It’s April 14 (4/14), so happy Milwaukee Day / 414 Day / 414 Milwaukee Day / 414 MKE Day, Milwaukee. (Our area code is 414, dontcha know.) Get out there and do some some stuff and enjoy some deals. Also, it’s time to “Reimagine Milwaukee.”

That’s the message of Imagine MKE‘s fifth annual Milwaukee Day video, “a media love letter to Milwaukee’s arts, culture, and creative industries.” The video was directed by Wes Tank (TankThink) and produced by Sara Daleiden (MKE<-> LAX). It’s stunning. Watch it now:

“This year’s Milwaukee Day video has been a remarkable labor of love and is the crown jewel of the Reimagine Milwaukee campaign,” says Imagine MKE’s Executive Director Adam Braatz in a press release. “With the incredible talents and reach of filmmaker Wes Tank and producer Sara Daleiden, the inspiring music of Vincent Van Great, and so many other standout local creatives, we’ve been able to produce a media time capsule of this moment in the life of Milwaukee’s creative community. We sincerely hope that it will resonate in an enduring way with all those who call Milwaukee home, and can serve to broadcast the special warmth, creativity, and diversity of Milwaukee to the outside world.”

Here are the full credits. We love you, Milwaukee.

Directed by Wes Tank, TankThink

Produced by Sara Daleiden, MKE<-> LAX

Executive Produced by
Adam Braatz
Elisabeth Albeck Gasparka

Star Track Written and Performed by
Vincent Van Great and SistaStrings

Voiceover by Elisabeth Albeck Gasparka

Performed by Vincent Van Great

Cinematography and editing by Wes Tank, TankThink

Additional cinematography by
Kelly Michael Anderson
Alvin Conner
Ryan Reeve
Charlie Parker
UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts

Motion Graphics by Dave Kiel, Harvest Motion


The Good Land Proof of Concept by Andrew Swant and Marquise Mays

Alderperson Sharlen Moore and Ferne Caulker-Bronson at

Washington Park Media Center

Mitchell Park Domes, Red Arrow Park, North Point Water Tower

Bradford Beach Courtesy of Historic Milwaukee

Ashanti Hamilton courtesy of InPower

Riverworks 5k courtesy of Riverworks

Active courtesy of Klassik

Beerline Trail Walk courtesy of WaterMarks

Vincent Van Great

CK Ledesma

Dancers courtesy of UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts

Sherman Phoenix Marketplace

Native dancer at Chris Sweet Mural at

Gerald L. Ignace Indian Community Health Center

Menomonee Valley with Three Bridges Park

Vincent Van Great at Washington Park Wednesdays

Phoenix Brown at Villa Terrace Art Museum

Christopher DeAngelo Gilbert

Asher Gray at Funky Fruit/High Dive

Luna Mural by Whitney Salgado, Katie Loughmiller

Alice’s Garden Urban Farm

Nalani Moesch, Ladasia Bryant, Adalah Muta’aliah

Stop Motion Animator Courtesy of UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts

The Crisis Rashid Johnson sculpture courtesy of Sculpture MKE

Homeworks Bronzeville- Vedale Hill Mikal Floyd-Pruitt,

Sara Daleiden, MKE<->LAX

Lexi Bronson, CopyWrite Magazine, Jazale Art Studio

Aztec Dancer at Washington Park Wednesdays

Lucas Alamo at Mitchell Park Domes

Arts @ Large mural

Splash! at Homeworks Bronzeville

Kim Shine, Mikal Floyd Pruitt, Manny Vibez

Sí Se Puede mural by CK Ledesma

Beerline Trail mural by John Kowalczyk and Fred Kaems

SistaStrings courtesy of No Wake! Produced by Silver City Studios

Jordan Lee at Radio Milwaukee

Jones Island courtesy of Historic MIlwaukee

Goodkind kitchen and food

DJ Kenny Perez on Washington Park Wheels

We are in this Together mural by Fred Kaems

House of Rad and Washington Park Wheels

DJ Jenius / Unfinished Legacy

27th st viaduct courtesy of Andrew Swant/Marquise Mays

Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge / Light the Hoan

Carnival Day at Washington Park Wednesdays

Klassik / Present Music

Joy Engine / Nite Lite / Wes Tank / Dave Kiel art projections

Native drummers / Dancers at Chris Sweet mural

Bel Canto Choir

Adekola Fadunmade Adedapo

Mark Soriano / The Hatchets at Radio Milwaukee

Shontrail at Radio Milwaukee

Lauryl Sulfate & Her Ladies of Leisure at Radio Milwaukee

SistaStrings courtesy of No Wake Produced by Silver City Studios

Ruth B8r Ginsburg at Washington Park Wednesdays

Ko-Thi Dance Company at Milwaukee Bucks game at Fiserv Forum

Brandon Minga, Mingadigm and Andre Saint Louis

4th Base courtesy of Dino Black Studios

Mittenfest / The Cooperage

Ashanti Hamilton at Milwaukee Public Library Villard Street Branch

Tia Richardson at 3rd Street Market Hall

Present Music at Turner Hall

Rooted and Rising Washington Park Community Garden

Lilo Allen, Papyrus and Charms / Bronzeville Collective

Tate Bunker, UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts

Film Students courtesy of UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts

Tia Richardson mural / America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Samer Ghani at Cactus Club

Sara Daleiden, MKE<->LAX at Wick Park / Jill Sebastian installation

Jill Sebastian at Wisconsin Center

Melanie Tallmadge Sainz, Little Eagle Arts Foundation sculpture

R.A.P. Ferreira at Cactus Club courtesy of Kelly Michael Anderson

Barry Paul Clark at Mitchell Street Sun Fair

Associated Bank River Center, Corporate Office courtesy of Associated Bank

Milwaukee Art Museum

Shalina Ali, TRUE Skool, Inc. at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Pat Mueller, Martin Drive Neighborhood Association

Mitchell Park Domes



Maria Monteagudo

Angela Mallett, HoneyBee Sage Wellness & Apothecary

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum

Giannis painting by Orlando David Granados at Latino Arts, Inc.

Cassandra Smith artwork curated by Monica Miller, Gallery at the Ave

Milwaukee Makers Market

Amanda Tollefson, Hover Craft MKE

Hover Craft MKE

Ashanti Hamilton at Kilbourn Reservoir Park

Kilbourn Reservoir Park courtesy of Andrew Swant, Marquise Mays, Ryan Reeve

Ferne Caulker-Bronson, Ko-Thi Dance Company at Fiserv Forum

Melanie Tallmadge Sainz at Washington Park Wednesdays

Food at Goodkind

Vincent Van Great

Joshua Cantina

Adekola Fadunmade Adedapo at Washington Park Media Center

Land Acknowledgement Source:

Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education

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