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Historic Milwaukee to receive $20,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved an Art Works grant of $20,000 to Historic Milwaukee, Inc. for Doors Open 2017. Doors Open Milwaukee is a two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture and history.

“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as Historic Milwaukee, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum, or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”

“As we approach our 7th annual Doors Open event, Historic Milwaukee is excited to expand our open house event using funding from the NEA,” said Historic Milwaukee Board Chair Dan Sweeney. “Each year, thousands of visitors have explored hundreds of Milwaukee buildings and neighborhoods during Doors Open, deepening the community’s understanding of our history and the importance of our shared future.”

As part of the grant, Historic Milwaukee must raise a matching $20,000 of support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit