By Nyesha Stone
Milwaukee’s downtown is on the rise from the street car expansion to the 2020 DNC, at the Fiserv Forum, and now the opening of Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel. Earlier this week, Saint Kate opened its doors to the media for a sneak peek before its opening on June 4.
Saint Kate’s is a one-of-a-kind hotel in Milwaukee with a focus on the arts community. The hotel will feature both the visual and performing arts within its walls.
The hotel will have a space dedicated to the Museum of Wisconsin Art’s own gallery (MOWA)—a 1,700-square-foot gallery located on the first floor of Saint Kate; The Arc Theatre—a 90-seat theatre with rotating productions, lectures, dance performances and more; The Cube–a traditional white, cube gallery space located next to MOWA; The Space – the home of Saint Kate’s rotating visual arts exhibits, where artists will use the space as inspiration; The Closet– an immersive installation room on the second floor of Saint Kate for emerging artists; a bar; dinning and Pop- Up Performances where guests walking through the second-floor halls or stopping at the Bar for a handcrafted cocktail may find a pop-up rehearsal for a local band or a DJ playing music.
The hotel will also feature installations throughout the hotel that will change over time.
Creative visionary and owner, Greg Marcus said the redesign of the hotel started earlier this year in January. After doing research on the top trends, Marcus discovered that travelers “don’t just want to get a room and show, but to experience something.”
“We are completely rooted in the arts,” said Marcus. “Art is our brand.”
According to a press release, Saint Kate is a home for dancers, comedians, singers, actors, musicians, filmmakers and other artists to discover and create.
Furthermore, Saint Kate is “a place for travelers with open minds, a curious nature, and a desire to question. A place for explorers from near and far hungry for an experience. A celebration of the arts in all its many forms.”
To find out more Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, visit www.saintkatearts.com.