4 Reasons to See Plein Air MKE
Museum Mile’s Art in the City Soirée is May 18, at Saint John’s On The Lake.
Art In The City Plein Air MKE 2017 is a great way to explore places you’ve never been to before and experience the cultural diversity of Milwaukee’s East Side with friends and family!
Since May 11, 70 acclaimed artists from Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri, have been painting along the Milwaukee Museum Mile on the historic East Side, from Juneau Park on the south to Lake Park on the North, and competing for over $6,000 in prizes.
Our inaugural event last year brought thousands of people to the Milwaukee Museum Mile, showcasing some of the best painters from around the Midwest, and introducing new audiences to the Milwaukee Museum Mile (MMM) museums.
Once again, the artwork created by the artists during the event will be available for purchase at our Soirée and public art sale, Thursday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Four reasons to check out this fun and festive gathering of artists, art lovers and collectors:
1. Purchase one-of-a-kind artwork by exceptional artists.
We’ll showcase artwork created throughout the week and announce the winners chosen by nationally renowned artists, Bill Suys and Shelby Keefe. Best of all, the art created during the event will be for sale! These unique paintings by exceptional artists are perfect for your home, office and as a gift. Come to our soirée on May 18 to view art, enjoy the festivities and buy.
2. Enjoy Appetizers, Drink and Live Music by The Chris Hanson Band with Robin Pluer.
Hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served while you listen to great music, view wonderful art and ponder what piece of art you’d like to buy. Chris has produced albums for Greg Koch, John Sieger and Pat McCurdy. Robin is an original member of the R&B Cadets with Paul Cebar and John Sieger. She combines French chansons, jazz standards and contemporary songs and has been a top draw at Milwaukee’s Bastille Days for years. Oh, and there is a cash bar.
3. Discover museums you’ve never been to before.
Everyone knows about Milwaukee’s Art Museum and Public Museum. But have you climbed the North Point Lighthouse tower in Lake Park? Or explored the gardens of Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum? Or visited the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, the Charles Allis Art Museum and the MOWA gallery at Saint John’s On The Lake?
Plein Air MKE is your opportunity to discover Milwaukee’s unique museum treasures conveniently located within walking distance of each other, and experience the rich concentration of history, architecture, culture and art that defines our city.
4. Support Local Museums and Your Community.
Our one-of-a-kind museums are an integral part of the distinctive character of Milwaukee and enhance the social fabric of our community. A portion of the proceeds from art sales benefits the Milwaukee Museum Mile museums.
The MMM is a consortium of beautiful, unique museums that share Milwaukee’s East Side nestled along Lake Michigan. Museums include the Charles Allis Art Museum, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, North Point Lighthouse, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum and the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) at Saint John’s On The Lake.
Check out the video recapping last year’s Soirée: