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Gallery Night and Day
Historic Third Ward Events - 2015
Gallery Night and Day - Official Participants

Gallery Night and Day ~ January 16 & 17, 2015

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 16 and continuing during the day on Saturday, January 17.

This fall, the quarterly event showcases 38 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. Plus, you'll get info about the FREE Gallery Night Xpress shuttles there, too!

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 - Artwork for the Beginning Art Collector. Artworks priced at $600.00 and under. Artists include Grotenrath, Molly McKee, Thea Kovac, Wolf Kahn, Harold Altman, Audubon, Schomer Lichtner, Philip Krejcarek, Craig Lueck, Helen Rundell, Deirdre Schanen, Ananda Kesler, Alayna Rose and more. Also Shona sculptures from Zimbabwe and Ashanti gold weights. Exhibition runs January 16 through April 11. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 5pm

2) DEAN JENSEN GALLERY – (759 N. Water St. - 414.278.7100 - Santiago Cucullu and Claire Stigliani, mutual admirers of one another’s work as well as two of the gallery’s most popular artists, are paired in separate shows in this sprawling, two-floor presentation. Santiago Cucullu: New Work. Cucullu may be one of the more gluttonous of the art world’s omnivores. His art seems to feed on virtually everything he experiences through his farflung travels, trips to museums, movies, theatres and concerts, immersions in the pages of great literatures, and also the more quotidian aspects of his everydayness. His outing at the Dean Jensen Gallery, still evolving at this writing, will include painting, drawing, sculpture and video work, and figures to be one of the dizzying collectanea.

Screens and Mirrors: New Paintings by Claire Stigliani.  Stigliani’s artistic appetites may be no less voracious than those of Cucullu, although her attentions seem to gather more consistently around celebrities of pop culture and the art world who, at least for the while, are constantly being rescaled to ever more mythic dimensions by People magazine and such trash television as Entertainment Tonight. Expect to see such here today-maybe gone tomorrow goddesses in Stigliani’s exhibition as Kiki Smith, Sophie Calle and, maybe most surprising of all, Anna Nicole Smith, some of these luminaries in dreamworld settings that also include the artist herself. Exhibitions run January 16 through March 14. Friday: 6 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm


3) DeLIND GALLERY OF FINE ART – (450 E. Mason St. - 414.271.8525 - “What’s That!?!” to “Wow”. A collection of 50+ artworks belonging to Bill DeLind, gathered over the 43 years as a Milwaukee art dealer. Styles, colors and sensibilities have changed, and so have the artworks collected. Many of these were never shown in the gallery, and some have languished in storage. This is “eclectic” to say the least. These are all for sale and the prices reflect the original price from the day acquired...years ago!

Friday: 10am to 9pm, Saturday: 10:30am to 4pm

4) GROHMANN MUSEUM – (1000 N. Broadway - 414.277.2300 - The Art of the Milwaukee Road.Hand-selected from the Milwaukee Public Library’s Milwaukee Road collection, this exhibition features paintings, prints, maps, and photos from a time when railways and the Milwaukee Road formed the backbone of local, regional, and national industry and transportation. From images of the legendary Hiawatha and others to a detailed photo essay of work in the Milwaukee Road shops, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the art and imagery documenting the rich history of the railroad in Milwaukee. Exhibition runs January 16 through April 26. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: Noon to 6pm


5) MILWAUKEE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER – (1110 N. Market St., 2nd Fl. - 414.271.2656 - The Winter Warm Up Show. Featuring painters Hector Mosconi and Amanda Meyers both of which use bold colors with lush brush strokes in their compositions. Also view works by other artists. Exhibition runs January 16 through February 28.

Friday: 5 to 9pm


6) MORNING GLORY GALLERY – (929 N. Water St. (Inside Marcus Center Lobby) - 414.765.7277 - Featuring new paintings by Curt Crain. Enjoy waterscapes, still lifes and ballet themes. The Gallery features fine craft work by more than 50 Wisconsin artists. Meet Curt Crain on Friday Night from 6 to 8pm. Exhibition is ongoing.

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


7) THE PFISTER HOTEL - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – (424 E. Wisconsin Ave. - 414.273.8222 - Visit Niki Johnson in her studio for her last Gallery Night as Pfister Artist in Residence. She will be displaying work created during the program over the past 8 months. Vote for 2015/2016 Artist in Residence Finalists, and attend a reception in Rouge from 9pm to 11:30pm. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: All day


8) URBAN MILWAUKEE: THE STORE – (755 N. Milwaukee St. - 414.395.0632 - DearMKE is a love letter to Milwaukee from Milwaukeeans. Watch the inspirational short films in our storefront theater and enjoy photography by Jake Rostermundt & Brittany Higgins, who will be showcasing our wonderful city. Milwaukee merchandise from necklaces and t-shirts to board games and puzzles will be available. Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: 11am to 3pm


9) VILLAGE CHURCH ARTS GALLERY – (130 E. Juneau Ave. - 414.273.7617 - Chasing Rainbows: Acrylic paintings by Mohammad N. ElBsat. Live music by Cello Duo: Alicia Storin & Kristian Ring and Appetizers.

Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 1 to 3pm


10) A TRIO JEWELRY DESIGN STUDIO – (215 ½ N. Water St. - 414.431.7112 - A Trio is proud to showcase Vinni Ricchio’s Kustom Metalwork, yard art and in home design. A Trio will be showcasing new raw diamond pieces as well as new engagement rings. Fifth generation design studio. Free jewelry cleaning and polishing. Voted best rings 2012, 2013 WISN A List Awards. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11 to 3pm


11) THE ART INSTITUTE OF WISCONSIN (320 E. Buffalo St., Suite 100 - 414.978.5000 - Student Exhibit. An exhibition dedicated to student work provides an opportunity for the public to view new and original works from our talented design students, and to celebrate student achievement. Works represented include painting, drawing, fashion design, digital design, film, graphic design, animation, photography and interior design. There will be a reception open to the public Gallery Night, 5:30 to 8:30pm. Exhibition runs January 16 through April 6. Friday: 5 to 8:30pm, Saturday: 8am to 1pm


12) DIGICOPY (222 E. Erie St. - 414.291.4050 - Featuring print based work in our Erie St. store by MIAD students. Exhibition runs January 16 through March 31. Friday: 7am to 8pm, Saturday: Noon to 6pm


13) GALLERY 218 – (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 218 - 414.643.1732 - Contemporary Art. Our 25th year begins with Gallery Night! Gallery Artists include Judith Hooks (paintings), Bernie Newman (photographs), Rande Barke (collage), Natalie Brey (painting), Alexandria Block (mixed media). Live jazz by Keith Watling, appetizers, cash bar. 25th Anniversary events continue all year. Accepting artists now. Located on the second floor of the Marshall Building. Exhibition runs January 16 through February 28. Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: Noon to 5pm


14) GALLERY MKE - (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 421 - 414.687.8932 - Artists Mary Gidley Culling and Sally Davidson Lautmann kick off the new year with bright fun fine art, handcrafted jewelry and creative keepsakes.  Mary's exhibit offers original paintings and limited prints using bold acrylics.  Sally’s latest collection “The Ring’s the Thing” showcases a variety of rings using metal, wirework and vintage components. Stop by & help us celebrate our 1st anniversary!! Friday: 11am to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm


15) THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY CENTER – (631 E. Chicago St. - 414.223.2180 - In honor of Le Grande Carnevale, the students of Victory Italian Immersion School will be presenting their versions of Venetian masks, which will be for sale with all proceeds going to the school. We will also have on display examples of costumes from our Carnevales. Friday: 6 to 10pm, Saturday: 11am to 3pm

16) MILWAUKEE INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN (MIAD) – (273 E. Erie St. - 414.847.3200 - MIAD celebrates 40 years of education excellence and visual arts leadership with exhibitions that foster responses to past, current and future practices. Engendered. January 16 - March 7, Frederick Layton Gallery. Opening Reception, Gallery Night

Sponsored in part by the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Curated by MIAD faculty and current Pfister Artist in Residence Niki Johnson, Engendered voices the dynamics of gender identity and societal structures, striving for further action and dialogue to create personal meaning for viewers. Re-Imagining - Re-Imaging. Through February 14, Brooks Stevens Gallery of Industrial Design. Curated by MIAD students, this interactive exhibition invites responses to objects from MIAD's design collection, through writings, renderings and newly created works of art that will become part of the display. Gallery Hours: Tu – Sa, 10am to 5pm. Gallery Night - Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: Noon to 5pm


17) NEROLI SALON & SPA – (327 E. St. Paul Ave. - 414.227.2888 - Experience local art, jewelry & photography in one stop. Abstract canvas paintings from Jodie Niles of Studio 13 and sustainable jewelry by Morgan Kempfer will be on display and available for purchase. In addition, a live editorial photo shoot will be taking place with the Neroli hair and makeup team. Friday: 5 to 8:30pm


18) OIL, A CITY GALLERY (222 E. Erie St., Suite 110 - 414.588.6823 - Large contemporary gallery with new works created and displayed every Wednesday through Friday 3pm to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm, with additional seasonal hours, and by appointment. Featuring Judy Barczak’s large figurative works and Hal Koenig’s urban and landscape canvases. Friday: 4 to 10pm, Saturday: Noon to 5pm


19) RUSTICO PIZZERIA – (223 N. Water St. - 414.220.9933 - Sandra Fink May is a “Stateline” artist, born and educated in Wisconsin and living in Illinois where she and  her husband raised three children, golden retrievers and peacocks. Sandra is an abstract expressionist working in acrylic and mixed. She also hand forges metal jewelry and sculpture. Exhibition runs January 16 through March 16. Friday: 11am to 1:30am, Saturday: 11:30am to 1:30am


20) SB FRAMING GALLERY – (409 E. Buffalo St. - 414.431.5050 - Open House and celebration of shop’s new gallery. Artwork on display includes Laura Wilder, Yoshiko Yamamoto and Charley Harper. Also prints of Milwaukee and Wisconsin are available. Friday: 5 to 8pm


21) SPLASH STUDIO: A PAINTING BAR – (184 N. Broadway - 414.882.7621 - Splash Studio, Milwaukee’s very own painting bar, will feature the surreal landscapes of Shannen Nelson and the illustrative portraiture of Mark Rhomberg. Nelson's work incorporates elements of painting and drawing with a bright eye for color to create a fresh take on the classic landscape, while Rhomberg puts his stylistic twist to work depicting a cast of characters that come from other worlds. Join us for a public reception with refreshments and drink specials from 6pm-9pm. Plus, the Super Secret Glow Project returns from 10:00pm-midnight on both Friday and Saturday nights. (Reservations recommended for Glow.)  Exhibition runs January 16 through April 1. Friday: 6 to 9:30pm


22) STUDIO BLIP – (207 E. Buffalo, Suite 422 - 414.429.8132 - Varied subject matter and out-of-the-ordinary techniques and media make Studio Blip a worthwhile stop. Located on the 4th floor (Suite 422) in the historic Marshall Building on the corner of Water and Buffalo, you can stay warm and enjoy all that is offered in this arts destination in the Third Ward. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 4pm


23) THE FINE ART GALLERY – (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 210 - 414.688.2787 - THE Fine Art Gallery presents The Edge, featuring work of three guest artists: James Brozek, Assimilate, photography; Angela Laughingheart, Reveal & Conceal, fibers; and Shelley Smith, Sites Often Seen, Rarely Noticed, oil paintings. Others exhibiting artists are here: Dagmara Costello, Virgi Driscoll, J.J. Joyce, Michele Murphy, Darlene W. Rzezotarski and Harry Wirth. Exhibition runs January 16 through April 11. Friday: Noon to 9pm, Saturday: Noon to 4pm


24) TIMOTHY COBB FINE ARTS – (207 E. Buffalo St., Lobby - 414.271.4150 - 2D/3D: Industrial and Found Object Sculptures/Geometric Paintings. Vision- a special gift to find something existing on its own, and combine it with other things to make new art-found objects redefined in time and space. Works by Estherly Allen, Dianne Baker, Chip Gianakos, and others. Combined with the new, awe-inspiring geometric paintings by Oliver Benson, this is an outstanding exhibition not to be missed. Exhibition runs January 16 through February 14. Friday: 10am to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm

25) TORY FOLLIARD GALLERY – (233 N. Milwaukee St. - 414.273.7311 - CHROMA. A lively show of seven contemporary artists using color to define space and structure.  Artists include Tom Berenz, Derrick Buisch, Ben Grant, Mark Ottens, Jeremy Popelka, Jason Rohlf and Richard Taylor.  The paintings of Tom Berenz blur the lines between realism and abstraction and imaginatively discuss ideological issues. Derrick Buisch’s decades long practice of maintaining sketchbooks with ideograms of ordinary objects has resulted in distinct images of graphic motifs with surface tension. Ben Grant forms a visual syntax with strings of information in the shape of color and pattern to build complex relationships within his paintings. Mark Ottens finds new ways to express the outer limits of color and depth in his highly intricate, many layered, intimately sized paintings. Jeremy Popelka blows vibrant, contemporary forms in glass using the ancient technique of Murrini. Jason Rohlf incorporates elements of collage and drawing embedded in layers of paint and varnish in his rhythmic paintings. Richard Taylor’s dynamically painted aluminum three dimensional and wall sculptures integrate the Midwestern landscape, poetry, and jazz. Exhibitions run January 9 through February 7. Artists’ Reception on Gallery Night: 5 to 9pm. Artists’ Talk on Gallery Day at 1pm. Friday: 11am to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 4pm



26) 88NINE Radio Milwaukee – (220 E. Pittsburgh - 414.892.8900 - Bass Structures: The Mark of Sound. The Bass Structures Collective uses sound to create paintings. They literally blast sound from various sources through paint, to capture it's image. Curated by Jeff Redmon. Friday: 5 to 9pm Gallery Night After Party. Bass Structures will be collaborating with the DJs of 88.9 Radio Milwaukee to see what their sounds look like in a multidimensional DJ Battle. Friday: 9pm to Midnight


27) ARTS @ LARGE – (908 S. 5th St. - 414.763.7379 - MKE Creatives: Inspiring the Next Generation. The first in a series of shows embracing the idea of Milwaukee as our Home, MKE Creatives: Inspiring the Next Generation is a celebration of our city’s diversity and rich artistic culture. The exhibit features the work of Arts @ Large Artist Educators of all mediums and backgrounds. Friday: 5 to 8pm, Saturday: Noon to 4pm


28) BLACK SHEEP – (216 S. 2nd St. - 414.223.0903 - POW (Pop on Wood) features pop art paintings on wood by Milwaukee artist Michael Weiss. The exhibit includes both larger-than-life depictions of cultural icons and bite-sized landscapes, and draws inspiration from 1980’s action films, 1990’s rap, video games and Milwaukee’s own pop history. Friday: 4pm to Midnight, Saturday: Noon to 4pm


29) GREAT LAKES DISTILLERY – (616 W. Virginia St. - 414.431.8683 - Featuring commissioned poster art by Adam Beadle, as well as spirit inspired mosaic art pieces by Nicole Lesser. Specialty cocktail menu and light snacks. Exhibition runs through March. Friday: 5 to 10pm


30) HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM – (400 W. Canal St. - 414.287.2789 - (P)ART. (P)ART showcases 29 carefully staged and artistic photographs dating as early as 1912 that highlight the style of legendary Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts. Free Friday night Museum admission from 5 – 9 pm; regular Museum admission applies on Saturday. Exhibition runs January 16 through May 17. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 6pm


31) HIDE HOUSE CREATIVE – (2625 S. Greeley St. - 414.482.2200 - Hide House is at the center of Bay View’s art scene. Be inspired by a true artist’s studio/gallery experience as you explore the three floors in this historic complex. The warm, inviting and creative artists welcome you. Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: Noon to 5pm


32) THE IRON HORSE HOTEL (500 W. Florida St. - 414.543.4766 - Capturing a Generation on Bikes. Enjoy the work of Motorcycle Photographer Michael Lichter as he kicks off The Iron Horse Hotel’s month-long motorcycle celebration: Winter Moto Month. Michael’s fine art photography from his career as a motorcycle photographer and historian will be displayed throughout the hotel. Since 1979, Michael’s work has been published in 11 books and over 1200 magazines and has focused on custom Harley-Davidsons and the biker lifestyle. Friday: 5 to 10 pm, Saturday: 9am to 5pm

33) WALKER’S POINT CENTER FOR THE ARTS – (839 N. 5th St. - 414.672.2787 - Coalition of Photographic Arts’ 8th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition. Join us on Gallery Night for the closing reception of this competitive juried exhibition that showcases 43 pieces of art from the region’s most talented photographic artists. Graeme Reid and Gary Tuma juried this year’s exhibition. Exhibition runs December 5 through January 17, 2015. Featured Member Exhibition: Kevin Giese. Opening reception for the individual exhibition featuring works by artist Kevin Giese. Exhibition runs January 16 through April 4. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: Noon to 5pm



34) AYZHA FINE ARTS GALLERY & BOUTIQUE – (275 W. Wisconsin Ave. - 414.220.4355 - Featuring new works by gallery artists Francis Annan Affotey, Annor Cornelius and Kevin Boatright. Also on exhibit works by Jose DeHoyos and Eunice Hanson. Performance by the Blue Ease Band with rap artist Terrence Lindsey and MC New Kid. Exhibition runs January 16 through March 14. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: Noon to 4pm

35) HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART AT MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY – (13th & Clybourn - 414.288.1669 - CLOSED THIS GALLERY NIGHT & DAY. The Haggerty will be closed for re-installation. Beginning January 22 and running through May 31, 2015, the Haggerty will feature four distinct exhibitions - photography in Mila Teshaieva: Promising Waters, contemporary art in States of Uncertainty, permanent collection selections in the student-curated Clear Picture: Looking at Communities from an Art Museum, and the multi-media The Body, The Self which explores representations of the body or use the body as medium to explore subjects and subjectivities.


36) KING DRIVE GALLERY – (2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. - 414.704.9117) Voices of our Ancestors II. Voices of our Ancestors II will feature African Masks from the collectin of Ahmad Abdullah and a special performance by the Nefertari Dancers. Live jazz by Larry Moore Trio and a performance by Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company will also be featured. Refreshments and culinary delights provided by B.R. Smiths Catering. Sponsored by Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation. Friday: 5:30 to 9pm


37) MOWA (Formerly MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART) AT SAINT JOHN’S ON THE LAKE – (1800 N. Prospect Ave. - 414.272.2022 - Close to Nature | Watercolors by Sara Strozinsky. Transparency and soft focus imagery often come to mind when people think about watercolors. Sara Strozinsky’s watercolor paintings of nature defy this stereotype. Through vibrant saturated color and an almost photographic aesthetic, her keen eye and grace with a brush imbue every blade of grass with an unrivalled attention to detail. Exhibition runs January 15 through April 2. Artist Talk: Thursday, January 15 at 7pm. Refreshments available. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm


38) REDLINE MILWAUKEE – (1422 N. 4th St. - 414.491.9088 - JoAnna Poehlmann: Now & Then. Explore the art and objects of Milwaukee artist, JoAnna Poehlmann at RedLine Milwaukee this season.  Drawings, hand-colored lithographs, collages, and artist books adorn the gallery, showcasing JoAnna’s love of nature with rare passion and talent.  This retrospective exhibition runs January 8 through March 21. Friday: 6 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 3pm




Gallery Night and Day is presented quarterly by the Historic Third Ward Association. Special thanks to 2014 event sponsors: Harley-Davidson Museum, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and The Pfister.


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