By Livia Peterson
No Studios (1037 West McKinley Avenue in downtown Milwaukee in the former Pabst Brewery) allow artists connect and collaborate, as it features film, music, and book events, salon discussions with the local artists, and screenings and the tenants include Milwaukee Film and 371 Productions.
Today, No Studios launched the roof top with incredible events including drink specials, Colectivo lunch, beer discounts, Fontleroy appetizers, makers market, live music, and 371 Productions Open House.
The 371 Productions allowed us to tour the offices, view virtual reality, and create meaningful conversations with artists. As a freelance arts critic, the socializing with a purpose came full circle. I conversed with local filmmakers Suzanne Jurva, Emily Kuester, Santana Coleman, Kristin Peterson Kaszubowski, Brad Lichtenstein, and Ramon Sloan and author Lora Hyler. It is vital to network within your given industry, regardless where you are in your career, as the common passions and interests beautifully collide here.
The 371 Productions’ Black Girl Training, Pink Moon, and Driftless are currently in production. Ms. Surva has three projects in development. The virtual reality experience is difficult to acclimate to and may cause dizziness.
All membership levels include events, gallery level access, online directory, and private event rental. The membership levels include Social, Artist, Club, Corporate, and Coworker. The access varies depending on the membership level. The membership dues are offered monthly or annually. The recently launched Club Membership includes up to four guests, event hosting, and roof top access. The roof top offers one of the best Milwaukee views. The Milwaukee skyline reminds us inspiration is able to come from anywhere.
From the consistent creative juices to the networking, No Studios offers something for everyone regardless if you are an arts supporter or an artist. The connections established allow us to open doors to our careers and beyond. John Ridley, Lisa Cesar, and all remind us dreams come true with determination, persistence, and socializing with a purpose guides us through our journey.