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

Gallery Night and Day ~ January 20 & 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 Friday, January 20 and continuing during the day on Saturday, January 21.

This winter, the quarterly event showcases over 30 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.


David Barnett Gallery - 1024 E. State St. (at Prospect Ave.) 414.271.5058 •
50th Anniversary Exhibition
Artists exhibited through inception of gallery - Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Miro, Avery, Van Dongen, Rembrandt, Pissarro, Weisbuch, Summers, Gutierrez, Rosenquist, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Kandinsky, Marini, Degas, Giacometti, Hoepting, Hartley, Currier & Ives, Altman, J.S. Curry, Rozman, Gee, Kaufman, Muller, David Barnett, Francesco & Sylvia Spicuzza, Czechowski, African and Haitian art. Exhibition runs January 20 through April 15.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 5pm

Grohmann Museum - 1000 N. Broadway
414.277.2300 •
STEEL: The Cycle of Industry by David Plowden
David Plowden states that “the architecture of steelmaking is like no other. Nowhere can you find this massiveness, drama, spectacle, and danger but in a steel mill.” Between 1962 and 1985, Plowden sought to capture the majesty of the steel industry while at the same time documenting the demise of the industry as we knew it. This exhibition allows for a re-examination of Plowden’s steel portfolio, including many photos printed specifically for this purpose. Featuring more than 100 of his finest photographs, Steel places the viewer at the point where shovel meets dirt in the mining process and ends in the same soil surrounding these long-abandoned mills. Exhibition runs January 20 through April 30.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, featuring a Gallery Talk with the Artist at 7pm
Saturday: Noon to 6pm

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center - 1110 N. Market St., 2nd Fl.
414.271.2656 •
Art Warms The Heart
Art has the power to inspire, question reality, or just entertain the viewer. Come check out a group show of various artists working in different mediums. The LGBT community is made up of so many different types of people and this show explores many of them via art.
Friday: 5 to 8pm

Pfister - Artist in Residence - 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.
414.273.8222 •
In the AIR Studio: Pamela Anderson’s last Gallery Night as Artist-in-Residence. Join Pamela and all 7 past Pfister Artists in Residence for the show “Bridges”, an exhibition about directions and connections that continue with the Pfister and their art practices based on their experience in the Artist in Residence program. After party for all Gallery-goers in the Rouge Ballroom from 9pm-11pm. Complimentary snacks and a cash bar. Music by Donna Woodall and Peter Mac.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: throughout the day

Village Church Arts Gallery - 130 E. Juneau Ave.
414.273.7617 •
Villager’s Art 2nd Edition
Art in a variety of media created by the many artists at Village Church. Appetizers and live music 5-9 Friday. Exhibition runs January 20 through February 4.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 1 to 3pm


Gallery 218 - 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 218 (Marshall Building)
414.643.1732 •
Celebrating 27 Years in 2017
Contemporary abstract painting, photography, watercolor, encaustic, mixed media by gallery artists Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, Rande Barke, Joanne O’Hare, Harry Wirth, Karen Williams, Michael Karl, Martha Coaty. Live jazz by Keith Watling, cash bar, appetizers. Artist’s applications reviewed every Saturday, 1-5pm. Exhibition runs January 20 through February 25.
Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: Noon to 5pm

Gallery 326 - 221 N. Broadway (Onesto - 2nd Floor)
414.229.0669 • facebook/
Gallery 326 is a collective of local artists featuring Bass Structures, which is the Mark of Sound, a collaborative body of work using sounds at extreme volumes to arrange paint into fractal-like patterns.
Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Granular - 316 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 100
414.436.2200 •
Taking Instagram photography beyond the norm. These Milwaukee Instagram photographers have made a name for themselves with national and international recognition and following.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Hudson Business Lounge - 310 E. Buffalo St.
414.220.9460 •
Julia Taylor: Watercolor Now
Inspired by nature, noteworthy watercolorist Julia Taylor paints whimsical and colorful landscapes along with flowers and birds. For this exhibition, Julia will present larger scale impressionistic work, sometimes with minimal use of paint, but with explosive results. Exhibition runs January 13 through April 7.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Italian Community Center - 631 E. Chicago St.
414.223.2800 •

Products of our Environment.  Presented by the Milwaukee School of the Arts.  All art is a reflection of the students experiences living in Milwaukee.

Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Lily Pad Gallery West - 215 N. Broadway
414.526.1047 •
Lily Pad Gallery West provides the finest quality realism, naturalism, impressionism and abstract works of art. Drawing upon over forty seven artists, the gallery brings quality art reminiscent of 19th century French and Dutch painters. Artist reception, Saturday 1:30 to 3:30pm. Informal talk at 2:30pm. Master and US Modern Works of Abstract Art.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: Noon to 5pm

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.
414.847.3200 •
Just the Facts
Just the Facts is a commentary on the exhibition space and its engineered experience as factual. Artists Beauvais Lyons , Diane Fox, Jennifer Angus, Tony Matelli and Mark Dion focus on the politics and perspectives below the surface of an exhibition’s diverse levels
of cognitive experience. Exhibition runs January 9 through March.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm

OIL, a city gallery - 207 E. Buffalo St., Lobby
• 414.588.6823 •
Urban + Agrarian Landscapes
Contemporary gallery with new works created and displayed every Wednesday through Friday from 3 to 6:30pm, and Saturday from 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: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: noon to 5pm

The Renaissance Building - 309 N. Water St.
920.251.3360 •
Going to the Sun
Stephanie Barenz, a mixed media artist, will be exhibiting a series of paintings and drawings that she completed during a month long, artist-in-residence program outside of NYC. The paintings depict her experiences with the people and places she encountered while exploring the city. Exhibition runs January 9 through April 17.
Friday: 5 to 8pm

Rivalry - 223 N. Water St.
414.210.3960 •
On Wisconsin
Composing of a mural on Cream city brick in the bar/restaurant.
Friday: Noon to 2am, Saturday: 10am-2am

Splash Studio: a painting bar - 184 N. Broadway
414.882.7621 •
Spirit Animals and Magic Beasts
Splash Studio presents Spirit Animals and Magic Beasts, a group exhibition by its talented team of local artists. Spirit animals guide and protect their hosts, allowing them to embody their animalistic instincts and embrace their natural selves. Join us for a public reception with happy hour drink specials on Friday from 6pm-9pm, and find your own spirit animal. Exhibition runs January 20 through April 16.
Friday: 6 to 9pm

Timothy Cobb Fine Arts - 207 E. Buffalo St.
414.271.4150 •
Film Noir and Technicolor Characters
Paintings, sculpture, photographs and woodblock prints lead us back to the great era of film noir and the wow-factor of the new technicolor movies. See Tom Hoffman’s review on page 10. Exhibition runs January 13 through February 10.
Friday: 10am to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.
414.273.7311 •
Laurie Hogin – Reward Circuits
Bizarre and beautiful, Laurie Hogin’s allegorical paintings raise issues of consumerism, sexism, and environmental degradation. Rendered in the hyper-realistic style reminiscent of 17th-century Dutch masters, neon-colored animals populate overgrown, idealistic landscapes or pose as the subject of a portrait. Hogin’s paintings are filled with images of snarling bunnies, maternal monkeys and other creatures affected by the industrial, pharmacological, political, and economical forces. Exhibition runs January 6 through February 4.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 4pm, Artist talk at 2pm.



Arts @ Large - 908 S. 5th St.
414.763.7379 •
Creative Pulse: 3rd Annual Juried Artist Exhibition
Celebrating the many teaching artists who inspire the youth of our city, this juried exhibition highlights the personal work of Arts @ Large visual, literary, and multi-media artist educators. Investigate what inspires these artists to create, their artistic mission, and the creative processes they use. Exhibition runs January 20 through April 7.
Friday: 5 to 8pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm

Great Lakes Distillery - 616 W. Virginia St.
414.431.8663 •
Anita Burgermeister / Art By Anita “Fusion Photos”
Vibrant digital art on metal panels are a fusion of original abstract paintings, maps and textures blended with photos of Milwaukee landmarks and urban scenes. Anita also creates commissioned and mixed media art, murals, faux finishes, and websites. Exhibition is ongoing.
Friday: 11am-Midnight, Saturday: 11am-Midnight

Harley-Davidson Museum - 400 W. Canal St.
414.287.2789 •
View vibrant selections from more than six decades of Harley-Davidson advertising poster art in a new installation at the H-D Museum. Learn about the H-D Museum’s digital preservation efforts undertaken by the Archives staff to document these rare posters. Free Museum admission on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Regular admission applies on Saturday.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 6pm

The Iron Horse Hotel - 500 W. Florida St.
414.374.4766 •
Artwork by Brennen Steines
Brennen Steines is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses painting, drawing and performance. Steines’ current work employs his interest in time, geology, and other studies of Earth’s past and present, to construct allegories relating the processes of primordial life to anthropogenic activity. The artist’s life experiences with illness are often expressed through the physicality of his process; the work displays both a frailty and a resilience found within the human condition.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Kunzelmann-Esser Skylight Gallery - 710 W. Historic Mitchell St.
414.647.8770 •
Pranav Ganesh International Art Exchange
Skylight Gallery is hosting an International Art Exchange, featuring Magenta Sky (Alicia Christina) from My Working Hands Art Studio, Milwaukee. Prints and poetry by international artists will be on display and local artists will be showing original work. Art Exchange, founded by Joanne Monyelle, shares the message of Peace Through Art.
Friday: 4 to 7pm, Saturday: 11am to 3:30pm



Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery & Boutique - 275 W. Wisconsin Ave.
414.220.4355 •
The Mighty Pen of Bill Sanders
The hard-hitting editorial cartoons of legendary Milwaukee Journal cartoonist Bill Sanders, who exposed injustice, untruth and unfairness in Wisconsin and the nation and who is still fighting the good fight on the Internet. Also, new nature photography by Byron Becker of Milwaukee. African urban scenes painted by Atsu Namadzi, a Ghanian now living in Washington, D.C. Exhibition runs January 20 through March 17.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: Noon to 4pm

First Stage - 325 W. Walnut St. (Milwaukee Youth Arts Center)
414.267.2929 •
Bronzeville: A Celebration of Community
Presented in celebration of First Stage’s world premiere play WELCOME TO BRONZEVILLE, this exhibition features artworks by Milwaukee African American artists Willie Weaver-Bey, Blance Brown, Bennie Higgins, Mutope J. Johnson and others. Curated by Della Wells. Exhibition runs January13 through February 5.
Friday: 5 to 9pm

Gallery @ The Blue - 310 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The Coalition of Photographic Arts proudly presents “CoPA @ The Blue.” The exhibit features award winning landscape, portrait, conceptual, abstract and environmental photographs, many of which have shown nationally and internationally. Meet the photographers at the artist’s reception on Friday, 5:30 to 8pm. Refreshments available.
Friday: 5:30 to 9pm

Milwaukee Public Library (Central Library) - 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
414.286.3000 •
ZIP MKE: 27 Zip Codes, 1 city
ZIP MKE is a unique photographic exhibit celebrating the beauty and diversity, not the divisions, of Milwaukee. Photographs come from residents in every zip code displaying Milwaukee’s strong community spirit. The kick-off includes speakers, “Food with a ZIP,” and an opportunity to meet neighbors. Exhibition runs January17 through February 19.
Saturday: Noon to 3pm

Mobile Design Box - 753 North 27th St.
414.229.3075 •
Place Acts
Place Acts suggests a way to see, interpret and transform the world around us. Place-based storytelling renders forgotten histories and disregarded people. These were developed at the UWM field school where we collect, analyze and disseminate stories of neighborhood history and heritage in Milwaukee. This is the first Gallery Night exhibit in Historic Concordia, a Near West Side neighborhood.  For more information on the Near West Side visit, www.nearwestsidemke.orgExhibition runs January 20 through March 31.
Friday: 5pm, Saturday: 4pm

MOWA on the Lake - 1800 N. Prospect Ave.
414.272.2022 •
Nature Studies by Katie Musolff and Lynne Railsback
Katie Musolff and Lynne Railsback are two watercolor painters who depict the natural world in delicate and intricate detail. Musolffs paintings of butterflies, birds, bugs, and other creatures have an Audubon-esque quality. Railsback approaches her work with a botanist’s eye, creating a colorful canon of paintings of flowers, leaves, roots, and branches. This exhibition celebrates the organic world with precision and beauty.
Exhibition runs October 20 through February 8. Artist talk: Thursday, October 20, 7pm.
Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10 to 5pm

RedLine Milwaukee - 1422 N. 4th St.
414.491.9088 •
Terese Agnew - Writing in Stone
Writing in Stone takes viewers through a collection of sculptural monuments devoted to remarkable ideas that grew from the Wisconsin experience. An opportunity to offer your support for an installation that demonstrates the most inspiring efforts to reach far beyond our borders. Exhibition runs January 20 through March 25.

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




Gallery Night and Day is presented quarterly by the Historic Third Ward Association. Special thanks to 2016 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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