Press Release

Live art and live music to share the spotlight at WMSE’s 6th annual Art & Music event


By - Jun 6th, 2022 01:01 pm
Art by Emma Daisy

Art by Emma Daisy

The Milwaukee arts community will come together on Friday, July 15 for WMSE’s 6th annual Art & Music event, presented by Indeed Brewing and von Briesen & Roper, s.c. The Historic Pritzlaff Building will transform into a studio fit for artists, musicians and party-goers of all kinds.

The event centers around an auction featuring more than 200 album-sized 12″ x 12″ boards (provided by Bliffert Lumber) created by locally and nationally famous artists. This year’s contributors include Dan Herro, Emma Daisy, John Kowalczyk, Laila Amin, Lily Solheim, Luke Chappelle and more! Devil’s Teeth will be throwing in their own special “art” vibe to their live performance and WMSE DJs will spin the soundtrack to this incredible event. Great Lakes Distillery will provide craft cocktails.

Besides the 12” x 12” boards there is a selection of 36” x 36” boards by Ann Baer, Brian Hibbard, Francisco Ramirez, Jim Ford, and Terry Tayler. Artist Shane Walsh has generously donated a large 37″ x 27″ painting from his Black and White series, Acrylic on Canvas, 2017.  These pieces will be standouts for the event.

Each year WMSE adds something fun for patrons to take part in. This year Music Go Round will provide instruments that recreate being in a rock band. Guests will be encouraged to take a pic in their favorite rock-n-roll pose.

“This is our 6th year of combining art and music under one event. We have been so lucky to work with the greatest artists both locally and nationally. Each year this event just gets bigger and better. We look forward to seeing everyone on June 15,” said WMSE General Manager Tom Crawford.

The auction goes live on July 1. Tickets are on sale now – $15 in advance / $20 the day of – Grab tickets here – https://wmse.org/store.

Thank you to our WMSE Art & Music 2022 sponsors: Indeed Brewing and von Briesen & Roper, s.c. with support from Bliffert Lumber and Hardware, Great Lakes Distillery, Pritzlaff Events, and MSOE. Grab tickets to this artful event at wmse.org.

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