TCD’s Guide to Gallery Night


MIAD brings Milwaukee and Los Angeles together on Gallery Night and TCD has your full guide to new exhibitions opening all over the city.

By - Oct 16th, 2012 11:59 am

Courtesy of © MKE<->LAX, 2012 Image Credit: MKE<->LAX and Harvey Opgenorth

Milwaukee and Los Angeles may be thousands of miles apart, but this Friday during Fall Gallery Night, MIAD will bring the two cities together for a cooperative exchange of artistic and cultural expression.

MKE<->LAX @MIAD is part of a multi-year initiative that moves between the two regions to question the many factors that influence the production of arts and cultural identity. Ask yourself: What is interesting about Milwaukee? What is interesting about Los Angeles?

Sara Daleiden, a Waukesha native and current inhabitant of LA with frequent trips back to Milwaukee, is curator for the exhibition. Daleiden said she’s interested in exploring the cultural values and other factors that typically isolate ideas by region.

“I hope there is a curiosity that’s provoked by looking at the stereotypes of Milwaukee and Los Angeles, how the two regions stereotype each other and how that can possibly be broken down,” Daleiden said.

Courtesy of © MKE<->LAX, 2012 Image Credit: Harvey Opgenorth

Daleiden has been working with most of the ten exhibiting artists for several years. About half of the artists have moved from Milwaukee to LA as permanent residents, while the other half live in Milwaukee and have taken advantage of residencies in LA for periods ranging from one week to four months.

“I was involved in their move in various ways or have been helping them network and develop their practice,” Daleiden said.  “There was a desire to take some of the ways of thinking about art production, specifically that I’ve been learning and practicing in Los Angeles, and import that back into Milwaukee.”

The exhibit will take place in MIAD’s Frederick Layton Gallery and will include visual and spatial installations, videos, performance space aspects, sound pieces and more. Daleiden highlighted a few of these works for us.

Mark Escribano is showing his video titled The Milwaukee Movie, which sorts through decades of film and clips together instances where Milwaukee is referenced in Hollywood and how often Milwaukee stands in as a placeholder for Middle America. Scenes include recognizable faces like Marilyn Monroe and Chevy Chase.

Courtesy of © Special Entertainment, 2012 What What About L.A.

Special Entertainment will also be featured with a project that that references their viral video What, What in the Butt. The artists took to the LA streets at night in their fully loaded cargo van and projected a pink blimp that says “What” on various, unknowing cultural institutions including The Museum of Contemporary Art. Special Entertainment will be showing a video of their projection process on Friday. Deleiden said “The video ends up being a really beautiful portrait of Los Angeles.”

Designer Cat Pham, who studies architecture, will be producing and installing a physical landscape for the exhibit that will be carved from a digital drawing. This floor-based work will be the size of a small room and attendees will be encouraged to walk on, sit on and interact with this chunk of western landscape.

Aside from the natural interactivity of the project as a whole, there will also be a series of roundtable discussions with the artists on Gallery Day from 1-4 p.m.

This is the first MKE<->LAX exhibition in Milwaukee and it’s sure to be an unconventional gallery experience. The projects and pieces will inhabit a variety of conversation rooms that will be open not only to the MIAD community but also to the broader art community as a meeting space.

“We’re interested in supporting artists and other arts workers in Milwaukee to think critically and engage in how to make the Milwaukee arts community sustainable.” Daleiden said. “Art is a tool you can actually use to offer perspective into cultural stereotyping that can be applied to a number of things in Milwaukee and some challenges we have.”

MKE<->LAX @MIAD opens Friday, Oct. 19, from 5-9 p.m. in the Frederick Layton Gallery (downstairs) and will be on display through Dec. 8. Learn more at


East Town

Dean Jensen Gallery’s 25 for 25: Silver Anniversary Exhibition (image courtesy of Dean Jensen Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University and Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery

Dean Jensen Gallery

25 for 25, Silver Anniversary Exhibition

The Dean Jensen Gallery is celebrating its 25th birthday by taking guests on a nostalgic look back at works of artists who were previously featured in the gallery.

  • Friday, 6-9 p.m and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • 759 N. Water St

David Barnett Gallery

The Cow Jumped Over The Moon

…And into the works of several famous artists. Humor yourself at the lighthearted work of some seriously respected artists including Rembrandt, Heather Foster and David Barnett.

  • Friday, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • 1024 E. State St. at Prospect

The Pfister Hotel

The Art of Marcus and Timothy Westbrook, Pfister Artist in Residence

Works of art created by associates at Marcus Hotels & Resorts will be on display alongside Westbrook’s fiber art pieces. TCD profiled Westbrook when he was named this year’s Artist in Residence.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, throughout the day
  • 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

VIA Downer

Come check out Transfer and VIA Downer’s new black-and-white photography exhibit Side Work. In this series of photos, the restaurants’ employees take on the roles of both artist and subject.

  • Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • 2625 N. Downer Ave.

Gallerie M, Intercontinental Milwaukee

Lifetime Art 2012

The works of Lifetime Art were all created by artists age 50 or older who turned their midlife crisis into a still-life opportunity.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, throughout the day
  • 139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Gallery Grand @ GAC

We’re In This Together

A diverse group of Milwaukee artists collaborate to create a showcase that embraces the cultural diversity of our city.

  • Friday, 4:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
  • 604 N. Water St.

Youth Show and Plein Air Milwaukee at the LGBT Community Center

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

The Youth Show and Plein Air Milwaukee

Artists under the age of 25 will present their work in The Youth Show, while Plein Air Milwaukee, created by Jenny Anderson, continues the popular trend of creating works outside the confines of an indoor space.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 1110 N. Market St., Second Floor

Grohmann Museum

An Evening with Eckhart

Dr. Eckhart Grohmann is a MSOE Regent and Museum founder who will discuss his thoughts on building a museum and everything it entails.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 12-6 p.m.
  • 1000 N. Broadway at State St.


Uhuru Miamoja – The African Aesthetics And Political Consciousness

You may already be familiar with a work of exhibit artist Ras Ammar Nsoroma’s, and not even know it. Located under the Fond du Lac underpass is a mural he painted entitled The Rescue of Joshua Glover.Uhuru Miamoja – The African Aesthetics And Political Consciousness is the title of his new series which combines acrylic and mixed media paintings.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m and Saturday, 11 a.m- 4 p.m.
  • 757 N. Milwaukee St.

Museum of Wisconsin Art on the Lake, Saint John’s on the Lake

The Printed Woods: Serigraphs by Larry Basky

Experience and passion are visible within Basky’s vivid printmaking which aims to capture the vivacity of the great outdoors using stark contrast and selective colors.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m.
  • 1840 N. Prospect Ave.

Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Open House and Art Show

Enjoy historic stained-glass windows and specially crafted woodwork when you take a tour of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, home to the oldest congregation in Milwaukee. Art designed and created by congregation members will also be on display.

  • Friday, 6-9 p.m.
  • 1100 N. Astor St.

Cathedral of St. John

Monoprints and calliographs of artist Jack Pachuta

This Cedarburg artist combines printmaking techniques with pencil and ink renderings to create interdisciplinary works of art.

  • Friday, 6-9 p.m.
  • 802 N. Jackson St.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Preview of property that will be coming up for auction

It’s the one-year anniversary of the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and all items on display will be up for auction Nov. 9.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m.
  • 414 E. Mason St.

Morning Glory Gallery

Wisconsin artists, featuring hand-painted silks by Joanna

The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is once again sponsoring this exhibit featuring fine craft art. There will be more than 50 Wisconsin artists in attendance.

  • Friday and Saturday, 12-8 p.m.
  • 929 N. Water St., inside the Marcus Center

Sydney HiH Retrospective at Urban Milwaukee: The Store

Urban Milwaukee: The Store

Last Call at the Sydney Hih

Just because Sydney Hih was demolished this year doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the former housing complex of the 1970’s counterculture scene and relive those rebel days through photographs at the exhibit.

  • Friday, 5 p.m- 12 a.m and Saturday, 11 a.m. -5 p.m.
  • 755 N. Milwaukee St

Terrace Row Condo Model

Local Milwaukee artists

Enjoy oil paintings and stretched canvas while you explore the newly built three-story Terrace Row Condominiums in East Town.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m.
  • 775 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Village Church Art Gallery

Visions of Power, mixed media by emerging artists in Milwaukee

Up and coming artists display their latest works. The voice studio of Helen Ceci will also be part of the showcase.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m and Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
  • 130 E. Juneau

Hotel Metro

Wisconsin artists

Come for the artists, stay for the $5 dollar martinis.

  • Friday, 5-10 p.m.
  •  411 E. Mason St.

INOVA, UW-Milwaukee’s Institute of Visual Arts, Peck School of the Arts

INOVA kicks off its ninth annual exhibit of works from recipients of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists. A smorgasbord of work -everything from paintings to installations- will be on display.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 12- 5 p.m.
  • 2155 N. Prospect Ave.

Historic Third Ward

Vicki Reed, “Cowscape.” Blutstein Brondino Fine Art

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)


An exploration of cultural exchanges between Milwaukee and Los Angeles.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m- 5 p.m.
  • 273 E. Erie St.

Tory Folliard Gallery

Eric Aho Laura Dronzek: New Paintings

Aho’s abstract paintings stand in balanced contrast to the concrete still-life paintings of co-exhibitor Dronzek, who will be in attendance to discuss her work.

  • Friday, 11 a.m-9 p.m and Saturday, 11 a.m- 4 p.m.
  • 233 N. Milwaukee St.

A Trio Jewelry Design Studio

Frank Miller’s Cityscapes

This studio is five generations old and is featuring Frank Miller in this year’s fall gallery night.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m and Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
  • 215 N. Water St.

Artasia, LLC

A myriad of oriental art, accessories and furniture are among the main features of this gallery.

  • Friday, 10 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
  • 181 N. Broadway

The Art Institute of Wisconsin

Third Annual Faculty Show

There’s a little bit of everything in this year’s show. Photography, fashion and film are just a few art media you’ll be exposed to on your way through this exhibit.

  • Friday, 6-9 p.m and Saturday, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • 320 E. Buffalo St., Suite 100

Blutstein Brondino Fine Art

New Photo Expression 2012

Local Milwaukee artists exhibit their photography at Blutstein’s Second Annual invitational show.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m and Saturday, 1- 4 p.m.
  • 207 E. Buffalo St, Suite 212

Cityside Plaza

Free Candy

…is the name of the exhibit…and also the name of the treat you’ll be spoiled with if you visit the gallery! Contrary to what you may expect, the theme of Free Candy is actually based on things that live and die, such as insects.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m
  • 239 E. Chicago St.

Cramer-Kresslelt/ C-K Shorts

Showcase of more than 30 short films

What is special about these films is that they all have ties to Milwaukee. Whether a Milwaukee native produced or starred in the production, each short film has a personal attachment to the city.

  • Friday, 6-11 p.m.
  • 246 E. Chicago St.

Approachable Art exhibition at Kindess Architecture + Planning

Gallery 218

Various artists

Live entertainment will accompany the exhibit which focuses on painting, photography, printmaking and mixed media works. The exhibition opens on Friday and runs through Nov. 30.

  • Friday, 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, 12-5 p.m, 7-10 p.m.
  • 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 218

Gallery 326/ Swig

Photography by Daniel Dudzinski

Dudzinski’s photography has been described as “eccentric,” and will be the back drop of a party which includes everything but the drinks.

  • Friday, 5-11:30 p.m and Saturday, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • 217 N. Broadway, 2nd Floor

Gaslight Lofts

Works by Australian artist Carol Kerr

Kerr is an artist-of-all-trades and has photography, book writing and painting on her resume, to name a few. She will be in attendance both Friday and Saturday, so make sure to check out her exhibit and say hi.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 1o a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 425 E. Menomonee St.


21 Irving

Artist Alice O’Neill creates everlasting memories of the human experience through drawing and printmaking.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m and Saturday, 12- 4 p.m.
  • 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 222

The institute of Beauty and Wellness/ Neroli Salon and Spa

Live photo-shoot with models

There will be a demonstration of photo artwork in the making as Neroli’s creative artist team conducts a live photo shoot with models.

  • Friday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • 327 E. St. Paul Ave.

Milwaukee Public Market

The Italian Community Center

Italian Influence

The 60-year-old League of Milwaukee Artists group is presenting their latest works at the Italian Community Center.

  • Friday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • 631 E. Chicago St.

KINDNESS Architecture + Planning

Approachable Art

The 13 artists in this gallery will produce nine different mediums of art that will keep you stimulated by the sheer variety of the collection.

  • Friday, 6-9 p.m.
  • 517 E. Menomonee St.

Kral Real Estate

Various artists

Paintings, purses and earrings, each hand-crafted with care from three lady artists will highlight this gallery.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 120 N. Milwaukee St.

Mandel Creative Studios/ Plaid Tuba

New works by artists Pamela Anderson, Melissa Dorn Richards and Chrystal Denise Gillion

These artists invite you to their personal studios to watch them in action and witness the artistic process first hand.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • 120 N. Broadway

Milwaukee Public Market

Carved pumpkins from the Public Market Pumpkin Carving Contest

The jack-o-lanters were carved from patrons of the Milwaukee Public Market and will be on display at the Market until Oct. 20.

  • Friday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • 400 N. Water St.

My Dwelling

Works by various artists

My Dwelling offers a rich cultural art experience by several artists including Alexander Mharcei, Sao Paulo and Jamie Mills.

  • Friday, 4-9 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • 316 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 100

“Pancakes with Arvid” exhibition at Sadler Gallery

Sadler Gallery

Pancakes With Arvid

We know what  you are thinking, and YES, they are going to have a pancake bar on Saturday and YES, the author, writer of the short story picture collection Pancakes With Arvid, will be there to share breakfast with you while signing books.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 200


Various artists including a showcase of restored 1960s Mercedes-Benz vehicles

This is a “one-of-a-kind experience” at Black Forest LLC, a nationally-recognized Mercedes restoration service, also includes mid-century modern furniture displays and creations from current MIAD students.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m.
  • 159 N. Jackson St., Suite 107

Rustico Pizza

Paintings by Alysha Scott

A MIAD alum and Wisconsin native, Scott concentrates on portrait painting and draws further inspiration from nature and human form.

  • Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 a.m.
  • 223 N. Water St.

Stack’d Burger Bar

Works by Alison Berry and Alyssa Swadely

For these ladies, their work place also serves as their gallery. Berry and Swadely are part of the Stack’d staff where their art  is proudly displayed.

  • Friday, 5-11 p.m.
  • 170 S. 1st St.

SB Framing Gallery

Milwaukee artist Cindy Lesky

If you love instagram or photoshop, you’ll be fascinated by Lesky’s computer-generated photography manipulation.

  • Friday, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  •  409 E. Buffalo St.



As the name implies, this is an exhibit you’ll be able to touch, feel, smell, hear, and taste. It’s an interactive collection of international works that’s going on for one night only.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m.
  • 326 N. Water St., 2nd Floor


Artwear by Barbara Zaharris

Move out of the way Lady Gaga, there’s a new fashionista by the name of Barbara Zaharris that is equally unafraid to take chances with bold colors and experimental designs to create her uncommon garb.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • 241 N. Broadway

Vicki Chiger, “Rue du Cygne”

SPiN Milwaukee

Local Milwaukee artists

Artists from local high schools are given the opportunity to display their artwork and give a taste of what the future may have in store for art in Milwaukee.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • 233 E. Chicago St.

Splash Studio

Paint your own masterpiece!

Super. Secret. Glow. Paint. Project., We wish we could tell you more, but Splash Studio is keeping mum until opening night, but considering this is the only bar that actually has mini paint specials and promotes painting at the bar, you’ll have enough to distract you and keep your mind occupied until the secret’s revealed.

  • Friday and Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
  • 184 N. Broadway

The Fine Art Gallery

Vivid Transitions

This gallery is an artwork catch-all that includes painting, sculpture, photography and fine jewelry to name a few.

  • Friday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., with reception from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  •  207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 210

Vicki Chiger Inc. Art Gallery

Milwaukee artist Vicki Chiger is excited to display her new work and invites guests, new and old, to indulge not only in the artwork, but also some good conversation.

  • Friday, 2-9:30 p.m.
  • 338 N. Milwaukee St.


Various artists, featuring Milwaukee resident Bela Roongta

Roongta didn’t start off creating prints; she began her artistic career making henna-tattoos. She will share the night with One Tooth Active Wear which will showcase their new fall fashion.

  • Friday, 6-9 p.m.
  • 231 E. Buffalo St., Suite 201

Walker’s Point / Bay View

“Threads That Connect” exhibition at Arts @ Large

Arts @ Large

Threads that Connect: Fiber Art and Community

The gallery at Arts @ Large which features the works of K-8 students who created illustrations for the display’s main exhibit, a book titled Squircle, about a girl who unintentionally turned an innocent squirrel chase into a wondrous adventure.

  • Friday, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • 908 S. 5th St.

Harley-Davidson Museum

Take advantage of free admission on Friday and enjoy a unique display of Harley-Davidson vintage advertisements. You’ll even get a print of one on a poster given to you at the end of the tour.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • 400 W. Canal St.

Transfer Pizzeria and Cafe

Come check out Transfer and VIA Downer’s new black-and-white photography exhibit Side Work. In this series of photos, the restaurants’ employees take on the roles of both artist and subject.

  • Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • 101 W. Mitchell St.



Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

20th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

This family-friendly exhibit invites children to create their own culturally meaningful arts and crafts. Once the little artists are done, be sure to appreciate the traditional holiday activities that will be taking place in the center. Dia de los Muertos educational tours are also available during the exhibition.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 12- 5 p.m.
  • 839 S. 5th St.

The Hide House

Various artists

This brick building might not catch your eye at first, but if you let curiosity take the lead, you will be rewarded with three stories of live music and works of art from local artists.

  • Friday, 6-9 p.m.
  • 2625 S. Greeley St.


Bold/Visual 2012

Strong Hearts Step Team starts the night off with a performance that is both bold and visual, and the show compliments the artwork, which is a representation of empowerment for some of the artists who have disabilities.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m.
  • 540 S. 1st St.

The Iron Horse Hotel

Mercury Glass

Learn about the origin and development of glass as a form of art.

  • Friday, 5-11 p.m.
  • 500 W. Florida St.

Exhibition in conjunction with Next Act play “mircocrisis” with paintings by Ari Rosenthal, Melissa Dorn Richards, and Pamela Anderson.

Next Act Theatre

Urban Landscape

Next Act Theatre casually invites you to “have a drink, [and] see the art,” at their gallery in Walker’s Point featuring industrial-inspired photography and paintings by three different artists.

  • Friday, 5-7:30 p.m.
  • 255 S. Water St.

Orlandini Studios

Works by Debra Stubbe Burkart and Eugene Orlandini

Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to get your hands dirty at the exhibit. Orlandini welcomes visitors to dip their hands in plaster for an interactive learning experience.

  • Friday, 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • 633 W. Virginia St.

Riviera Maya Restaurant

Dia de los Muertos

A way to honor loved ones who have passed away, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the life those who are gone with offerings to the deceased of flowers, gifts and even their favorite food. Paintings and sculptures displayed at Riviera Maya Restaurant are in remembrance of the upcoming holiday.

  • Friday, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
  • 2258 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

Here and There

Cardinal Stritch University- Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery

Beyond Vision Tactile Exhibit

While many works of art are simply meant to be enjoyed visually, the creations featured in the Beyond Vision Tactile Exhibit offer visitors a hands-on experience. Guests are encouraged to touch sculptures and explore the Outdoor Contemporary Sculpture Garden.

  • When: Friday, 5-8 p.m.
  • Where: 6801 N. Yates

DeLIND Gallery of Fine Art

Plein Air Now Then and Now!

En Plein Air is a french expression meaning, “in open air” and is used to describe works of art that were created outdoors. All art showcased in this gallery was made al fresco.

  • Friday,10 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • 450 E. Mason St.

Haggerty Museum of Art – Marquette University

Thenceforward, and Forever Free

It has been 150 years since the American Civil War. To commemorate the sesquicentennial, Marquette University brought together works that exude a common theme of freedom. See TCD’s article on the exhibition.

  • Friday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
  • 13th & Clybourn

Tiffany Knopow, “red lint.” Featured exhibitor at WPCA

Katie Gingrass Gallery

The Green Exhibition

No, the title is not to be taken literally. Contrariwise,  The Green Exhibition is a collection of eco-friendly artwork from both local and national artists that is created entirely from found and/or recycled items. In addition, a portion of artwork sales made during the show will be donated to the Urban Ecology Center.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 241 N. Broadway

Peltz Gallery

John Himmelfarb: New, Old/Large, Small Paintings, Prints and Drawings

Between opening shows in New York and Omaha, Himmelfarb still managed to find some time to make a pit stop in Milwaukee. Visitors who come Friday will have the opportunity to meet Himmelfarb himself.

  • Friday, 6-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • 1119 E. Knapp St.

Covart Art Gallery

Metal Mask Exhibition and ball

You don’t want to miss out on Covart’s first annual juried exhibition of paintings, drawings, and mixed media collage. Not only will you be treated to works of talented artists, but also stand-up comedy, cake and wine! Dancing (anything but gangnam style) is also allowed and encouraged at the Masquerade Ball.

  • Friday, 4-10 p.m. and 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Grand Avenue, lower level

Gallery at THE BLUE

Light Paintings by Roderick Holloway

Perhaps the elusiveness makes The Blue even more attractive to local artists and groups who showcase their works here year round. At this fall’s gallery night, The Blue will feature the Roderick Holloway, who has also been interviewed about his work by our own staff.

  • Friday, 5:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
  • 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lobby

The Gallery at Vanguard Sculpture Services

Out of the Forest, Into the Furnace – Bernard J. Roberts Sculpture Retrospective

100 nature-influenced sculptures, a “Stick Men” Series and a 1960’s inspired mixed-media wall are all part of this variety exhibit that includes a unique chance to watch a hot bronze pour.

  • Friday, 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, 12-4 p.m., hot bronze pour at 2 p.m.
  • 3374 W. Hopkins St.

Protest; the Freedom Series by artist Fahimeh Vahdat at RedLine Milwaukee

Greenwood Park Gallery and Framing

Enjoy custom framed works by artists that range from landscapes to abstract and floral to contemporary African American art.

  • Friday, 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
  • 4233 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Ste 202

King Drive Commons Gallery & Studio

If These Quilts Could Talk… African American Quilting Traditions

Quilts may be the art on display, but this exhibit includes much more than stitched fabric. Stories and narratives about the tradition of African American quilt making enlighten visitors who will also be treated to a live jazz performance and hors d’oeuvres in a experience that will excite all five senses.

  • Friday, 5:30-9 p.m.
  • 2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network at the Pedal Milwaukee Building

Beyond the Canvas

The once forsaken Menomonee River Valley has been slowly making a come back as a valuable asset to the city of Milwaukee and every group in the city seems to be lending a helping hand, including the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network. In there own en plein air exhibition, all the art feature was inspired by the Menomonee River Valley.

  • Friday, 5-9 p.m.
  • 3618 W. Pierce St.

RedLine Milwaukee

Protest; from The Freedom Series by Fahimeh Valdat

Fahimeh Valdat is a former MIAD professor and RedLine Milwaukee Mentor. Her work depicts the grim reality of the many hardships in the Middle East, most critically the persecution of women. A performance entitled Change+ing Room, which examines the role of the veil, will be performed Friday night.

  • Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 1422 N. 4th St.

ARTery’s maTIREal

Hosted by, this is a fundraiser event which will put the funds towards their mission to not only extend the Beerline Trail, but also make the trek along the way interactive and engaging to visitors.

  • Friday, 6 p.m. – and Saturday until 1 a.m.
  • Media Garden at the Marsupial Bridge
ThirdCoast Digest will be there to capture this year’s Gallery Night as it happens. Tag your tweets with #TCDart to join the conversation here, and follow TCD on Twitter at @TCDigest.
For more information on Fall Gallery Night and Day, visit the Historic Third Ward’s website.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this very thorough Gallery Night Guide! It is very nicely done and we appreciate your coverage of the local art scene!

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