RedLine Milwaukee, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and to stimulate the creative potential of the local community to which we are linked. Through residency, education, outreach and challenging exhibition programs with a focus on social justice, RedLine inspires and impacts new generations of cultural and civic transformers.
RedLine Milwaukee was founded by local artists Lori Bauman and Steve Vande Zande in October 2009. Goals of professional development, access and social justice are met through RedLine’s Programs: Residency, Exhibition and Education. The 22,000 square foot building includes exhibition space, artist studios, a community printshop and paper making studio, a computer lab, and classrooms. Milwaukee’s only artist-in-residence program, RedLine houses ten emerging artists, five mentoring artists, a resource artist (Scientist), six teen residents and several visiting artists annually. Additionally, RedLine connects artists with community organizations through workshops, classes, and outreach.