Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Gallery Night and Day - July 24 and 25, 2009

Information found here.

"Presented by the East Town and Historic Third Ward
associations, the 22-year-old Gallery Night and Day is the premier art event in Milwaukee for both the experienced art connoisseur and most beginning admirer. An evening of gallery hopping and art viewing begins Friday, July 24 and continues during the day on Saturday, July 25. This July, the quarterly event showcases 59 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. Admission is free to all venues during hours listed below.

Once again ArtSpin, Milwaukee’s collaborative arts marketing group, presents your chance to win free tickets to local performing arts groups. Just visit one of the prestigious MADA galleries between 5pm Friday, July 24 and 3pm Saturday, July 25 during Gallery Night and Day. Then look for the glass vase, fill out an entry form and drop it in. Winners will be pulled from each vase and tickets mailed to the lucky winners. Win tickets to Charles Allis Museum/Villa Terrace, Danceworks, Discovery World, First Stage Children’s Theater, Florentine Opera Company, In Tandem, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Ballet, Marcus Center, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Next Act Theatre, Renaissance Theatreworks, Pabst Theater, The Skylight, UWM Peck School of the Arts, or Wild Space.

Spanning Friday evening and Saturday during the day, Gallery Night and Day features free parking in the Historic Third Ward parking structures located at 212 N. Milwaukee St. and 225 E. Chicago St. Ride the Friday Gallery Night Xpress FREE! Enjoy a five-stop route which will take you from the Third Ward to East Town and back. The 20-passenger bus makes a continuous loop from 5pm to 9pm with stops approximately every 15 minutes."

For a printable map and list of galleries, click here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Art in Hayward

I took a camping trip this last weekend near the town of Hayward and found an awesome local art shop/gallery--if you're up there for some reason, make sure you check it out. Local artists sell their work and there is a huge variety of media anywhere from pottery and glass to photography and everything in between. Check their website for more info and examples of work. I took a few photos of my own on a camera phone to be sneaky (some are even through the store window), so not great photos, but you can tell the work is pretty great.

Monday, July 6, 2009

More Summer Ideas

I found a few more fun summer projects on and thought I'd share them with everyone. These bird feeders sound pretty easy to make and look really trendy.
This next idea doesn't have the greatest picture, but the idea is fun:
Build your own backyard salad bar, by Jon Traunfeld

Inspired by plans developed at the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, this easy-to-build salad table was designed to be a living-and-learning tool for schools, prisons, senior centers, and low-income neighborhoods. It’s also a fun project for a group of friends to build, plant, and harvest together. Salad days are here to stay!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Check out the new SACC calendar!

Here is the link to the calendar.

Art Venues & Galleries in Milwaukee County & WI

Posted below is a map I found on JSOnline, on Mary Louise Schumacher's blog 'Art City', of local Milwaukee galleries. You can also check out galleries in the rest of WI here.