Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fridays: 5 to 9pm* Saturdays: 10am to 4pm*

For over 30 years, Gallery Night and Day has united downtown as Milwaukee's two-day premier art event for both the experienced art connoisseur and most beginning admirer. Discover galleries, explore museums, browse shops, and more!

Find Parking in the Third Ward

During Gallery Night and Day event hours (Friday 5 to 9pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm), park for just $5 at the Historic Third Ward parking structures located at 212 N. Milwaukee St. and 225 E. Chicago St.

Future Gallery Night and Day Events

October 19 & 20, 2018 | January 18 & 19, 2019
April 26 & 27, 2019 | July 19 & 20, 2019

*Venues set their own hours for the event, so be sure to check with specific venues for details.

Gallery Night and Day Applications


Applications for October 2018 are no longer being accepted.

January applications will be available online after October's event.

You can pay your Gallery Night participation fee online. Just remember to email or mail your signed application.

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Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this great community event, we'd love to hear from you. Contact Ruth Lawson at the Historic Third Ward Association today.

For Additional Information


East Town Participants

  • The City Center @ 735
  • 735 N. Water Street
  • 414.765.0305
  • Happy Memories
  • “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”- Antonio Porchia. City Center’s “Happy Memories” is an enthralling exhibit of fashion, art and history. Experience an enchanting remembering of our warmest memories.
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm


  • David Barnett Gallery
  • 1024 E. State Street
  • 414.271.5058
  • Out of the Vault & New Acquisitions: Artwork on view for the first time in years, including original work by Della Wells, Carol Summers, Claude Wiesbuch, and more. Plus, New Acquisitions—artwork by Calder, Picasso, Renoir, and Cassatt, among others.
  • Gallery 1SW: Inauguration of the new space within the historic David Barnett Gallery dedicated to showcasing recent work by contemporary artists.
  • David’s Attic: Pop-up exhibition premiere hosted by The Rogue’s Art Group on the gallery’s top floor. Featuring work by more than 20 award-winning local, regional and national artists.
  • Exhibition October 19, 2018- January 12, 2019
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm
  • Grohmann Museum
  • 1000 N. Broadway
  • 414.277.2300
  • David Plowden’s Portraits of Work
  • David Plowden has spent his career capturing scenes of industry and amassing an unparalleled catalogue of images of work. Over the last ten years, the Grohmann Museum has hosted exhibitions of his railroad, bridge architecture, and steel photographs. And his work is the subject of over two dozen books of industrial photography, from majestic lake boats to small town feed mills. However, no single book or exhibition has focused exclusively on his portraits of workers, until now. In close collaboration with the artist, the finest examples of these photographs have been selected for this special display of work. This exhibition features dozens of portraits of workers at their vocation. Included are subjects from a number of occupations, including farmers, mechanics, engineers, salespeople, shopkeepers, and ship captains. Visually appealing and psychologically engaging, patrons are sure to reflect on their own pursuits and those of their friends, family, and neighbors while viewing David Plowden’s Portraits of Work.
  • Exhibition Now-December 3, 2018
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, join us at 7pm for a talk with the Artist, Saturday: 12pm-6pm
  • The Pfister Hotel
  • 424 E. Wisconsin Avenue
  • 414.273.8222
  • Artist in Residence Stephanie Schultz
  • Come celebrate the spirit of the season with a high fashion Victorian Masquerade! The evening will include live music, themed parlor games, hors d’oeuvres, a costume contest, and a fashion display featuring Stephanie’s work. The event will take place in the Rouge Ballroom from 6pm-10pm.
  • Friday: 6pm-10pm
  • Village Church Arts Gallery
  • 130 E. Juneau Avenue
  • 414.273.7617
  • Autumn…the ripe, golden time has come again:
  • A variety of artists and media exploring and evoking the transitioning season.
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Appetizers will be served. Saturday: 1pm-3pm
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Historic Third Ward Participants

  • Aurora Health Center - Third Ward
  • 163 N. Milwaukee Street
  • Art Visions by FW
  • Life Impressionist | Acrylic on Canvas | Original Paintings
  • “The world around me inspires my paintings; I try to bring this inspiration to life in my work with a blend of colorful energy and movement, which expresses all that I see and feel. I hope you feel the Celebration of Life from my paintings because that is what I feel when I paint them.” ...Frank
  • Friday: 5:30pm-9pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm


  • Cassy Tully-Fine Art
  • 159 N. Jackson Street, Suite 104
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration
  • Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Cassy Tully - Fine Art, Gallery Night showcases Cassy’s original golf and lifestyle artwork, paintings, prints and collectible gifts. Cassy will personalize her Collector’s Edition hand-painted ornaments and sign Coffee Thoughts: Inspiration Sip by Sip, her book with Elise Cantrell.
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm


  • Chrysalis Boutique
  • 207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 604
  • Sculpted by Nature
  • Explore fine materials and gemstones from around the globe, with a wide range of impressive sculptures and gorgeous colors, which are sure to please everyone. Crystal forms create decorative pieces and gemstones generate dazzling effects. Knowledgeable and helpful experts will be available during the show, as well as Wednesday-Friday from
  • 12pm-4pm, and by request.
  • Friday: 4pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-4pm


  • Elements East
  • 191 N. Broadway
  • An Evening with Milwaukee Ballet’s Dracula
  • Take tea with Milwaukee Ballet’s Dracula and his vampire brides at Elements East (Friday evening only!).
  • Fall Florals Exhibit
  • Be awed by the floral work of Vicki Kunz of La Tulipe as she adds her creativity to Friday evening and Saturday day.
  • Art, inspiration, and fright collide in this collaborative space.
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm (Milwaukee Ballet: 6:30-8:30), Saturday: 10:30am-3pm


  • Frank Juarez Gallery
  • 207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 600
  • Boundaries: New works by Sara Willadsen
  • Sara Willadsen’s work deviates from environments and structures to focus on curated, contained objects. By carefully arranging collage materials within specific parameters, she is able to analyze her visual language as well as use this act of simplifying as an agent for clarity.
  • Exhibition Now-October 20, 2018
  • Friday: 6pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-4pm
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
  • 273 E. Erie Street
  • 2018 MIAD Juried Senior Exhibition
  • Frederick Layton Gallery
  • This is an annual exhibit featuring some of the best art and design works of this year’s Senior Exhibition, as chosen by faculty.
  • Exhibition June 2 – August 4, 2018
  • Animals in Space: A Collective Memoir
  • Brooks Stevens Gallery
  • Through a mixture of media, emerging artists Malika Mukhari, Anna Foran, Zoe Greenham, Natasha Mijares and Rebecca Nakaba investigate similarities and differences between humans and animals in processing information, material and memory, as well as explore the relationships to space for humans and animals.
  • Exhibition June 30-July 28, 2018
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Brooks Stevens Gallery
  • Join the curators and artists of the Animals in Space exhibition at MIAD for a romantic informative ghost sunset walk. We will be transposing stories and ideas from the exhibition to nearby locations.
  • Friday: 6:30pm-8:25pm


  • OIL, a city gallery
  • 207 E. Buffalo Street
  • 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: 3pm-10pm, Saturday: 12pm-5pm


  • Portrait Society Gallery
  • 207 E. Buffalo Street, 5th floor
  • This summer, Portrait Society Gallery is pleased to present a two-part exhibition focusing on concepts of home.
  • Homely (Part One), assembles four Madison-area artists with diverse formal approaches but a common interest in domestic themes: Tim Brenner, Tracy Cirves, Rebecca Kautz, Emily Rudolph.
  • Exhibition June 8 to July 21, 2018
  • Homely (Part Two) will present a series of images of Milwaukee evictions taken by moving companies as required documents for the sheriff’s office as well as Lois Bielefeld’s “Weeknight Dinner” series that looks into American homes and the diverse ways we gather for evening meals. A third component will present Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photojournalist Angela Peterson’s images from the newspaper’s concurrent series by writer Erin Richards on unstable housing conditions and the impact on local schools.
  • Reception: 3 to 5pm Saturday, July 28, 2018
  • Exhibition July 28-September 1, 2018
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm


  • The Renaissance Gallery
  • 309 N. Water Street, Lobby Level
  • Made in Milwaukee Revisited
  • Twenty-five years ago the Milwaukee Art Museum curated an exhibit of original lithographs by well-established Wisconsin artists printed by John Gruenwald of the Gruenwald Press. Art collector and artist benefactor, Robert Ivens, purchased many of the prints over the years; CR Davidson Art is pleased to showcase an assortment of his collection. This exhibition features the art of William Nichols, John Colt, Schomer Lichtner, Ruth Kjaer, Linda Plotkin, John Gruenwald, Jill Sebastian, Guido Brink and others. Additional artworks are available for viewing in the CR Davidson Art office (Marshall Building – 207 East Buffalo Street – Suite 524) by appointment, special event or chance.
  • Exhibition July 20 - October 12, 2018
  • Friday: 5pm-8pm


  • Sneex
  • 180 N. Broadway
  • Brandis “Mr. New York” Frater
  • Featuring DJ artist Brandis “Mr. New York” Frater Friday evening. Refreshments will be served. Join us Saturday morning for coffee and doughnuts from our local neighbors: Holey Moley Doughnuts.
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 9am-1pm


  • Splash Studio: a painting bar
  • 184 N. Broadway
  • Abstraction
  • Splash Studio’s talented team of local artists presents Abstraction, a new group gallery exhibit featuring shapes, colors, and forms. Join us for an opening reception with drink specials on Friday.
  • Exhibition July 20-October 1, 2018
  • Friday: 6pm-9pm


  • Tory Folliard Gallery
  • 233 N. Milwaukee Street
  • 30th Anniversary Exhibition
  • Celebrating its 30th year in business, the Tory Folliard Gallery presents the 30th Anniversary exhibition, the biggest event of the year showcasing artwork by the Gallery's many talented painters, sculptors, and photographers who have made this occasion possible. Over 110 exciting new works by the Gallery's 65 artists will be included in the exhibition.
  • Exhibition July 13-September 8, 2018
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-4pm
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Walker's Point/South Participants

  • The Alice Wilds
  • 900 S. 5th Street, Suite 102
  • Kyle Seis: The Surface of a Stone is Always in Motion
  • This exhibition presents a series of new works by Kyle Seis that approach photography as a kind of digital alchemy. In his images, geological elements are layered and rearranged to reveal that all that is solid can be turned to dust and reimagined.
  • Exhibition June 22-August 4, 2018
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm


  • Paliafito Eco-Arts Park
  • Corners of 3rd and Walker Street
  • Gallery Night in the Park!
  • Join us for one-night art festival in Paliafito Eco-Arts Park, featuring Abraxis - a local favorite Santana Tribute Band! Live music, pop up art galleries, family-friendly activities, and food and drinks will be available. The Arts @ Large gallery (908 S. 5th Street) will serve as our secondary location in case of rain.
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm


  • Camino
  • 434 S. 2nd Street
  • The Works of Saebra Laken 
  • Saebra Laken’s paintings are vivid, fluid explorations of duality. Occultism, feminism and liberation flow through her work, seeping into dark corners and brilliant colors.
  • Friday: 5pm-10pm


  • Cannedbeatz Art Space (formerly AlphaBang! Art Space)
  • 2435 W. National Avenue
  • Celebrate Freedom: Commemorating Juneteeth Day
  • Cannedbeatz Art Space is commemorating the announcement with an art exhibition entitled "Celebrate Freedom" where the accolades of African-Americans will be depicted through the visual arts. Numerous artists will depict their celebration of freedom through various styles and mediums.
  • Exhibition June 15-July 21, 2018
  • Friday: 6pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-2pm


  • The Grove Gallery
  • 832 S. 5th Street
  • strong>Arthur Thrall: Musical Prints and Choreographic Drawings
  • The late Arthur Thrall was a master engraver, etcher, and printmaker. His free use of musical notation, calligraphic lines, and inventive printing techniques produced playful works of musical and choreographic abstraction.
  • Friday: 5pm–9pm, Saturday: 12pm–4pm
  • Harley-Davidson Museum
  • 400 W. Canal Street
  • The Engine Wall
  • The H-D Museum is proud to announce its all-new Engine Wall is currently on display. Designed for performance and styled for appearance, the H-D Museum’s new Engine Wall artfully displays 24 examples from the major engine families that Harley-Davidson has engineered over its 115-year history.
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm


  • The Iron Horse Hotel
  • 500 W. Florida Street
  • Rock n’ Roll Legends
  • July Gallery Night will feature “Rock n’ Roll Legends,” an exhibit of original oil paintings by Timo Gallery artist Tim Meyerring. These large-scale portraits are based on licensed photography by noted rock n’roll photographers. The show will feature works of Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Jimmy Page. The mostly 60”x60” oil on canvas pieces reflect a bright, bold and almost psychedelic color palette, including metallic silver and gold. Some have been commissioned by local collectors, others created expressly for this show and available for purchase.
  • Friday: 4pm-10pm


  • R&R Art Galleries
  • 194 S. 2nd Street
  • A premier framing and printing gallery representing artists of varied mediums. Featuring photography by Robert Popp, jewelry by Dagmara Costello, woodwork by James Bednarski, painting by Dan Duffy, and sculpture by Eduardo.
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm


  • Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
  • 839 S. 5th Street
  • Creative Discoveries
  • "Creative Discoveries" features artwork produced by youth during our 2018 Summer Art Camp. Various mediums including video installations, fiber arts, ceramics, performance art and sculpture showcase youth perspectives on the topics of community and identity. This 6th Annual Youth Art Exhibit will include a theater performance at 5:30pm on July 20th. This exhibit runs through August 10th.
  • Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 12pm-5pm
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Around Town Participants

  • Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery & Boutique
  • 275 W. Wisconsin Avenue
  • Fresh Faces
  • Young, emerging artists will be showcased. They include Natalia Virafuentes of Chicago (painting and drawing); and Christina Roeder (painting), Tereesa Sellhausen (painting and ceramics), Jeff Brown (architecture, painting and graphic design), and Verinia Glass (illustration and portraiture), all of Milwaukee. Glass, who is curating the exhibit, will dolive sketching along with famed Milwaukee muralist Reynaldo Hernandez and his artist daughter Rozalia Singh. Also on display will be trees forged from metal by Milwaukee sculptor and welder James Binnamin. The artists will talk. MC Grendyll Ward will perform. Refreshments will be served.
  • Exhibition July 20-September 7, 2018
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-4pm


  • King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio
  • 2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
  • Mercy, Mercy, Me: What About Our Ecology?
  • People all over the planet are concerned! This exhibit explores some of these concerns through various artworks from individuals throughout the community. Their works are inspired and taught by three artists: Martina Patterson (Fiberart) Gina Jorgensen (Teacher/ Activist), and Alysha Wilson (Studio/Graphic art). Titled Mercy, Mercy, Me, is a musical video produced by Greg Adams, a polyinstrumentalist and videographer that explores the impact of humankind’s insensitivity to our ecology. Presented from the mindset that we are each like threads closely woven together and what we do effects us all. Entertainment includes live jazz and R&B from the ‘70s to current by MAUREE, spoken word performed by Still Waters Collective, and refreshments and culinary delights by B.R. Smiths Catering. Exhibit produced and curated by Marquita Edwards. Exhibit is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Economic Development Inc. and the Bader Philanthropies.
  • Friday: 5:30pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-2pm
  • Mobile Design Box
  • 753 N. 27th Street
  • Two solo exhibitions at the Mobile Design Box : Evelyn Patricia Terry and UWM Studio
  • "Mass Matters"
  • Evelyn Patricia Terry's “America: Guests Who Came To Dinner (and Stayed)” combines her doll collection, drawings and essay. UWM Studio “Mass Matters” focuses on using thermodynamics as the primary driver of design. Models, drawings and samples available. Presenters will speak from 11am to 12pm together on Saturday.
  • Exhibition July 20-October 5, 2018
  • Friday: 5pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm


  • RedLine Milwaukee
  • 1422 N. 4th Street
  • Timeline 2018
  • Timeline is an exciting exhibition which reflects on the past year of work by all of the RedLine Milwaukee artists in residence. These artists explore various media and disciplines while they comment on subject matter that is important to them.
  • Exhibition July 20-August 25, 2018
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-3pm
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