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This week's Art Date includes the kick-off of Digital Billboard Art Month, musical allusions to A Working Ranch, plus plenty to see in ArtWalk 2013.
There are some unique events in the Milwaukee art world this week, including the kick-off of Digital Billboard Art Month, musical allusions to A Working Ranch, plus plenty of studios and galleries to see in ArtWalk 2013.
Digital Billboard Art Month
October kicks off with digital billboard art shown on gleaming signs from October 1 to 10. Eighteen billboards in the Milwaukee metro area will show the work of local artists, an innovative project that is the first of its kind in the country.
For more on this public exhibition, including a map of the billboards showing the art, see the IN:SITE Milwaukee website.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
Target Free First Thursday
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday marks the Milwaukee Art Museum’s monthly free day, sponsored by Target. Drop in to check out the museum’s permanent collection and the tattoo flash art exhibit featuring the work of Amund Dietzel; the show ends October 13.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
A Working Ranch / A Day at the Races
1000 N. Broadway
The current exhibition at the Grohmann Museum is Jim Brozek’s photographic exhibition, A Working Ranch, which documents the experiences of cowboys on the trail and in the corral. The concert, A Day at the Races, is a musical performance featuring Liszt’s Grand Gallop, Chopin’s Fantasie Impromtu, Grieg’s Piano Concerto, and American cowboy songs as an accompaniment to this exhibition.
Advance tickets for the performance are $20, $15 for Grohmann Museum members, and $25 the day of the show. For more information see the Grohmann Museum website.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5-6
Riverwest Artists Association
ArtWalk 2013 will travel through 21 sites and the work of approximately 90 artists, offering an extensive tour of Riverwest’s art galleries, studios, homes and businesses. Maps will be available at Art Bar (722 E. Burleigh), Jazz Gallery (926 E. Center), Public House (815 E. Locust), and Riverwest Co-Op (733 E. Clarke). Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, kids, and seniors. A reception will be held at Jazz Gallery from 5:30-9 p.m. on Saturday.