"Make Milwaukee": Week 2 | A Tour Of RedLine
Listen: As the production side of 88Nine continues to develop its voice, I hope our community storytelling model grows right along with our collaborators -- there might not be a better example than RedLine. Last year, we featured RedLine: The Idea in our Make Milwaukee campaign. I brought them into the studios for an interview, and while they had plans and timelines and spoke convincingly, their space was still gallons of elbow grease from being much more than a dream. Throughout this past year, I had a chance to see the space when it was raw, when it was newly finished, and again now, after it's had a chance to fill itself up with artists and art. Let me tell you -- they started with grand plans and they really made it happen. Zulay had been to the space before and loved its concept, but wanted to fill in some blanks. So, on a frightfully cold morning, co-founder Lori Bauman graciously opened her doors and gave us a tour of RedLine.
This tour lasted over 30 minutes and cutting it down to a short tour was really really incredibly difficult. Below are some of the uncut highlights of the tour. The current exhibit in their first floor gallery by Amos Kennedy is really amazing -- if you've never bought a piece of art before, this one might get you in the habit. In fact, Zulay bought her daughter a birthday present on the way out:
They have a fully furnished apartment for visiting artists! When we walked in, it was kinda like Through The Looking Glass: