Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council
Press Release

Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair Showcases Talent of 100+ Artisans

Event Promotes Understanding of Fine Craft

By - Jul 31st, 2017 02:24 pm

Milwaukee (July 2017) – Look for the Unexpected!

At this year’s Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair, you’ll be sure to find original, hand-crafted treasures from talented and skilled artists. The nationally recognized, free admission event runs Sat. & Sun., Aug. 12 & 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Red Arrow Park, 929 N. Water St., downtown Milwaukee.

The 43rd annual Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair is a juried show that admits only a select group of artists who meet strict criteria and demonstrate a level of quality, creativity and originality.

Visitors will find a plethora of custom pieces available for purchase that range from museum-quality furniture to hand-made stoneware vessels to bead woven jewelry and hand painted silk scarves. 12 different categories of fine craft are represented at the show – ceramics, digital art, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, photography, print making, sculpture and wood.

The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair is hosted by the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC). For 101 years, the WDCC has been dedicated to promoting the state’s fine crafts and its artists.

“Many people don’t understand the fine craft distinction. Fine craft artisans are those who spend years learning and perfecting their art. They combine a high level of artistic design with impeccable craftsmanship,” explains Bob Dickey, president of the WDCC.

This Year’s Special Feature – Skyscrapers

Morning Glory is continuing its popular iMaGine project with a focus on skyscrapers. In a variety of media, Morning Glory artists will present their unique representations and interpretations of a skyscraper. This year’s theme is a nod to the building boom downtown Milwaukee is currently experiencing. New buildings, skyscrapers and attractions will soon dot the city’s skyline, including the Milwaukee Bucks Arena, Northwestern Mutual Tower and The Couture.

For more information, visit morninggloryfinecraftfair.com.

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