storied music venue • artist-centered community space
Cactus Club is an artist-run, queer-owned, multi-disciplinary arts and performance space in Milwaukee, WI. Engaging with a culturally expansive and intergenerational cross-section of the city, the venue aims to foster meaningful relationships, highlight important artistic voices, develop local talent, and provide high quality arts programming to folks near and far. The organizers work to provide a supportive and amorphous platform for creative experimentation, tastemaking curation and interactive educational opportunities.
Over the course of nearly 30 years, the club has progressed from niche indie venue to a cultural hub and national destination – thanks in no small part to the deep community ties, inspired participation, and collective growth of all involved.