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Bronzeville Collective

Where Art and Business Meet

The Bronzeville Collective, located at 339 W. North Ave, in the heart of the Bronzeville arts and culture district, is a collaboration of creative individuals uniting as a collective unit. What initially began in 2016 as a city of Milwaukee sponsored pop-up program, has developed into a home for the area's talent to thrive creatively and financially. This business features four anchor brands; FlyBlooms, Papyrus & Charms, Distinctive Designs by Tomira and BeElegant, and also houses over 25 additional local brands. See TMJ4’s Cassandra McShepard discuss the meaning of the “Bronzeville Babes” in a segment she calls 'Fierce findings' here.

The Bronzeville Collective offers opportunities for others to build and grow their brands by providing a space with affordable monthly vendor fees with low commission rates, and long-term visibility in a retail space. Click the link to see a video of Bronzeville Collective co-founder Lilo Allen discussing the history of the collaboration and the businesses in the organization as she is featured on the first season of B.E.E. Narrative.

Images

Bronzeville Collective Front view of the organization Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 10th, 2022
Inside the Bronzeville Collective Bronzeville Collective co-founder Lillo Allen (left) and Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Director Patricia Diggs pose for a photo after a meeting to connect both organizations. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Patricia Diggs Date: February, 2022
Bronzeville Collective and America's Black Holocaust Museum on North Avenue Bronzeville Collective and America's Black Holocaust Museum both on North Avenue Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 10th, 2022
Side of Bronzeville Collective Building Western side of the Bronzeville Collective building displays a mural of Vel Phillips. Source: Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories Creator: Kitonga Alexander Date: July 22nd, 2022

Location

339 W. North Ave Milwaukee, WI 53212

Metadata

www.bronzevillecollective.com
Patricia Diggs and Kitonga Alexander, “Bronzeville Collective,” Milwaukee Bronzeville Histories, accessed September 27, 2022, https://milwaukeebronzevillehistories.org/items/show/21.