Public art project connects Harambee, Riverwest neighborhoods
MILWAUKEE - If they build it they will come, and hopefully learn. That is the notion behind a new public art project connecting the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods.
An old metal shipping container has been renovated into a community classroom. It's all part of an innovative project called ICAN2Labs. Keith Hayes is the architect behind the dream.
He notes: "If we provide a space, people can potentially come together and really start to conjure up something exciting."
The converted bin is the first phase of a public art project for a park called the "artery." It will connect the Harambee and Riverwest neighborhoods. Tyrone Dumas is a consultant. He explains. "We want to be a tie between those two communities and have this container be the summit place where people can come and have activities in the neighborhood."