Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

January 18 & 19, 2019 | April 26 & 27, 2019  
July 19 & 20, 2019 | October 18 & 19, 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 April 26 and 27, 2019 are now being accepted. Download an April Gallery Night and Day application here.

Please note the deadline date of Friday, February 15, 2019

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

David Barnett Gallery

1024 E. State Street


Dance of Life: Out of Africa & Beyond

In a divisive time, it is important to remember what connects us all. This exhibition celebrates the connections shared by all humans: milestones of life and death including birth, coming-of-age, and marriage. The gallery’s extensive collection of African art, artifacts from around the world, and contemporary artworks are curated side-by-side to explore a common global humanity.

Home: Of Place & Displacement

Gallery 1SW, our staff-curated pop-up exhibition space, presents a selection of art exploring conceptions of home.

Exhibition: January 18-April 20, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 11am-5pm

Galerie Kenilworth

2201 N Farwell Avenue


Galerie Kenilworth, located in Milwaukee’s resurging East Side, is a contemporary space highlighting the talents of local, national, and international emerging artists.

Exhibition: January 19–March 31, 2019
Friday: 6pm-9pm; Saturday: 1pm-5pm

Grohmann Museum

1000 N. Broadway


Growing Place: A Visual Study of Urban Farming

Using Milwaukee as its anchor study, Growing Place: A Visual Study of Urban Farming seeks to shed new light on the past, present, and future of growing food in cities. Here, the legacy of Growing Power looms large: for over 25 years the non-profit organization influenced the efforts of urban farmers in such disparate cities as Detroit, New Orleans, and even Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Yet the farm’s 2017 closing created the space for new actors to emerge and push urban farming in new and innovative directions. This exhibition visually documents this process of evolution as it simultaneously takes stock of the history that makes such developments possible.

Exhibition: January 18-April 28, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-6pm

The Pfister Hotel

424 E. Wisconsin Avenue


Artist in Residence: Finalists Exhibition

One night only. Meet the artists and view their work.

Friday: 6pm-10pm

The Refinery Photo Studio

229 E Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 904


“A Retrospective of Photographer Jessica Kaminski” / “A View From Above” Drone Imagery by Ryan Manske

Photographer Jessica Kaminski celebrates her 40th birthday by showing a retrospective of her work from her college days in the late ‘90s through contemporary works like The Milwaukee Beard Book.

Ryan Manske will showcase cinematic drone videography and photography of familiar cityscapes seen from a unique vantage point.

Exhibition: January 18 and 19, or by appointment through March 31, 2019
Friday: 6pm-9pm; Saturday 1pm-4pm

Village Church Arts Gallery

130 E. Juneau Avenue



Award-winning 17-year old photographer, Brienz Ottman, captures political and social images from her travels bringing new perspectives from small town America to cosmopolitan Europe. 

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Prize-winning photos from Dar AI - Kalima University College of Arts & Culture.

Friday: 5pm-9pm with Appetizers & Music; Saturday: 1pm-3pm

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Historic Third Ward Participants

Cassy Tully-Fine Art

159 N. Jackson Street, Suite 104


Signed copies of Angel Thoughts: Inspiration Peace by Peace, Cassy’s newest book with Elise Cantrell, will be available, along with her original paintings, prints, and gifts. Meet her artist-in-residence, Mike McArdle, whose art advocates for the Wisconsin Ice Age Trail Alliance. Open Gallery Night and by appointment.

Friday: 5pm-9pm

Chrysalis Boutique

207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 604


Sculpted by Nature

Explore from around the globe fine minerals and gemstones, with astounding colors and impressive natural sculptures, which are sure to please everyone. Crystal forms create decorative displays and gemstones generate dazzling effects. Knowledgeable and helpful experts will be available during the show, as well as Wednesday-Friday 12-4, and by request.

Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Elements East

191 N. Broadway


Visiting Vendors

Join Elements East for a night of libations, visiting vendors, and Asian treasures.

Friday: 5pm-9pm

Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 600


“Misplaced Math of Homes & Families” featuring works by David Najib Kasir and Alison

This exhibition brings artists Alison Ruttan and David Najib Kasir to collectively bring their sculptures and paintings to convey the turmoil of Syria in chaotic conflict. Kasir introduces the viewer to the bloodied and tired people and their shattered families, Ruttan invites you to the homes they abandoned with the ghosts of loved ones lost within the ruins.

Exhibition: January 12-March 9, 2019
Friday: 6pm-9pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm

Gallery 218

207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 218


Contemporary art gallery features works by emerging and established award-winning artists. Clay, painting, photography, printmaking, and mixed media works by Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, JoAnne O’Hare, Martha Coaty, Scott Onsager, Lew Cadkin, Carol Liesenfelder, Kim Lyon. Live jazz by Keith Watling. Light appetizers and cash bar. Take elevator to the 2nd floor. Artists present Friday and Saturday. Artists applications are reviewed every Saturday. Celebrating our 29th year in July. Open every Saturday 1-5pm.

Friday: 5pm-10pm; Saturday: 12pm-5pm

Hudson Business + Lounge

310 E Buffalo Street


Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council Member Exhibition

The WDCC presents diverse work from featured members. Artists include: John Bowers (Ceramics), Lynn Chevrier (Jewelry), Heather Eiden (Mixed Media), Jan Falk (Fiber), Tom Guell (Ceramics), Patricia Heller (Weaving), Craig Henry (Wood), Jef Raasch (Sculpture), Pam Sable (Jewelry), Carey Suneja (Bookbinding), Lana Vosk (Fiber), Leanne Wooten (Mosaics).

Friday: 6pm-9pm

Integration Healing Alivo Integral/Regus

342 N Water Street, Suite 600


Coloring Your Potential

Coloring Your Potential is a series of oil paintings on canvas enlarged from the coloring book created by Ernesto Atkinson intended as a practical art therapy directive from his local private practice, Integration Healing Alivio Integral. In collaboration with his wife, Jenny Urbanek, both artists communicate with a distinct, vibrant, and complex visual language that represents a response to the art therapy directive and their experience in the process of art making.

Friday: 5pm-8pm; Saturday: 10am-3pm

Lily Pad Gallery West

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. An artist reception and demonstration will be held Saturday from 1:00pm until 3:30pm.

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

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

273 E. Erie Street


Spectacular Vernacular

Now - March 2, 2019
Brooks Stevens Gallery
Besides being useful or beautiful, what should designed objects do? Spectacular Vernacular takes you on a journey through observation, experimentation and speculation.

I Contain Multitudes

January 18 - March 19, 2019
Frederick Layton Gallery
The paintings, drawings and other installations from nine artists of diverse heritage and artistic backgrounds invite viewers to examine how multiculturalism and navigating different social norms affects them.

Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm

OIL, a city gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street


Urban + Agrarian Landscapes

Contemporary gallery with new works created and displayed every Wednesday through Friday 3pm 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-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Portrait Society Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, 5th floor


Unlike My Image: Paintings by Steve Burnham

Contemporary painter Steve Burnham turned to the genre of portraiture several years ago while maintaining his interest in gesture and process. This new body of work bumps into art history while carrying contemporary references. With a bit of irony, the series of 20 x 16 inch mixed media paintings courts uncertainty, contingency, social critique and humor. Each painting feels like an experiment of image making with the series reading almost sequentially.

Who Built the Burning House: Drawings by LaNia Sproles

LaNia Sproles, a 2017 MIAD graduate known for her cut paper pieces, has created a new series of drawings for this show. The figures in her work seek refuge in insufficient dream lands. Notions of Eden are playfully infested by oppressive realities. Both artists seek visual pleasure amid the challenging madness of contemporary life.

Exhibition through February 3, 2019
Friday: 6pm-9pm; Saturday: 11am-5pm

The Renaissance Gallery

309 N. Water Street, Lobby Level


John L. Doyle: Prints & Drawings

A curated retrospective exhibition of original lithographs and drawings by nationally recognized artist, John L. Doyle will be showcased at The Renaissance Gallery. For over a decade, Doyle and his printer - collaborator worked to create a series of prints based upon the historical themes of humankind: medicine, religion, warriors, builders, counselors, merchants. Some rare original study drawings will be shown along with ceramic tiles and the lithographs.

Friday: 5pm-8 pm; Saturday: 1pm-3pm, Artists Reception

Royal Enfield

226 N Water Street


Royal Enfield motorcycles have invoked passion to inspire art and design since 1901. Come and see local artists and designers display their passion for Moto art and design. We’ll also have live art, as well as give people a chance to participate in a bit of tank design and painting. And of course, lots of cool motorcycles to inspire everyone, riders and non-riders alike.

Friday 10am-8pm; Saturday 10am-5pm

Tory Folliard Gallery

233 N. Milwaukee Street



Craig Blietz’s impressive new work, Herd, combines beautifully rendered cows with abstract images of agricultural icons of barns, corn stalks, and tractors, resulting in boldly patterned compositions of shapes and colors. The artist’s monumental paintings display recognizable Wisconsin scenes, giving each work a distinct sense of place. A Gallery Talk will be held at 1:30 pm on February 9th with Craig Blietz, and Graeme Reid, the Director of Collections and Exhibitions from the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

Exhibition January 18 – February 2, 2019
Friday 5pm-9pm; Saturday 11am-4pm

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Walker's Point\South Participants

The Alice Wilds

900 S. 5th Street, Suite 102


Daniel McCullough: Renditions and Remediations

Daniel McCullough’s work investigates the atmosphere of place through chance-based approaches to photography. Using physical manipulations within the unseen space behind the camera’s lens McCullough suspends our expected experience of the photographic to explore possible meanings that exist in the unseeable space between subjects and photographs.

Exhibition: January 18-March 2, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 11am-5pm

The Grove Gallery

832 S. 5th Street


Breakers & Bastards by Jim Ford

“Breakers & Bastards” (2012-2018), is a collection of experiments and departures on unusual subjects by type designer and visual artist, Jim Ford. The works combine Ford’s sense of humor with layers of paint, image transfers, assemblage, collage, and typography to poke fun at modern culture. Artist reception January 12, 6pm-9pm.

Exhibit: January 12-February 28, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-5pm

Harley-Davidson Museum

400 W. Canal Street


A walk through the Harley-Davidson Museum is a walk through the history of America. With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia a visit to the H-D Museum is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Friday: 5pm-9pm

The Iron Horse Hotel

500 W. Florida Street


Natalja Yatsuka

Natalja was born in Latvia. She moved to Milwaukee 14 years ago where she lives with her daughter and biggest inspiration, Yana. Natalja has always loved art in all forms. She specializes in abstract paintings. Her passion is using art to help others and create joy. Her paintings are inspired by the array of life experiences and real emotions that real people go through. Her own life experience as a self-made woman, mother, and immigrant contribute to her own unique style.

Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday 10am-4pm

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

839 S. 5th Street


Tierra Herida/Wounded Earth: Printmaking from the Americas

Tierra Herida is a panorama of contemporary printmaking in the Americas - 41 artists from 17 countries explore the theme of mining from colonial times to the present. Opening reception January 18th 5pm-9pm. Also, body of work from Featured Member Jeff Morin will be on view.

Exhibition: January 8-March 9, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 12pm-5pm

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Around Town Participants


310 W. Wisconsin Avenue


ZIP MKE: The Photo Album of the City

ZIP MKE debuts at 310W with nearly 50 photographs chronicling the diverse faces, places, and experiences of Milwaukee. Its mission is to celebrate all 28 ZIP codes in the city, engage and connect neighborhoods, and expand social perspectives by diminishing preconceived assumptions. 

Exhibition through February 1, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm

King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio

2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive



In celebration of our tenth year anniversary and in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday we are starting this new year with artist Bashir Malik a multi-talented designer, painter and craftsman. He will exhibit various styles of folk art, his painting series titled, “Grandmother’s Stories” inspired by his grandmother’s remembrance of events during her lifetime. His works reflect themes of slave ships, free cotton, jazz music her admiration of children double-dutch jump roping, reflecting a time when children could play freely. He also shows his techniques using recyclable objects to create pictures. In addition, artist and craftsman Darron Reed will show his uniquely timeless creative wall clocks. A film presentation on how the artistic portrayal of Jim Crow symbolism influenced the attitudes and behavior of Whites and African Americans which also had an impact on the Civil Rights Movement. Our multimedia artwork called “Whale of a Story,” which speaks to our concern about our ecology water and relationships, our political views, visions, and hopes for the future is also on view. Friday’s night entertainment includes exciting live jazz by Sam Belton Jazz Experience, and songstress Nerissa. Culinary delights will be presented by Pas Da Peas Catering. The event is free and open to the public. Produced and directed by Marketa Edwards.

Friday: 5:30pm-9pm; Saturday 12pm-2pm

Mobile Design Box

753 N. 27th Street


Two Exhibits Side by Side: Fashion & Architecture

Community Artist: Iris Acevedo “Your One of a Kind” A fashion narrative about identity, healing and restoration.

UWM Architecture Studio: In Situ “Small is beautiful.” Exploring the aesthetic power of small-scale architectural interventions.

Exhibition January 18 through March 2019
Friday: 5pm-8pm; Saturday 10am-4pm

No Studios

1037 W. McKinley Avenue


No Studios Gallery Night and Day Craft Fair

Experience Milwaukee’s newest collaborative workspace and entertainment venue where artist and art lovers come together. Browse a wide selection of art and gifts from local artists. Enjoy live music and refreshments.

Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: Noon-4pm

RedLine Milwaukee

1422 Vel R. Phillips Avenue


David Schaefer - Solo Exhibition

Award-winning artist David I. Schaefer will be featured in the gallery. A Wisconsin master of color and texture, he creates densely complex surfaces. Taking inspiration from nature his pieces provoke a simple calming sense of awe and beauty.

Exhibition: January 11 - 26, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 10am-3pm


1640 N Water Street


Rhythm of the Night

Enjoy various pieces by Dave Watkins along with refreshments and light appetizers.

Friday: 5:30pm-8pm

Saint John's on the Lake

1800 N. Prospect Avenue


Peter Dahlke: Reclaimed

From a wild assortment of antiques, toys, tools, and assorted visually engaging objects, Wauwatosa artist Peter Dahlke creates mixed media assemblages that delight and engage. While modest in scale, the two dozen works on view reveal an artist whose imagination is enormously lively and provocative.

Exhibition January 17-April 16, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm, refreshments; Saturday: 10am to 5pm, refreshments.
Open and free to the public daily 10am-5pm

The Warehouse

1635 W. St. Paul Avenue



Located in the state-of-the-art 1635 Building, The Warehouse invites you to view our inaugural exhibition, Concentrations. Presenting themes from the permanent collection, works on exhibit range from monotypes to photographs to contemporary craft and feature recognized local, national, and international artists.

Exhibition through February 8, 2019
Friday: 5pm-9pm; Saturday: 10am-2pm

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