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Gallery Night and Day
Historic Third Ward Events - 2017
Gallery Night and Day - Official Participants

Gallery Night and Day ~ October 20 and 21, 2017

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 at 5pm Friday, October 20 and continuing during the day on Saturday, October 21.

This fall, the quarterly event showcases 43 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. Admission is free to all participating venues during event hours listed below. Download a participant map here.

Park in the Ward!

During Gallery Night and Day event hours (Friday 5 to 9pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm), park for just $5 at the Historic Third Ward parking structures located at .212 N. Milwaukee St. and 225 E. Chicago St.

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


David Barnett Gallery

1024 E. State St. (at Prospect Ave.) • 414.271.5058 •

Alphonse Mucha

Featuring artwork by the leader of the Art Nouveau movement, Alphonse Mucha. Including double-sided color lithographs from a rare deluxe edition of Ilsée Princesse de Tripoli (1897). Also included in this exhibition are illustrations by artists featured in the Art Nouveau publication, L’Estampe Moderne. Exhibition runs October 20 through January 13, 2018.

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm


Grand Avenue Club

604 N. Water St. • 414.276.6474

Textures of Milwaukee: 5x5 Inch Art Show

Join us at Gallery Night as we celebrate our community by integrating members of Grand Avenue Club with local Milwaukee artists! 5x5 inch artwork interpretations of our city’s architecture, culture, parks, streets, people, stores, trees, etc.

Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

Grohmann Museum

1000 N. Broadway • 414.277.2300 •

Masterworks from the Grohmann Museum-Celebrating 10 Years

Join us as we celebrate the Grohmann’s 10th Anniversary with a special display of Masterworks from the Grohmann Museum. More than 30 paintings have been selected as highlights from the permanent collection. This exhibition will feature a unique self-guided tour of hand picked works from the Museum’s vast collection of the art of industry, engineering, and human achievement. The celebration continues throughout the fall season with a series of Grand Tours with Museum staff along with a variety of the special events. Exhibition runs September 8th through December 29th, 2017.

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-6pm

Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

235 E. Michigan St. • 414.277.7795 •

Works by Dan Atkinson

Dan Atkinson uses cream city bricks in his printmaking. An Army veteran, stay-at-home Dad, and freelance artist, Atkinson holds a BFA from the University Wisconsin Milwaukee, with an emphasis in Print and Narrative form.

Friday 5:30pm-9pm

Pfister- Artist in Residence

424 E. Wisconsin Ave. • 414.273.8222 •

Visit Margaret Muza, Pfister Artist in Residence, at her studio from 5pm-9pm on Friday evening and watch her Tintype Photography process. Following the studio event, Margaret will host a reception in the Rouge Ballroom at the Pfister from 9pm-11pm with complimentary snacks and a cash bar.

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Reception 9pm-11pm


1640 N. Water St. • 414.909.1640 •

Rhythm, East Town’s most innovative residential community, opens its doors to Gallery Night and Day, proudly exhibiting our in-house artists Dave Watkins and Egle Gabor. Refreshments provided by Point Brewery!

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-3pm

Spectrum Salon and Art Gallery

226 E. Mason St. • 414.204.8499 •

Haylie Ruelle-Contemporary Lace

Contemporary yet elegant, Haylie shows off her unique art work in acrylic and ink. Exhibition through December 31.

Friday: 5pm-8pm


Village Church Arts Gallery

130 E. Juneau Ave. • 414.273.7617 •

Aotearoa: A Photographic Exploration of New Zealand by Julia Ring

Photography, video, and sound recordings. Summer A culmination of five months exploring the backcountry of New Zealand, Julia returns to Milwaukee with a story of remote Alpine huts, exposed nights sleeping under the Milky Way, and intimate encounters with some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes. Exhibition runs October 20 through November 11, 2017.

Friday: (Appetizers & Live Music) 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 1pm-3pm



207 E. Buffalo Street, #604 • 414.455.8250 •

Sculpted by Nature

Earth’s minerals combine rare crystal forms with stunning colors to create fine natural sculptures and decorative pieces. Beautiful cut gemstones create dazzling effects. Knowledgeable and helpful experts will be available during the show, as well as Thursdays from 10am-5pm, and by private appointment.

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-5pm


222 E. Erie St. • 414.291.4050 •

Four DigiCopy co-workers are also MIAD alumni. Stop by to see their work in various media and enjoy snacks and a beverage.

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-2pm

Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo St., #600 • 920.559.7181 •

Cadence: New Paintings by Tony Conrad

In Cadence, Tony Conrad explores his deep interest in pattern, repetitive mark making, and layering of color. Drawing from various cultural and historical movements, his process of reinventing the hash mark over and over again searches for a place where chaos and harmony coexist. The meditative nature of this process and consequent imagery describes a journey – not a destination. Exhibition runs September 23 through October 28, 2017.

Friday: 6pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-4pm

Gallery 218

207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 218 • 414.643.1732 •

27th Annual Fall Showcase

Celebrating our 27th year! Artist-run space in MKE showcases contemporary abstract works in all media inspired by natural elements. Artists: Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, Joann O’Hare, Martha Coaty, Jamie Jorndt, Pui Che, and more. Live jazz by Keith Watling, cash bar, appetizers. Artist applications reviewed every Saturday 1-5pm or by appointment. Exhibition runs October 20 through November 18, 2017.

Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: noon to 5pm

Halling & Cayo, S.C

320 E. Buffalo St., Suite 700 • 414.271.3400 •

The Works of Natasha Nicholson

Natasha grew up in a manufacturing company that her family owns. It was there that she acquired a love for metal and developed the skill set for machining and drafting. Natasha utilizes various capabilities include welding, woodworking, and acrylic painting to create one-of-a-kind crafted décor.

The Works of Barbara Opferman

Barbara’s work consists of abstract landscapes. The landscapes are colorful reactions to places she has been. They consist of many layers of paint, some of which get scratched away to create a sense of depth and exploration.

Friday: 5pm-9pm

Hudson Business+ Lounge

310 E. Buffalo St. • 414.220.9460 •

Visual Stories: Paintings by Janet Roberts

A Wisconsin visual artist, Janet Roberts paints powerful portraits and still lifes that are more than a person’s likeness or an arrangement of unique objects. Rather she draws inspiration from childhood memories, from vintage clothes, and antique finds and then paints a story every viewer will enjoy.

A “POP UP” Gallery featuring Francis Affortey

For the duration of Gallery Night and Day ONLY, stop and shop the art of Francis Affortey. A super talented artist, painter, and textile designer, Affortey is a transplant from Ghana whose creations are receiving world-wide attention. An event not to be missed. Friday and Saturday only.

Friday: 5-9pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm


215 N. Water St. Ste. 200 • 414.303.2797 •

Tinkering on Light

Paying homage to the early 20th century, Dick Hornblad evokes the awe of Milwaukee’s Industrial boom through his lamp creations. Pipe fittings, vintage gauges, and antique insulators thoughtfully collide with water spigots and Edison bulbs, casting ambient light on cherished spaces and revered Cream City history.

Friday: 5pm-9pm

Lily Pad Gallery West

215 N. Broadway • 414.509.5756 •

Lily Pad West provides the finest quality realism, naturalism, impressionism, and abstract works of art. With over 125 works of art from 55 distinct artists, the gallery brings quality art from modern contemporary to art reminiscent of 19th century French and Dutch Masters. An artist reception and demonstration will be held Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm.

Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: Noon to 5pm

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

273 E. Erie St. • 414.847.3200 •

FANTASTIC: Four Contemporary American Illustration Artists

October 16-December 2

FANTASTIC showcases the work of contemporary illustration artists Henrik Drescher, Frances Jetter, Katherine Streeter, and Carl Dunn.


October 20 - March 3, 2018

This MIAD/Chipstone Foundation collaboration explores the posture, production, design, materials, and innovation of chairs to allow audiences to more fully understand their uses, design principles, and meanings.

Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm

OIL, a city gallery

207 E. Buffalo St. • 414.588.6823 •

Urban + Agrarian Landscapes

Contemporary gallery with new works created and displayed every Wednesday through Friday 3 to 6:30pm, Saturday noon to 5pm, and by appointment. Featuring Hal Koenig’s urban and landscape canvases. And guest artist Richard W. Patt’s agrarian landscapes. Exhibition is ongoing.

Friday: 3 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm

Portrait Society Gallery

207 E. Buffalo St., 5th Floor • 414.870.9930 •

Husband & Husband: Lon Michels and Todd Olson

In their first side-by-side show, Lon Michaels and Todd Olson take over the entire gallery (all three rooms) with masterworks that will be shown for the first time. Including some paintings of the same subject, such as Icarus and Daedalus (rendered from live models in the studio), a suite of paintings done while they were in Ecuador last winter, several recent portraits, and paintings based on vistas near their home in Lodi, WI. Exhibition runs September 15 through November 10.

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-5pm


The Renaissance Building

309 N. Water St., Lobby Level • 414.303.9389 •

Hidden Treasures of Milwaukee: Digital Collage Prints by Robin Krauss

Explore the doorways, rooftops, and ornamental decorations of Milwaukee’s historic architecture. Robin Krauss has created this ongoing series of collages from his photographs and other design elements. Some artworks have been commissioned for specific buildings while others are inspired by our constantly changing urban areas.

Friday: 5 to 8pm

Splash Studio: a painting bar

184 N. Broadway • 414.882.7621 •

Off the Canvas

Splash Studio’s talented local artists will leave the canvas behind to explore different surface mediums in the Fall 2017 group exhibit, Off the Canvas. Stop by on October 20th between 5pm-9pm for an opening reception and drink specials. While you’re here, make a reservation to join us for some #beerandpaint of your own creation. Exhibition runs October 20 through November 19.

Friday: 5 to 9pm

Tory Folliard Gallery

233 N. Milwaukee St. • 414.273.7311 •

Jason Rohlf: Kismet

October 20-November 25

Jason Rohlf’s richly textured paintings play with perceptions of light and form through countless applications of collage, medium, and acrylic paint. Rohlf’s new work in Kismet sits alongside his “Shop Rags,” a project celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Jeremy Popelka: Gravity

October 20-November 25

Invigorated by his latest sojourn to Thailand, award winning glass artist Jeremy Popelka features new works inspired by nature’s cellular structures and organic patterns in colorful blown glass.

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-4pm


The Alice Wilds

900 S. 5th St., Ste. 102 • • 414-635-0887

Jon Horvath: This Is Bliss

“This Is Bliss” considers how mythologies surrounding American Idealism present themselves both historically and presently within a rural Idaho town named Bliss. This first solo exhibition of the project includes new photographs, paintings, and additional works reflecting Horvath’s encounters and collaborations with the town’s residents. Exhibition runs September 15 through October 21.

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm

Arts@ Large
908 S. 5th St. • 414.763.7379 •
artsHUBmke: Scenes from Kid Curators Student-Created Museums
Featuring vignettes from more than 5 Kid Curators Student-Created Museums, this exhibition showcases innovative student research and artistic products from the artsHUBmke initiative, a partnership between Arts @ Large, Cardinal Stritch University, and Milwaukee Public Schools. Exhibition runs October 20 through January 1, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-8pm, Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Great Lakes Distillery
616 W. Virginia St. • 414.431.8683 •
Skully Gustafson
Skully Gustafson is a Milwaukee-based artist with a focus on painting. He graduated in 2012 with a BA in Integrated Studio Arts as well as studied for a semester in Brooklyn at the New York Studio Residency Program. Locally he is represented by Portrait Society Gallery. He and his partner run a storefront studio in Riverwest, 4 Wheels Studio, in which they also curate art shows.
Friday: 5pm to 8pm, Saturday: 11am to 3pm

Grove Gallery
832 S. 5th St. •
Out from the Darkness: New work by Gregory Martens
Exhibition of incredible ink drawings and limited edition prints by master printmaker Gregory Martens. At age 58, Martens has tapped into his zany teenage years from the 1970s by creating intricate stream-of-consciousness pictures which include demons, monsters, cheese, potatoes, motorcycles, and cool cars. Exhibition runs September 23 through November 4.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: Noon-5pm

Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W. Canal St. • 414.287.2789 •
Military Gallery
Harley-Davidson® has always been on the front line – right next to the troops. The first American to enter Germany after World War I did so on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Learn more about H-D’s military involvement in the Military Gallery at the H-D Museum™.
Free admission Friday 5-9 p.m.; regular admission applies on Saturday.

540 S. 1st St. • 414.291.7520 •
Vantage Point
Vibrant photographs overlaid with brailled poems. Explorations of internal experiences of artists with disabilities in watercolor and collage, acrylic, colored pencil and pastel, and more. The IndependenceFirst Juried Exhibition features work of artists with disabilities and work containing disability-related themes. Panel discussion Friday at 7pm. Exhibition runs October 2 through November 2, 2017. Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm.
Friday: 5pm-9pm

The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St. • 414.374.4766 •

Cindy Lesky
My process is digital photography. I combine dozens of photos to come up with one single piece of artwork. I generally print on brushed aluminum or canvas. My mission is for you to feel better about OUR world. I would love for you to see it with all its possibilities and splendor. I have new work to print and some old favorites.

CJ Bown
I don’t like reading bios of people that are clearly written by themselves,
and I don’t like writing about myself. I could tell you all about my great family and friends, how I love my son and daughter more than you could imagine, that I love ridiculously lip-syncing to my wife, I love sports, the beach, and good fish tacos but does that matter to you? What should matter is the story a great picture tells. I want you to have an opportunity to see things the way I see things. See enjoyment in simple things, people, and places. That is how I want you to get to know me.
Lobby Display
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm

Northern Lights Photo Studio
106 W. Seeboth St., Unit 204-3 • 414.881.7677 •
Milwaukee Photography by Robert Popp
Milwaukee day and night shot photography printed on canvas up to 40”x 96”.
Friday: 4pm-9:30pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm

Pilates Movement
131 W. Seeboth St., Suite 210 • 414.476.9300 •
Grand Opening
Please join in to celebrate our grand opening in Walker’s Point. Introducing Rachel Thiel DPT and featuring oil paintings by artist Patricia Obletz.
Friday: 5pm-9pm

R&R Art Galleries
194 S. 2nd St. • 414.421.7700 •
Works of Dagmara Costello: Jewelry Artisan
Dagmara Costello creates art in various forms, constantly experimenting and searching for new facets of expression. Her jewelry is contemporary and simplistic but still elegant and artful. She combines silver, 14kt yellow gold, diamonds, pearls and unexpected materials like rubber and recycled glass in very unconventional but functional ways.
Friday: 4pm-9:30pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm

Scathain LLC
422 S. 4th St. • 414.988.4031 •
Katerina Nissa Sanerib, Peter Gehrig, and John McWilliam
We have an aversion to the typical, so tonight we’re showing a movie. The Fly (1958) will have you on the edge of your seat! Artwork on display includes Peter’s still lifes and landscapes, Katerina’s vibrant life maps, and John’s mirrors. Join us for popcorn, artwork, and science fiction.
Friday: 5pm-10pm

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
839 S. 5th St. • 414.672.2787 •
Dia de los Muertos Exhibition
Honoring the dead and celebrating life, our annual exhibit presents ofrendas (altars/offerings) by local families and artists. Also, a photography series on the holiday in various parts of Mexico – a partnership with Consulate of Mexico in Milwaukee and National Council for Culture and Arts of Mexico. Exhibition runs October 20 through November 18, 2017.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday 12pm-5pm



Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery & Boutique
275 W. Wisconsin Ave., 2nd Floor • 414.220.4355 •
Five Year Retrospective
We will celebrate our 5th anniversary with the works of Patricia Obletz, Francis Annan Affotey, Kevin Boatright, Richard Allen, and other artists who have shared years with us. Refreshments will include cake. Musicians will entertain. Exhibition runs October 20 through December 16, 2017.
Friday: 6pm-9pm, Saturday: Noon to 4pm

Cream City Clay
7105 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis • 414.249.5902 •
Art on the Ave in Downtown West Allis
Cream City Clay Pottery School and Studio is representing decorative and functional art and sculpture produced by over a dozen local artists. View a live pottery firing demonstration, know as raku, where open flames meet copper flash to create rainbow glazes. Exhibition runs October 20 through November 10, 2017.
Friday: 3pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm

Galerie Kenilworth
2201 N. Farwell Ave • 414.220.1172 •
Closing weekend, Galerie Kenilworth’s first exhibition: SEE RED, photos by Chicago-based artist Richard Anderson. Exhibition runs August 25 through October 21, 2017.
Friday: 3pm-8pm, Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Gallery @ The Blue
310 W. Wisconsin Ave. • 414.273.5500
Located in the lobby of The Blue @ 310 West Wisconsin, we are pleased to exhibit the creative photography of the Wisconsin Area Camera Club Organization (WACCO). An eclectic array of photographs that will delight the eyes. Most photographs available for sale. Reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Exhibition runs October 14 through January 2, 2018.
Friday 5:30pm-9pm

Mobile Design Box
753 North 27th St. •
Little Details
Little Details, a small study of the typically over-looked : Encaustic Artist Michael Westcott exhibits new work in wax. “Little Details” focus on the minute and the unseen in architectural spaces. Small works in wax encaustic. Sharing the Mobile Design Box gallery will be UWM SARUP alumna Sarah Traver exhibiting innovations in food systems and alumnus Billy Mikich’s studies of a new typology for Near West Side schools as well as neighborhood resident artists represented by Central City Churches. Exhibition runs October 20 through January 12, 2018.
Friday: 5:30-8pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm

MOWA on the Lake
1800 N. Prospect Ave. • 414.272.2022 •
Coalition of Photographic Arts: In a Fashion
Fashion can knit groups together within a shared identity, and at the same time can also express individuality. It is not only the final product of clothing seen on a runway; it is the outcome of a process that begins with an idea that evolves through textiles, design, technique, and application. CoPA members find inspiration in fashion and interpret all its facets including design, style, and trends in their photographs. Exhibition runs August 24 through October 26.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm

707 E. Brady St. • 414.517.9198 •
La-Di-Da Million Dollar Art Sold Here
A 2-day, pop-up art exhibition premiering the works of Milwaukee-native, Nehemiah R. Edwards. Come and Witness his thought-provoking, large-scale, expressionism-style paintings using a mix of acrylic, oil stick, enamel, latex and spray paints on canvas. Light refreshments will be available.
Friday: 12pm-10pm, Saturday: 12pm-10pm

RedLine Milwaukee

1422 N. 4th St. • 414.491.9088 •

True Lies-CultureJam MKE #6

In a world of “fake news” and disinformation it is vital we look critically at the issues. 30 artists will expose truth from the lies, providing a thought provoking experience for viewers. Exhibition runs October 21 through November 25, 2017.

Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-3pm

Vignette @ the North End

1511 N. Water St. • 414.224.8900 •

Shadow Play Exhibition

A selection from 5 years of Todd Mrozinski’s Shadow Series: oil paintings based on the cast shadows of trees, windows, plants, bouquets and drinkers will be featured.The first shadow painting Mrozinski made will be on view as well as paintings from The Light from the Pfister Series. Live music by NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

Friday: 6pm-9pm




Gallery Night and Day is presented quarterly by the Historic Third Ward Association. Special thanks to 2017 event sponsors: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Associated Bank,Haggerty Museum of Art, Halling & Cayo, The Pfister Hotel
and Physician's Realty Trust.


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