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56th Annual Lakefront Festival of Art

The 2018 show was bigger and better than ever, as our photos show.

By - Jun 19th, 2018 02:28 pm
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Joel Hunnicutt, wood sculpture artist from North Carolina. Photo by Erol Reyal.

Joel Hunnicutt, wood sculpture artist from North Carolina. Photo by Erol Reyal.

The Lakefront Festival of Art (LFOA), was held on the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM), June 15-17th. The weekend festival celebrated its 56th year and featured the works of more than 170 jury-selected artists along with food, two stages of live music, entertainment and activities for all ages. The Lakefront Festival of Art is the largest annual fundraising event organized by the Friends of Art, established in 1957 by art lovers in the community to help support the Milwaukee Art Museum. The friends group boasts more than 500 volunteers and dozens of corporate sponsors. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Museum’s Acquisition and Exhibition Fund.

The art on display ranged from painting to photography, ceramics, fiber, metalwork and jewelry, not to mention glass art, wood sculpture and wearable art. The work was by artists from across the country, including local and state artists, and even some with international backgrounds, like French-born turned American Painter, Annette Poitau. The entertainment included performances by Dance Academy of Mexico and the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, among others. Our photos capture the action.

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