Milwaukee Arts Barge (MAB) is a mobile performing arts venue that transforms public waterways into creative and social spaces of civic engagement. The project utilizes Milwaukee‘s most valuable public space, its network of rivers and the lakefront, and offers a signature-floating venue to propel new creative opportunities for performers, environmental communities and the city.
More About MAB.
MAB can accommodate theater, dance, concerts, film screenings, and community events. It allows unique parts of Milwaukee to be the backdrop and the place from which to engage the city. Established in 2016, MAB works with performing arts communities, social and environmental advocacy groups, governmental organizations, and grant foundations. MAB provides these local groups and city residents the ability to reimagine the city by transforming the waterways into a space of engagement. MAB is a proud member of the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium (MEC).
MAB also works directly with water advocacy groups and operates as a floating classroom: It educates residents about the importance of the waterways and its ecologies, it collects data about the water quality, and operates as a free mobile WI-FI hotspot for city residents.
MAB is a resource for Milwaukee’s performing arts, water advocacy and community groups. If your performing arts organization, social and environmental advocacy group would like to use MAB please fill out the following 1-page form (MAB Proposal) and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MAB Team
Chad Wleczyk, Relational Development Architect, Abacus Architects
Noelle Peterson, Architect & Professor, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Isaac Svien, Logistics & Audio-Visual President, Sven Pro
Nick Zukauskas, Architect (Designer and Photographer)
Nicole Irland, Communications, Graphic and Identity Creative Director
Logistics Architect, XXX Firm
Special thanks to Original MAB Team:
Bob Allsop, Taylor Korslin, Becky Lyga, Jordan Nelson and Travis Shears.