Milwaukee Night Market announces 2022 vendor lineup, support from American Family Insurance
First Night Market of the 2022 season to be held on June 15.
SOURCE: Westown Associates
Westown Association announced the more than 100 local vendors that will participate in the 2022 Milwaukee Night Market, which returns to downtown Milwaukee this summer for a full season for the first time since 2019.
The diverse lineup of vendors features a variety of artists, restaurateurs, farmers, crafters and makers of all sorts that will showcase their talents to the estimated 20,000 attendees each night. The Milwaukee Night Market is a free, outdoor event that transforms the economic and entertainment heart of Wisconsin and the Westown neighborhood into an exciting fusion of all the city has to offer.
The 2022 Markets will be held on June 15, July 13, August 17 and September 21 from 5 to 10 p.m. on West Wisconsin Avenue between 2nd Street and Vel R. Phillips Avenue.
“We were thrilled to have over 300 local small businesses apply to vend at the 2022 Markets from which our team has curated an exciting list of vendors that represent that diversity of our city,” said Stacie Callies, Executive Director of Westown Association.
Attendees can expect legacy vendors of the Night Market such as Meat on the Street, Happy Dough Lucky, James Steeno Gallery and LIT MKE, as well as entrepreneurs making their Night Market debuts including Clover Milwaukee, Nate Vomhof Media Co and Peanut and Butter Jelly Deli.
American Family Insurance returns for the second year, sponsoring the vendors fees for 10 entrepreneurs at each of the four Markets by selecting an array of vendors that feature ethnic diversity and gender parity. The 10 sponsored vendors are Baked Dream Creations, Blossom Candle, Chase My Creations, Dougie’s Delights, Harmony By Design, Outwoken Tea, Spicy Freza Apparel, T for Textile and Tostada by Maranta. A full list of vendors for the 2022 season can be found on mkenightmarket.com.
“Economic empowerment is one goal of our Free to Dream initiative, where we’re investing $105 million over five years to help close equity gaps and create meaningful impact in communities,” said Ranell Washington, American Family community and social impact advisor. “Small businesses, especially diverse businesses, are the economic engine of our country and we want to support these bold entrepreneurs in a variety of ways, including amplifying their brands via storytelling and through social media channels. We’re proud to support these amazingly talented entrepreneurs.”
Westown Association is proud to have the support from community partners including GRAEF, Gruber Law Offices, Terrapin Beer, Jameson Irish Whiskey, The Avenue, 3rd St. Market Hall, We Energies Foundation and others.
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About American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 251 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.
About Westown Association
Westown Association is a non-profit business association focused on championing the economic and social development of Milwaukee’s central business district west of the Milwaukee River. This is accomplished through special event marketing, business advocacy, growth initiatives and public/private partnerships that improve the quality of life and vitality of the district. For more information, please visit westown.org.