Bay View Gallery Night - Milwaukee WI

BVGN 2022

Refuge Smoothies

422 E. Lincoln Ave.

5pm - 9pm

Refuge Cafe is happy to provide this years BVGN with a community art project! Guests will be able to express themselves by decorating a unique puzzle piece. These pieces will all be put together and displayed in our store to show Bay View pride.
Also featuring our very own Local Artist: Anthony Jennaro, Creator of NattyCongo Wire Wraps

Event Contains: Family/Community Art Project, Wire Wraps

Artist Statement

The art of wire wrapping is rather new to me and being able to create art to pass on for someone else to enjoy is an extraordinary feeling. I believe in the power and healing of creativity (and crystals!) and I hope that my art brings that to the community. NattyCongo Wire Wraps was born in belief that artists like myself, are able to bring our biggest dreams to life through the freedom of expression!

Business Bio

Refuge was created to be a positive staple in the communities not only through service of quick and healthy food, but also the execution of "Pay it Forward" events.

Joshua Janis, concept leader, leads this charge by creating subtle reminders of what is important in each store. In all of the Refuge stores, the mission statement of "To enjoy our lives and to help others enjoy theirs" is prominently displayed. Each smoothie is named after a Wisconsinite who has made a positive impact on our communities and the "Before I Die" board is filled with guests' aspirations and goals.

Refuge artisan smoothies and fresh menu offer a quick and healthy option with whole fruits and vegetables. Including a wide variety of healthy snacks, fresh cold-pressed juice and local bakery will keep the body energized!