MKE Black Business Spotlight: TrapArt101


Contributed by MKE Black

This week we feature Deonte Trawick who is the owner of TrapArt101, a custom shoe and apparel business. Read on to learn more about Deonte and his business.

Q: Tell us about yourself, where you’re from and what you enjoy.

A: I’m from Milwaukee and some things I truly like are working out, which helps with my mental health, being a father to my son, and taking trips to enjoy the one life we all have.

Q: Why did you start your business? What makes you passionate about it?

A: I started my business because I’ve always been an artist and I always find ways to express myself, and through custom shoes that’s what I do. My passion comes from my DNA I’ve always had ambition for things I love and art/drawing has always been that. I always say “the world is one big canvas, why not paint over it.”

Q: What do you want people to know about your business?

A: I want people to know that my business is fully ran and owned by me, I have five years of experience in the custom shoe field and I’ve been getting better and better each year. I make shoes for the regular joe and also for celebrities and social media influencers.

Q: Please explain why your business is important to the community.

A: My business is important to the community because I am showing a different lane in which anyone can take to live good and do something they love. TrapArt101 is just the beginning and TrapLockerLLC the shoe store shall be the major thing happening next.

*This article is re-posted with permission from MKE Black. The original content can be found here: 

About MKE Black

MKE Black celebrates and promotes Black business, events, culture, and advancement in the greater Milwaukee area. Our vision is to increase and sustain the impact of Milwaukee’s Black business community. 

We are a non-profit dedicated to providing a one stop shop for locals and tourists, with information on dining, shopping, culture, resources, and more through our website and app. We also help Black Businesses by providing funding and resources to thrive.