Events Calendar

Saturday, September 16 2023

September 16, 2023 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Photo: Molly Rosenblum/Sam LaStrapes/Kodah

Visitors must adhere to our social distance walking visitor guidelines.

Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden.

September 16, 2023 - 11:00am - 4:00pm



The HOME Refugee Steering Committee at the Lynden Sculpture Garden invites you to observe World Refugee Day in a series of outdoor events and programs that celebrate Milwaukee’s refugee communities through art, food, fashion, and performance.

HOME 2023 events come to a close with the September Craft Market.

Drop by between 11 am and 4 pm to browse our outdoor market featuring crafts and other goods from Africa, Asia, and Indigenous makers. Claudia Orjuela is joined by Ceci Tejeda for our first HOME Multilingual Story Time of the season. They will be reading a book suitable for 4-to-8-year-olds in Spanish and English, followed by some hands-on artmaking. For those wanting to tour the grounds, the Lynden land team will introduce you to Lynden’s trees in a walk scheduled from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. HOME sponsor Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield will be on hand to provide community resources, PHE unwinding materials, and health and wellness educational information.

Bring a picnic and a blanket to enjoy the outdoors with friends, family, and community. Be sure to have cash with you to purchase food and refreshments prepared by community chefs from the Afghan community.


11 am Craft Market Opens
11:30 am-12:30 pm Tree Walk
1-2 pm Home Multilingual Story Time
4 pm Craft Market Closes

Menu coming soon!


Ana Cummie: Asian beauty accessories, brooches, scarves, dresses, and products

AraKids Fashion Boutique: African attire for children made from Ankara fabric in various modern styles designed by Rukayat Goodluck

Crafty Mom: Winter hats knitted by Artemisa Zavala

Ethiopian Crafts and Jewelry: Scarfs, earrings, and artworks curated by Frey Faris

Fairouz LLC: Gifts, accessories, and antiques from across the world from Syrian vendor Suheir Rashid.

Hmodern Made: Ashley Xiong’s Hmong handmade hair accessories, apparel, and other wearables.

Ladi Nayaase: Organic, natural, and sustainable self care brand whose mission is to bring holistic wellness to communities of color, with sustainability at the core of its business practices. Products include body scrubs, shampoo and conditioning bars, candles, natural deodorant, body oil, facial oil, facial masks, soaps, and make up remover.

Mai Glow: Handcrafted jewelry, instruments, bags and more hand selected and crafted from Nigeria.

Mchete's African Treasures: Authentic, handmade African and Tanzanian clothing, fabric, and accessories, and other African treasures.

Mh Trendz: Traditional and contemporary henna (mhendi) designs by Muneeba Irslan

Myanmar Art: Watercolor paintings of Myanmar landscapes and portraits and other artworks by Myanmar artists organized by Aung Myo Tin.

Olive Essence Soap, sold by Palestinian Syrian Seedra Amer.

Puffy and Fluffy: Accessories including keychains and scarves by Palestinian Nedal Barbarawi

Rosidah Abdul Shukor: Burmese desserts including sago and sticky rice, prepared by Ros

Rumaneh Nourish: Natural and organic skincare products inspired by owner Bisan Musa's Palestinian heritage.

Skylight: Traditional Rohingya and Burmese desserts by Hasina Ahmed.

Wisconsin Ukrainians: Ukrainian souvenirs and crafts.

About HOME
HOME is the theme of our work with refugee community leaders, community members, Call & Response artists, and allies. The HOME Refugee Steering Committee is building a space of leading, coming together, and celebrating refugees.

World Refugee Day 2023 celebrations extend into three additional HOME “days” featuring music, dance, food, fashion (both ethnic and traditional), and two markets offering handicrafts and homemade goods. For all HOME 2023 programming, click here.

HOME 2023 is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Refugee Programs; Anthem Blue-Cross Blue-Shield; and Hanan Refugee Relief Group.

Additional partners include Milwaukee Public Library, UWM Libraries, Tables Across Borders, Wisconsin for Ukraine, Community Center for Immigrants, and more.

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