After School Special is a semi-nomadic collective based in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
After completing their BFA’s, eight young artists try to navigate their lives, balancing friends, love, dead end jobs, careers (or the lack of one) with being an artist.
After School Special is a semi-nomadic collective that seeks community engagement with art through nontraditional exhibitions, queer events, informal classes, applicable workshops, malleable dialogue, and everything in between. The semi-impermanent members of After School Special are currently based out of a studio space in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI.
As a group of working and emerging artists, we seek to support creative individuals of the same stature by providing opportunities for under recognized, socially engaged, young artists. Though focused on the local, After School Special engages art and community at a national level in hopes of becoming part of the larger cultural discussion that defines us all. We are not bound by walls, but by the value of ideas and the people behind them.