Who We Are

We know that art can heal and change lives — we see it happen every day.

Our Story

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.

Guest Artists

These remarkable artists and musicians bring great talent and valuable professional experience to Express Yourself Milwaukee.

Board of Directors

Express Yourself Milwaukee is fortunate to have a passionate Board of Directors and Advisory Board who care deeply about the growth of our organization.

Funders & Supporters

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.