Who We Are
We know that art can heal and change lives — we see it happen every day.
In 2001, Lori Vance – LCSW art therapist and visual artist — recognized the need in Milwaukee for a very different kind of arts program. Through her daily work as a therapist, Lori witnessed the difficulty that urban at-risk youth have in connecting with therapeutic arts resources provided in outpatient services.
Staff & Leadership
Since our founding in 2001, we’ve developed a team of creative professionals who care deeply about our community. Our team is committed to being a positive, consistent presence in the lives of the youth we serve.
These remarkable artists and musicians bring great talent and valuable professional experience to Express Yourself Milwaukee.
Express Yourself Milwaukee is fortunate to have a passionate Board of Directors and Advisory Board who care deeply about the growth of our organization.
Our work – and the change it ignites – is made possible thanks to our funders and supporters. We deeply appreciate their commitment to the young people we serve.