Shh…Hilton Milwaukee City Center’s Secret Sculpture Garden Begins June 21

Local artist’s sculptures will be featured at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center throughout the summer

MILWAUKEE – June 19, 2017 – The Hilton Milwaukee City Center, owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, will host a Secret Sculpture Garden in 6th and Green, the hotel’s outside courtyard, from June 21 through September 4, 2017. The public is invited to visit the secret garden and see local artist, Joel Pfeiffer’s 17 breathtaking stainless steel and fused glass sculptures in the “Walk of Wonder” exhibit.

The Secret Sculpture Garden will begin on Wednesday, June 21 with an opening reception from 5 – 8 p.m. Guests will be able to walk amongst the sculptures and meet Pfeiffer as he discusses his inspiration for each piece. The event will include a cash bar and a la carte food for purchase, as well as live music from Painted Caves, a Milwaukee-based band known for their Arabian-inspired folk music and mesmerizing performances. The hotel will also host happy hours in the space every Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. June 23 through September 1, 2017.

“I’m thrilled to feature my outdoor colored glass and stainless-steel sculptures at the Hilton Milwaukee,” said Joel Pfeiffer, local artist. “The green space at the Hilton lends a perfect landscape for the interplay of color and light throughout the day. I’m inspired by this fusion of color, glass and light for the “Walk of Wonder” exhibit.”

Pfeiffer, who resides in Hartland, Wisconsin, has had numerous shows and exhibitions, received countless arts and education awards, and has presented at many conferences and events, most often as a keynote speaker. He has had a number of major international and community art installations throughout the state. One of his most notable installations is the American-Soviet Mural Project, an 8’ x 36’ ceramic mural installed at the Mitchell International Airport since 1990.

Pfeiffer is also known throughout the community for his clay stomps, which mixes dry ingredients into clay for ceramic works of art. Over the past 33 years, Pfeiffer has facilitated over 80 clay stomps for schools, art museums, libraries and other community events. The clay stomps allow people to be a part of his art work and have fun.

The Secret Sculpture Garden is a sanctioned Sculpture Milwaukee event, a nonprofit organization that has brought 22 sculptures by 21 different artists along Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee. All of Pfeiffer’s sculptures in the Secret Sculpture Garden will be available for purchase.

The opening reception and Secret Sculpture Garden are free and open to the public. For more information about the Secret Sculpture Garden, visit the event website, or, you can check for more details via Facebook or Twitter @HiltonMilwaukee.

For more information on Joel Pfeiffer’s works, please visit: http://www.heartrootsstudio.com.

About Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Located in the heart of downtown, the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Milwaukee City Center is a true Milwaukee landmark. In 2011, it became a member of Historic Hotels of America. As Milwaukee’s convention headquarters hotel of choice, Hilton Milwaukee offers the most meeting and event space of any hotel in the city—more than 34,000 square feet—including three ballrooms and 18 well-appointed meeting rooms of various sizes. The hotel’s ballrooms, with their vaulted ceilings and period fabrics, echo the magnificence evident throughout this showpiece.

With 729 renovated guest rooms, Hilton Milwaukee can accommodate nearly any group. Its central location means guests are just moments away from the city’s theater district, the lakefront and Summerfest grounds, Bradley Center sports complex and Historic Third Ward. Hilton Milwaukee is located at 509 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information on the hotel, visit www.HiltonMilwaukee.com, find the hotel on Facebook (Facebook.com/hiltonmilwaukee), or follow it on Twitter (@HiltonMilwaukee).

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 17 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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