The non-profit organization Arts@Large provides arts-based programming geared to educators, students and their families, and the broader Milwaukee community. Arts@Large hired TKWA to assist with adaptive re-use of the 1890’s Patrick Cudahy building located at the southern end of historic 5th Street, the Creative Corridor of the Walker’s Point Neighborhood of Milwaukee.

The repurposed three-story building provides a permanent gathering space for artists, teachers, students, and the broader community. The Center will offer arts-based initiatives that give a platform for all ages to tell their stories and share them through visual, literary, performing, and multimedia arts.


Milwaukee, WI


16,950 sf


Adaptive re-use of historic building to house arts-based community outreach program


Completed 2019

The new Arts@Large Community Center features a student art gallery, art studios, cafe and catering kitchen, a training center and conference rooms, office space for Milwaukee area non-profits and small businesses, and public spaces for weddings, parties, and other social events.

TKWA assisted with documentation for Historic Tax Credits used in the project.

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