Bronzeville effort aims to keep creative talent in Milwaukee

Vedale Hill Headshot

An adjunct professor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is spearheading an effort to restore properties in the city's Bronzeville District for use by creative professionals.

"We're rehabbing properties that were foreclosed for years and years, we're trying to fight blight and gentrification through homeownership for creatives," said Vedale Hill, the developer and project director of HomeWorks: Bronzeville.

A successful artist born and raised in Milwaukee, Hill is also the co-founder of Jazale's Art Studio, where he works with youth in Bronzeville and surrounding neighborhoods....

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