contact James J. Godsil, 232-1336. Partnership for Rain Gardens Contact Susan Priebe and Ellen Rulseh 2102 Linden Ave., Madison, WI 53704 608240-9424 or South Community Organization Contact Terri Toporsch, 643-7913. South Shore Farmers’ Market Contact Kathy Mulvey, 744-0408. South Shore Park Watch Contact Dennis Schumaker, 481-8274 or Kathy Mulvey, 744-0408. South Shore Yacht Club ( Contact James Hutchinson, 481-2331. St. Ann Center For Intergenerational Care ( Contact Sr. Edna, 977-5000. More information on each of these Bay View organizations will appear in the Premiere Issue.

A Moscow Tour Guide to North American Birds by Sue Lawton is featured in the forthcoming Bay View Arts Tour. 4” x 6”, acrylic, ink, collage, and charcoal, 2004 upport Wisconsin artists and Bay View Businesses by participating in the Bay View Arts Tour 2004! It will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 25 & 26th.


Whether you're an artist or an artlover/supporter, the Bay View Arts Tour is for you. With over fifty artists and businesses participating in this year’s tour, there is sure to be something for everyone! Here's the deal. The Bay View Arts Guild (BVAG) is sponsoring this wonderful event. What is the Arts Tour? BVAG calls for artists to participate. These artists range from fine artists, featuring ceramics, jewelry, oil paintings, pastels, sculpture, mixed

media, etc., to performing artists and musicians. Then, the guild gets a hold of local Bay View businesses. These range from flower shops and hair salons to restaurants, bars and everything in between. After that, we put them together to form a wonderful two-day event where tour, that is, people can walk from business to business to look at, purchase and simply enjoy art of all kinds. How do I get involved, you might ask? Well, we're glad you did! Artists, performers, and businesses interested in participating need only visit to download the application form for this event. Fill out the required information and send it to

us with your payment. Mail it to the Bay View Art Guild. (The address it's on the form.) From there, your name will be placed on our list and you will be given further instructions. We are currently finalizing our list of Bay View businesses that will be participating in this years Tour, so if you are filling out an application and don't know where you'd like to show your work, please leave that area of your form blank and we'll help you figure out a match. Artists, business-owners, and others who wish to learn more, please contact: By Shelley WozniakRosenquist 414-520-3822 or

BAY VIEW NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY he newly formed Bay View Neighborhood Association (BVNA) is hosting its first annual block party, planned for Saturday, October 2. The Bay View Neighborhood Association is currently in the process of soliciting corporate support, booking performers, and finalizing the plans for its inaugural block party. "Bay View is an up-and-coming neighborhood," said Amy Carlson, interim president of the newly formed neighborhood association. "We've never had a block party, like many of the other Milwaukee neighborhoods, here in Bay View. We thought this would be a good way to build community in the neighborhood." Live music, entertainment, and


food will be featured during the Bay View Bash to attract residents and visitors to a four-block area along Kinnickinnic Ave. from California Avenue to Potter Avenue, 11am-10pm. Organizers hope to attract as many as 10,000 people. BVNA members have already received the necessary permits from the city to close down one of the neighborhood's main drags. They are working quickly to secure corporate sponsorships within the community to support the event. "We are actively seeking corporate sponsors and we'll get as many Bay View businesses and community groups involved as possible," Carlson said. "The first businesses to commit to the event

are RushMor Records, Bay View Quick Mart, Frank’s Power Plant, Bay View Methodist Church, Sven’s Café, Hi-Fi Café and Apple A Day Massage." Carlson said she hopes some of the neighborhood's larger businesses will buy into the event noting, "It gives them some promotion for their own businesses and gives them an opportunity to work and play with other businesses and people in our neighborhood. And it will be fun." Carlson acknowledges that it will be no small feat to pull the event together in the next few weeks but said with a core group of 25 volunteers and the growing support of the Kinnickinnic Avenue business community, it will happen. Continued on page 2

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