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!
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.
July 19 & 20, 2019 | October 18 & 19, 2019
January 17 & 18, 2020 | April 17 & 18, 2020
*Venues set their own hours for the event, so be sure to check with specific venues for details.
1024 E. State Street
Since becoming a new genre of high art in the late-19th Century, the poster has become the medium of innovative communication. On view at David Barnett Gallery are posters from 1890s Le Belle Epoch, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco advertisements to contemporary exhibition ephemera.
Expanding on Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s exhibition Chagall’s Le Cirque, Gallery 1SW presents a selection of artworks that explore the mirth and history of the circus.
Exhibition July 19-October 12, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 11am-5pm
1000 N. Broadway
Milwaukee photographer Jim Brozek has spent his career documenting workers plying their trades. Like many great industrial photographers and cultural ethnographers, he also worked alongside these individuals—developing his own brand of participant observation. To truly understand his subjects and capture their essence, he first seeks to understand their working life and motivations. In the process, he discovers much more about them than merely what they do
for a living.
Roll Up Your Sleeves provides a broad view of this photographer’s work. From the farm fields of northern Wisconsin, to scenes from a New Mexico ranch, Great Lakes shipping, local construction projects, and even artists performing their trade, Brozek’s catalogue of work is defined by work. At once an examination of hard work and a tribute to the worker, this exhibition opens a window to the predominant facet of our culture—human industry.
Exhibition through August 18, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-6pm
1360 N Prospect Avenue
Experience a rare opportunity to view Marc Chagall’s legendary Le Cirque portfolio at Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Enjoy his quintessential use of vivid color, dreamlike composition and fanciful characters. A complimentary exhibit explores Milwaukee’s Great Circus Parade. Free on Friday, admission applies on Saturday.
Exhibition Through September 8, 2019
Friday: 10am-8pm; Saturday: 12pm-4pm
191 N Broadway
Jeff Trendel is making his annual appearance this summer at Broadway Paper. Trendel is part of a new trend of environmentally conscious artists sometimes referred to as eco-artists. All the wood used in his woodturnings is cut in urban areas under permit from the local municipalities of the Florida Keys. This is done with no damage to the fragile ecosystem of the Florida Keys. His eco-friendly bowls and vessels are made with rare tropical wood such as Cuban Mahogany, Red Mahoe, Jamaica Dogwood, Bustic, Mastic, Buttonwood, Womans Tongue, Wild Tamarind and many others from south Florida.
Friday: 11am-9pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 604
View awe-inspiring minerals and gemstones from around the globe, with impressive colors and extraordinary natural sculptures, which are sure to please everyone. Nature’s stunning crystal forms attractive displays and gemstones produce amazing effects. Browse and shop nature’s remarkable creations. Knowledgeable and helpful experts will be available during the show, as well as Wednesday-Friday 10-4, and by request.
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-4pm
153 N Milwaukee Street
Cornerstone Realtors is proud to feature the works of dynamic husband-wife duo Meredith Watts & Simone Ferro.
Meredith Watts is a social scientist, researcher, and photographer. His social justice-oriented photography projects are done as part of the non-profit group “For Good” Photography. Watts’ Gallery Night collection honors Milwaukee’s rivers and lakefront, and includes images that are sometimes literal, sometimes imagined, sometimes just a feeling that lies below the everyday surface, and others simply celebrating a real or imagined past of the city.
Simone Ferro is a professional artist, performer, and teacher at the UW-Milwaukee Department of Dance. Her urban research focuses on the embodiment of the architecture and the dynamics of space - the feeling of streets, corners, and buildings in the city. This Gallery Night, Ferro celebrates the city by “intervening” in its normal life with improvised and choreographed movement of her dancers.
191 N. Broadway
Join us on Gallery Night for a hands-on succulent workshop. La Terre is Mequon’s newest European floral gift shop. Bring your own container or purchase one of ours.
Friday: 5pm-8pm; Saturday: 10:30am-5:30pm
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 600
SPARK Working with curator Barbara O’Brien during the past year, artists from Material Studios have created works of art that are on the leading edge of their practice. Premiering new works by Pamela Anderson, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Clare Jorgensen, Nirmal Raja, Bella Roongta, and Alan Thompson-Wallace.
Exhibition July 13-August 31, 2019
Friday: 6pm-9pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 218
Join Gallery 218 in celebrating our 29th anniversary on Gallery Night! Live jazz by Keith Watling, appetizers, cash bar. Contemporary art by award-winning local artists Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, JoAnne O’Hare, Martha Coaty, Scott Onsager, Lew Cadkin, Kim Lyon, Carol Liesenfelder. Painting, printmaking, photography, clay, mixed media. Artists present on Friday and Saturday. Accepting artists’ applications now. Open every Saturday 1-5pm. Take elevator to the second floor.
Exhibition July 19-September 10, 2019
Friday: 5pm-10pm; Saturday: 12pm-5pm
320 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 700
Explore the urban landscape through the vision and brush of Dan Dudzinski. His paintings exhibit a style that builds subjects and scenes with expressionist gesture and an eclectic color palette.
326 N Water Street, 2nd Floor
Come see a unique collection of art from realism to contemporary abstraction and photography. A group show by seven members of the Shorewood Artists Guild. Meet the artists and learn about their individual processes.
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-3pm
200 N. Water Street
This Milwaukee artist uses her photography skills combined with Photoshop to create vibrant works of art. Printed on metal, her pieces come alive. They are uniquely different and will draw you in.
310 E Buffalo Street
The WDCC presents diverse work from featured members. Artists include: Lynn Chevier (Jewelry), Kathleen Eggert (Glass), Joan Kennedy (Fiber), Kathy Johnson (Quilts), Andrew Linderman (Ceramics), Rebekah Nicholas (Ceramics), Frank Scott (Glass/Jewelry), Georgia Stenz (Botanical Casting), Claudia Winter (Jewelry), as well as a representative from the Morning Glory Art Fair.
Friday: 6pm-10pm; Saturday: 10am-6pm
215 N. Broadway
Lily Pad West provides the finest quality realism, naturalism, impressionism and abstract works of art. With over 200 works of art from 70 distinct artists, the gallery brings quality art from modern contemporary to art reminiscent of 19th century French and Dutch Masters. A reception and demonstration will be held for a visiting artist. The demonstration will be held Saturday from 1:00pm until 3:30pm.
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 11am-5pm
273 E. Erie Street
View the best of the 2019 Senior Exhibition, with art and design works selected by MIAD faculty.
Exhibition through August 3, 2019
This exhibition is a witness to female artists laboring to unchain themselves from patriarchal stereotypes. Through large-scale works, this exhibition engages the community in a conversation about the relationship between the body and art-making.
Exhibition through September 7, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 526
For God and Country presents a major solo exhibition of approximately 40 works in various media that reflect on the experience of living in rural America. In Rafael Francisco Salas’ work, barren landscapes and mysterious figures play out ambiguous narratives. Most of the paintings are set in winter where an ominous light signals a kind of loneliness. Salas’ work explores what it means to be a farmer, an agrarian worker, or an immigrant in the Midwest.
Portrait Society is a contemporary art gallery celebrating its 10th year.
Exhibition June 28-August 3, 2019
Friday: 6pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-5pm
309 N. Water Street, Lobby Level
Catherine Davidson and Delia Sava have joined forces to co-curate this exhibition of original artworks by regional photographers. The opening event will feature black and white floral photographs by Bill Lemke, color architectural photographs by Larry Oliverson and large landscape triptychs by Eddee Daniel. The exhibition will rotate every three weeks featuring one-person displays by each member of the trio. Additional artworks may be viewed in the office of CR Davidson Art (207 E. Buffalo Street).
Exhibition July 19-October 11, 2019
Friday: 5pm-8pm; Saturday: 11am-3pm
233 N. Milwaukee Street
The inanimate is reimagined in the Nature Morte exhibition, Tory Folliard Gallery’s contemporary take on the centuries-old genre of Still Life. This exhibition explores the traditional aspects of Still Life and the way today’s artists interpret this subject through their use of line, color, space, and composition. Nature Morte includes the work of over 30 artists with varying approaches to the Still Life genre in painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography.
Exhibition July 12-September 7, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm
900 S. 5th Street, Suite 102
Firmament: the line between the heavens and earth; a constant thread in a changing landscape of nearly forgotten memories. This exhibition of new work by Jenna Youngwood explores the intimacy and solitude of observational pen and marker drawings mimicked on canvas through acrylics and mediums.
Exhibition Through July 27, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 11am-5pm
1100 S 5th Street
Arts @ Large Community Center Grand Opening Celebration! Music, art making, adult and family activities Friday and Saturday. Our new café will be open with delicious food and Purple Door Ice Cream.
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 8am-2pm
832 S. 5th Street
A collection of energetic and intimate works on paper displayed in the gallery and large 3-dimensional renderings presented in the garden, these imaginary fields by Demitra Copoulos emerge and reassemble phenomena from the natural world.
Exhibition July 19-August 17, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-5pm
420 S 1st Street
ReStore’s Annual Recycled Art Contest shines a light on some of Milwaukee’s resourceful repurposers. The contest challenges the public to create works primarily using the donated product found at ReStore. From artwork to repurposed furniture, this exhibition celebrates the use of repurposed materials, while raising funds to help Milwaukee Habitat build safe, affordable homes in our community.
Exhibition July 12-20, 2019
Friday: 10am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-4pm
400 W. Canal Street
Take a spin through the H-D Museum’s special summer exhibit, “Daredevils: A Century of Spine-Tingling Spectacles.” From touring thrill shows to Hollywood movie stunt work, this exhibit celebrates the exciting history of these death-defying performers. Enjoy free gallery talks at 6, 7 and 8pm.
839 S. 5th Street
This exhibition centers art produced by youth artists during WPCA’s 2019 Summer Art Camp featuring projects in printmaking, fiber arts, ceramics, sculpture, and multimedia with a dance performance at 5:30pm on July 19.
Also, a body of work from Featured Member Madhavi Parekh will be on view through October 5, 2019.
Exhibition July 19 – August 17, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-5pm
3514 N Port Washington Avenue
This is America is a group exhibition coinciding with the United States’ Independence Day, responding via visual arts by artists with a normally overlooked vantage point to the patriotism and nationalism the holiday was constructed to imbue. This is America is to meant to both corroborate and challenge the notion of Americanism, citizenship and belonging, racial representation, historical and cultural influence, religious freedom, national and global amnesty, and pride in iconography associated with the red, white, and blue, stars and stripes.
Exhibiting artists are Wisconsin-based, national, and international. Their works are equally diverse, including but not limited to paintings, drawings, collages, textiles/fiber art, mixed media compositions, photography, audio visual, sculptures, and conceptual installations.
Featured artists: Alain Cabrera, Brandon Desha, Charly Palmer, David Najib Kasir, Della Wells, Erik Salgado, Evelyn Patricia Terry, Fatima Laster, George Williams Jr. Kierston Ghaznavi, Marvin Tate, Mutope J. Johnson, Rhonda Gatlin-Hayes, Ruthie Joy, Sonji Hunt, Spencer Hutchinson, and Xavier Lightfoot.
Exhibition June 28-August 25, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-4pm
2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Ms. Edwards, the Gallery’s Director, Cofounder, and Curator, who has been titled “Lady Renaissance of Arts and Culture of Dr. King Drive,” brings another exciting experimental idea to the Gallery.
Featuring artist Blanche Brown, whose artwork suggests beauty in the ethereal, sublime, mysterious, bewildering and breathtaking. Ms. Brown believes insight gained from that which is different can take us to another place where we can find and are able to deal with almost anything. Ms. Edwards rhythmically blends this statement with the adventurous nature of the first permanent non-indigenous settler, an African-Haitian descent Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, recognized as the founder of Chicago, Illinois.
Friday’s night entertainment will include live jazz and culinary delights by Pas Da Peas Catering. The event is free and open to the public.
Friday: 5:30pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-2pm
753 N. 27th Street
Previously on display in Washington D.C., Evicted introduces visitors to the intimate, painful process of eviction. Inspired by Matthew Desmond’s book about eviction, the experience features photography and audio examining reasons for and the fallout from eviction. The UWM Architecture studio Finding Home will complement the exhibit.
Exhibition: June 21-September 30, 2019
Friday: 5pm-8pm; Saturday: 10am-4pm
1800 N. Prospect Avenue
Photographers Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have collaborated for more than 30 years on projects that challenge the viewer to think differently. In Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape, the dynamic duo reinterprets the work of 19th century photographer Carleton Watkins whose western landscapes were both aesthetic documentation and advertisements for the bounty of America. Ciurej and Lochman use mass-produced, processed foods such as marshmallows, potato chips, cereal, and gelatin to recreate these landscapes, forcing the viewer to reexamine notions of consumption, progress, and changing landscapes—both natural and societal.
Thursday, July 18 - 5:45pm opening reception; 6:30pm artist talk
Friday: 5pm-9pm, refreshments
Saturday: 10am-5pm, refreshments
1104 W Mitchell Street
“It’s not really work / It’s just the power to charm” - David Bowie.
The “Modern Love” exhibition features a wondrous assortment of mixed media works by Zelda Raygun, Reid Sancken, Joshua Cowell and Benjamin Fairly. Check out Milwaukee’s hottest new gallery!
Exhibition July 19-August 24, 2019
Friday: 6pm-9pm; Saturday: 10am-3pm
1635 W. St. Paul Avenue
This sculpture exhibition features works by international artists from the permanent collection, and focuses on form and technique represented in a range of media. Artists with works on display include Pamela Mei Yee Leung, David Nash, Alejandro Santiago, and Jiro Yonezawa.
Exhibition through August 30, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 10am-2pm