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Gallery Night and Day
Historic Third Ward Events - 2016
Gallery Night and Day - Official Participants

Gallery Night and Day ~ January 22 & 23, 2016

Join us for Gallery Night and Day, the Midwest's premier art event.

This world-class event features an evening of gallery hopping and art viewing beginning Friday, January 22 and continuing during the day on Saturday, January 23.

This fall, the quarterly event showcases 35 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. Admission is free to all participating venues during event hours listed below. Download a participant map here.

Parking, Transportation, and Lodging

Find the best places to park and stay during your Gallery Night and Day experience on our Get Around page.

For Additional Information
Please call the Historic Third Ward Association at 414.273.1173.


1) DAVID BARNETT GALLERY – (1024 E. State St. - 414.271.5058 - Carol Summers Woodcuts. Carol Summers is internationally recognized for his revolutionary woodcut printmaking process. His artwork is known for its vivid colors and luminescent qualities. He has been featured in Architectural Digest and his work can be found in nearly every major museum in the world. Exhibition runs January 22 through April 9. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 5pm


2) DEAN JENSEN GALLERY – (759 N. Water St. - 414.383.5029 - A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography. A sextet of photographers from scattered parts of the United States as well as Australia are drawn together in this exhibition curated by John Sobczak, the gallery’s assistant director. Each of the exhibitors brings highly distinctive approaches and emotional qualities to the subject of contemporary portrait photography. The artists include Delaney Allen, Portland, OR; Natalie Krick, Seattle, WA; Lisa Lindvay, Chicago, IL; Sally Mann, Lexington, VA; Kyle Seis, Milwaukee, WI and Tom Zust, Sydney, Australia. A second incarnation of A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography, one featuring a different group of artists, is being presented simultaneously at the Portrait Society Gallery, in the Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., Milwaukee, WI 53202. Friday: 6 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm


3) GROHMANN MUSEUM – (1000 N. Broadway - 414.277.2300 - Art of the North Shore Line. With its rapid expansion in the 1920s, The Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad set the standard for electric interurban transit in America; no railway could compare to the ‘North Shore Line.’ The North Shore Line also established itself as a leader in marketing with a highly successful print ad and poster campaign featuring the work of designers Willard Frederic Elmes, Oscar Rabe Hanson, and Ervine Metzl, among others. Assembled from the collection of the Milwaukee Public Library and a number of private collections, this exhibition features many of these memorable posters along with photographs, prints and ephemera from the height of the North Shore Line’s success. Exhibition runs
January 15 through April 24. Gallery Night Event, January 22 at 7pm: Presentation by Guest Curators John Gruber and J.J. Sedelmaier. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 6pm


4) MILWAUKEE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER – (1110 N. Market St., 2nd Floor - 414.271.2656 - Art from the Transgender Perspective. This show will bring together artists that identify as transgender and showcase their voice expressed through art. Featured in this show is work by the late Holly Brown, Australian born trans performer that was the inspiration for the movie “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” as well as much loved Milwaukee entertainer. Friday: 5 to 8pm


5) THE PFISTER HOTEL - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – (424 E. Wisconsin Ave. - 414.273.8222 - In the AIR Studio: Todd Mrozinski’s last Gallery Night as Artist-in-Residence, view paintings from the Light from the Pfister series: featuring Ballroom Dancer paintings inspired by the light of the Imperial Ballroom. Featured Artists and the work of their teachers. In the Pop-Up Gallery: Teachers, Todd Mrozinski’s still life paintings and work from his teachers. Show runs tentatively through March 20. 8pm Reading by Former Pfister Narrator Molly Snyder followed by the music of Manty Ellis and the Jazz Foundation of Milwaukee. Friday: 5 to 11pm, Saturday: throughout the day


6) ROCK PAPER SCISSORS – (757 N. Milwaukee St. - 414.982.5653 - “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” the Milwaukee way! Enjoy refreshments inspired by the film while you browse through the work of more than 50 Milwaukee-area artists. Featuring an expansive array of unique and one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces and handcrafted jewelry. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 3pm


7) URBAN MILWAUKEE: THE STORE – (755 N. Milwaukee St. - 414.395.0632 - Celebrate Milwaukee with Urban Milwaukee: The Store. Milwaukee's gift shop will feature all new photography as well as a number of new products. All designed for you to showcase the city you love. Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: 11am to 3pm


8) VILLAGE CHURCH ARTS GALLERY – (130 E. Juneau - 414.273.7617 - Villager’s Art. Art in a variety of media created by the many artists at Village Church. Appetizers & Live Music by Village musicians. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 1 to 3pm

9) VIOLET BEAUTY LOUNGE – (514 N. Water St. - 414.239.8066 - Gillian Mackenzie Holsinger. Gillian Mackenzie Holsinger, a 27 year old graphic designer, artist, and photographer, dabbles in many mediums. Her work includes drawing, collage, photography and painting, often layering several elements in her work. Gillian’s work varies from dreamlike abstract drawings and brightly colored mandala paintings, to collages of animals and nature. Friday: 5 to 9pm


10) A TRIO JEWELRY DESIGN STUDIO (215 N. Water St. - 414.431.7112 - Featuring Chris Neuman and her abstract expressionist oil painting, full of energy and created from feelings and life experiences. A Trio is a 5th generation jewelry design studio. All work done onsite. 3 time A-List award winners. Stop for free cleaning and polishing. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 3pm


11) CLEAR WATER OUTDOOR – (250 N. Water St. - Kristen Westlake is a local Wisconsin photographer. Her intent is to transport the viewer into her work, and see with all the senses. Explore an array of one of a kind photography that indulges in a unique and intimate setting with nature. Friday: 10am-9pm, Saturday: 10am-8pm


12) GALLERY 326 – (221 N. Broadway - 414.906.1990 - Finding My Place. Flux Design is featuring Artist Melissa Marie Courtney who will be showcasing her new series "FINDING MY PLACE." Come enjoy her prints and mixed-media paintings, inspired by the place we’re all from and the place we’re all attempting to create. Be a part of her impressive wall installation by finding "your place." Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm


13) GALLERY MKE – (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 421 - 414.256.2574 - Fun fine art, artisan jewelry and gifts by Mary Culling, Sally Lautmann & friends. Commissions welcome – custom pieces make great gifts! Friday: noon to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm


14) HUDSON BUSINESS LOUNGE (310 E. Buffalo St. - 414.220.9460 - Art at the Hudson. The Hudson specializes in the exhibit and sale of fine craft of local artists. There will be live music, with Hors d’ouevres and drink specials on Friday evening. Exhibition runs January 21 through April 14. Friday: 8am to 11pm, Saturday: 10am to 10pm


15) MILWAUKEE INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN (MIAD) – (273 E. Erie St. - 414.847.3200 - A Dual Exhibition: Contemporary Visual Printmaking. January 22 - March 5, Frederick Layton Gallery. Patterns in Contemporary Design. An expanded version of Naturally Wisconsin, a pattern design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Each of the 16 winning designs are shown separately, and combined into one large quilt-like work. Repetition – Reticulation. A national, curated exhibition of diverse visual arts practitioners whose work focuses on repetition and patterns that embody approaches utilizing digital technology or other advances that affect changes in perspective. Japanese Design Today 100. Through February 6, Brooks Stevens Gallery. Sponsored by the Japan Foundation and Japanese government, this traveling exhibition displays 100 works representing innovative and modern Japanese product design. Versions of this exhibit have traveled internationally since 2004, including to Russia, India and Egypt. The second year of a decade-long global trek. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: Noon to 5pm

16) NEROLI SALON & SPA – (327 E. St. Paul Ave. - 414.227.2888 - LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION. See artwork in the making with a live photo shoot. Neroli’s creative team is collaborating with Front Room Photography to capture the hottest hair and makeup looks for 2016. Friday: 6 to 9pm


17) OIL, A CITY GALLERY (207 E. Buffalo St., Lobby - 414.588.6823 – Urban Landscapes. Contemporary gallery with new works created and displayed every Wednesday through Friday from 3 to 7pm, and Saturday from noon to 5pm, with additional seasonal hours, and by appointment. Featuring Hal Koenig’s urban and landscape canvases. Exhibition is ongoing. Friday: 3 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 5pm

18) PORTRAIT SOCIETY GALLERY (207 E. Buffalo St., 5th Floor - 414.870.9930 - A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography. Vintage black and white, hand-printed images by the well-known photographer Tom Bamberger join a new body of work called Neighborhood by photographer Lois Bielefeld. In addition, an installation from Art Elkon’s deep archive of social and scenic images will form this year’s Winter Chapel. In conjuction with Dean Jensen Gallery. Exhibition runs January 22 to March 18.Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 5pm

19) RENAISSANCE BUILDING (309 N. Water St. - 414.731-0665 - Cindy Kennedy-Lesky will be displaying her digital art printed on brushed aluminum. She is an artist who combines her own photographs to create a unique piece of artwork. Her style has taken her over 10 years to develop. Cindy chooses to print on brushed aluminum which she feels gives her work an unusual feel. Friday: 5 to 9pm

20) RUSTICO PIZZERIA – (223 N. Water St. - 414.220.9933 - The Photography of Emily Burrows. My photos put imagery to the words in my mind. I don’t always want to tell stories – sometimes I want my audience to take the story as their own, have it develop in their creative brains. Dig into the depths of my mind, be prepared for what you can’t be prepared to find. Exhibition runs January 22 through March 22. Friday: 11am to 1:30am, Saturday: 11am to 1:30am


21) SPLASH STUDIO: A PAINTING BAR – (184 N. Broadway - 414.882.7621 - Splash Artists Emily Barth & Will Hurst on Display. Splash Studio: a painting bar presents two new collections of paintings by local artists Emily Barth and Will Hurst. A public reception for the exhibits will take place on Friday. Plus, the Super Secret Glow Project returns from 10pm - midnight on both Friday and Saturday nights. The glow-in-the-dark paint and glowing drinks will #glowyourmind! (Reservations recommended for Glow.) Exhibition runs January 22 through April 1. Friday: 6 to 9pm


22) TIMOTHY COBB FINE ARTS – (207 E. Buffalo St. - 414.323.4555 - Summer in Winter: Scapes of Land and City. In the chill of our Wisconsin winter, enjoy works by six Wisconsin artists bringing vistas of light, leaves, air, and clouds to come. Featuring Fred Bell, Shelby Keefe, Steve Ohlrich, Beth Stoddard and Sherri Thomas. Exhibition runs January 19 through February 27. Friday: 10am to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm

23) TORY FOLLIARD GALLERY – (233 N. Milwaukee St. - 414.273.7311 - Wallflowers. This group exhibition focuses on the flower in contemporary art by the region’s top artists. The artists’ styles are as unique and personal as the artists’ intent when capturing their subject. The exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture. Participating artists are: Stephen Warde Anderson, Kim Benson, Tom Berenz, Mary Bero, Derrick Buisch, Marion Coffey, Terrence Coffman, Laura Dronzek, Beth Edwards, Patrick Farrell, Joshua Huyser, Ron Isaacs, Clare Malloy, Nancy Mladenoff, Mark Mulhern, Charles Munch, Dennis Nechvatal, Michael Noland, Melanie Parke, Bill Reid, Jeffrey Ripple, Jan Serr, Brook Slane, T.L. Solien, Nathaniel Stern, Fred Stonehouse, Paula Swaydan Grebel, Stephanie Trenchard, Michael Velliquette, Mary Alice Wimmer, and James Winn. Elizabeth Shreve: The Mysteries of Flight Revealed. Magic Realist painter, Elizabeth Shreve, describes her work as a meeting place of her psychological background and her artistic identity. The Wisconsin artist’s second solo exhibition with the Gallery consists of many curious narratives such as birds giving humans the gift of flight. Her paintings express compassion, empathy, struggle, transformation, and human vulnerability. Exhibitions run January 8 through February 6. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 4pm



24) ARTS @ LARGE – (908 S. 5th St. - 262.271.5764 - Creative Pulse: Juried Artists Exhibition. Celebrating the many teaching artists who inspire the youth of our city, this juried exhibition features the personal work of Arts @ Large visual, performing, literary, and multi-media artist educators. Works of art will be available for purchase! Exhibition runs January 22 through April 1. Friday: 5 to 8pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm


25) BLACK SHEEP – (216 S. 2nd St. - 414.223.0903 - Black Sheep White Noise. A fun, vibrant and diverse collection of abstract art; mixed media, technique and high energy. Friday: 5pm to 1am, Saturday: 11am to 1am


26) HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM – (400 W. Canal St. - 414.287.2789 - Race Day: Photos from the Track. Flat track racing’s preeminent photographer, Dave Hoenig, takes you down to pit row and into the grandstands to document the thrills and chills of life in the fast lane in this Harley-Davidson Museum® photography exhibit. Free admission from 5 to 9pm on Friday; regular admission applies on Saturday. Exhibition runs January 22 through September 5. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 6pm


27) THE IRON HORSE HOTEL (500 W. Florida St. - 414.374.4766 - Lighthouses and Landscapes. Kenneth Martin photography. Friday: 6 to 10pm, Saturday: 4 to 10pm

28) WALKER’S POINT CENTER FOR THE ARTS – (839 N. 5th St. - 414.364.0687 - 9th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition. Presented by the Coalition of Photographic Arts, this annual exhibition includes some of the most talented photographic artists in the region. This year’s juror is artist and co-owner of Material Studios + Gallery Melissa Dorn Richards. Join us for the closing reception on Gallery Night. Exhibition runs December 4 through January 23. Featured Member Exhibition: Arcadia Ivy Katzenberger. Join us for the opening of this exhilarating, fanciful and personal mixed-media exhibition by emerging artist Arcadia Katzenberger. Exhibition runs January 22 through April 2. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 5pm



29) AYZHA FINE ARTS GALLERY & BOUTIQUE – (275 W. Wisconsin Ave. - 414.220.4355 - Ayzha Fine Arts is returning from the Art Basel season in Miami, FL. Gallery Night and Day will focus on artists whose works the gallery exhibited in the Sunshine State. They include Francis Annan Affotey, Patricia Obletz, Brandy Bond, Kevin Boatright, Milton Lacy, Albin Erhart, Asieh Amiri, Reynaldo Hernandez, José DeHoyos, Ariana Sprewer, Dominique Whitehurst, Ras Ammar Nsoroma, Janice Dicks, Richard Allen, Vedale Hill, and Mikal Floyd Pruitt. Designer and animator Xavier Ruffin will have an installation in the gallery’s Project Room. Exhibition runs January 22 through March 26. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm

30) CHARLES ALLIS ART MUSEUM (1801 N. Prospect Ave. - 414.278.8295 - Threshold. This winter, the Charles Allis Art Museum transforms to host “Threshold,” an exhibition that explores psychological interiority through the integration of contemporary art with the sumptuous spaces in the museum. Every room in the Allis mansion will become a conduit for experiencing fear, fragility, wonder and desire. Facilitated through a variety of media technologies, Threshold draws upon the affective qualities of glass, porcelain, light, soil, fur, and sound to explore corporeal and emotional relationships. Organized by artist and guest curator Niki Johnson, “Threshold” features twenty-five nationally and internationally recognized artists, craftsmen and musicians. Visit for more information. Friday: 1 to 9pm, Saturday: 1 to 5pm

31) GALLERY @ THE BLUE – (310 W. Wisconsin Ave. - 414.273.5500) Gallery @ The Blue presents the Wisconsin Area Camera Club Organization (WACCO) featuring some of the finest photography in the state. WACCO’s purpose is to encourage and promote photography through the sharing of knowledge and experience. Come see the beauty! Exhibition runs January 18 through March 11. Artists’ Reception on Gallery Night, Friday, January 22 from 6 to 9pm. Friday: 5 to 9pm


32) HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART AT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY – (13th & Clybourn (530 N. 13th St.)- 414.288.1669 - Carrie Schneider: Reading Women; Page Turners: Women and Letters; Joan of Arc: Highlights from the Permanent Collection; and Bijinga: Picturing Women in Japanese Prints. Exhibitions exploring the representation of women across time, cultures and media. Featured artists include Carrie Schneider, Utagawa Hiroshige, Käthe Kollwitz, and Honoré Daumier. Exhibitions runs January 21 through May 22. Friday: 10am to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4:30pm


33) KING DRIVE COMMONS GALLERY AND STUDIO – (2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. - 414.573.1295) Weaving Our Strengths for Positive Outcomes. Each person, like each thread closely woven together, can too, provide their talents and strengths to create a community or masterpiece that is beautiful! Join us for a soulfully woven exhibit of African and African American Cultural heritage. Featuring: Amazing and distinctive handmade quilts by Famous Master Quilter Ethel White. Dazzling, geometric multi-colored pattern designs of Ghanaian hand-woven Kente fabrics lent to us by Seamstress Cecilia Pourrier and Inspirational Handmade Quilts by Charles Queen, film star in the documentary “The Quilting Queen.” Entertainment includes live jazz by Larry Moore Trio, a performance by Hansberry-Sands Theater Company, refreshments and culinary delights by B.R. Smiths Catering. Friday: 5:30 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 2pm


34) MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART ON THE LAKE – (1800 N. Prospect Ave. - 414.272.2022 - An Awareness of Light: Photographs by J.P. Atterberry. J.P. Atterberry’s eye for composition, in addition to his use of rich tones, produces some of the most beautiful and dramatic photographs ever taken. The platinum palladium process yields an immense range of values from the deepest, richest blacks to the lightest, smokiest grays that defy the label of “black and white” photography. Artist Talk: January 21, 7pm. Join us as J.P. Atterberry offers insights into his photographic subjects and techniques. Exhibition runs January 21 through April 6. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm (Refreshments provided)


35) REDLINE MILWAUKEE – (1422 N. 4th St. - 414.491.9088 - Bobbleheads Real & Fantastical Heroism. Bobbleheads poses the question, how does our culture define heroes, providing the first glimpse of thousands of bobbleheads from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum collection. In a changing world that places increasing value on the creative class and places for makers, this exhibition pays homage to designers. Exhibition runs January 22 through April 30. Friday: 6 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am-3pm




Gallery Night and Day is presented quarterly by the Historic Third Ward Association. Special thanks to 2016 event sponsors: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Mandel Group, The Pfister
and Physician's Realty Trust.


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