Brookfield Village News
A Newsletter from Brookfield Village, Ltd.

October 16, 2014
2nd Annual Art & Spirit Crawl
October 24, 4:00-9:00 PM
Join us for the second annual Art & Spirit Crawl on October 24 from 4:00-9:00 PM in Brookfield Village. View works of art from a wide variety of artists at more than 15 businesses throughout the Village area on Brookfield Road, and Pleasant St. from the railroad tracks (River Road) to McCoy Park (Wilderness Way).

Biloba Brewing, the Village's own micro-brewery, Sabella's, and Vino
Cappucino will feature food and beverages. Live music will be performed
along Brookfield Road.

This year's featured artist is Dawn Farina who specializes in an unconventional fusion of stained glass and mosaic art. Dawn's ability to capture the interplay of color and light through a collaboration of unique shapes, a vibrant color palette, and an endless imagination is what brings her sculptural works of art to life. Dawn's timeless pieces are functional as well as decorative. See more at

A special thanks to all of the sponsors who make this event possible:

Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial Campus;
City of Brookfield; Olive Promotions; Quality Heating; Waterstone Bank; American Family Insurance - Jeff Hansen Agency; Biloba Brewing; Brookfield Dance Academy; Creative Ministry; First Bank Financial Centre; John & Lisa Wilson; Kevin McCoy Rolfing; Mary Linsmeier Schools; Metropolitan Development; Miller Custom Homes; 29ten Salon; and Soerens Ford.

Grand Opening - 29ten Salon
2910 N Brookfield Rd

On September 25th, Owner Katie Schmitt and her staff at 29ten Salon staff formally opened their doors in the Brookfield Village. Mayor Steve Ponto, Katie's family, members of the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, and dozens of local residents helped celebrate the grand opening. 
Katie has come a long way from cutting her own bangs as a child to realizing her dream of owning and operating a hair salon. Katie and her team have recaptured many of the original architectural features of this historic building, while adding a contemporary look. 29ten Salon is a great addition to the Village, and has already been active in many of the Village events. 29ten Salon will be one of the host businesses during the upcoming Art & Spirit Crawl.


Farmers' Market Wrap Up

The second annual Brookfield Village Farmers' Market concluded on a sunny, crisp note last week. Over the course of the season, dozens of vendors promoted a variety of products including fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, gourmet oatmeal, various meats, eggs, cheese, candles, and much more. Residents from the Village area and throughout Brookfield visited the market, showing their support for local businesses. Sue Hesselgrave managed the Market during the last half of the season, taking over for Dawn Farina who guided the market during 2013 and the first half of 2014. Volunteers assisted in promotion, staffing the information booth, and assisting vendors in set-up. 
The new location at the City's recently completed Hoffman Avenue parking lot provided a wooded, park-like setting, and more than doubled the space available for vendors. Given the Market's success these first two years, it is sure to be an even bigger attraction in future years.


Brookfield Village, Ltd. not-for-profit advancement association



Kevin Wolf
Chair, Board of Directors
Brookfield Village Ltd.
Tim Casey
Economic Development
City of Brookfield

Mission Statement

The Brookfield Village property owners, business owners, and neighbors are dedicated to promoting the Village as a center of community activity in Brookfield and a great place for specialty retail and service businesses. In partnership with private sponsors, the City of Brookfield and service organizations we are working to develop a distinctive Village center.