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The Milwaukee Art Museum hosts its annual world-class art festival on the lakefront. (PHOTO: Lakefront Festival of Art)

Lakefront Festival of Art: June 15-17

At the Lakefront Festival of Art, you'll find three full days of food and drink, music and entertainment, activities for children and adults and, of course, world-class art.

The fundraising event is annually dubbed one of the top art festivals in the country, featuring one-of-a-kind handmade works for sale by more than 175 artists, including jewelry, paintings, sculpture, home decor, photography, ceramics, wood and more.

There are expanded food offerings from local restaurants, as well as wine at the Wine Garden Terrace and South Fountain, and microbrews in the Blue Moon Beer Garden.

Where: Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

Hours: Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m; Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission & Parking: Tickets bought in advance online or at participating Milwaukee-area businesses are $10. Otherwise adults pay $19 at the gate, seniors and students are $17 at the gate, museum members pay $10 and a three-day pass is $25 at the gate. The event is free for kids age 12 and under, veterans, active military and Wisconsin K-12 teachers with ID.

Festival parking is available for $10 at some Summerfest lots. A complimentary shuttle will run between the lots and festival gate about every 10 minutes.

Highlights: You can receive two free Lakefront Festival of Art admission and two drink vouchers when you join or renew your Milwaukee Art Museum membership at the festival entrance gate. Don't miss the art sculptures and flowers in the Hawks Sculpture Garden. Allow the kids to play in the PNC Children's Experience, with dozens of hands-on art projects, live performances, and the Kohl's Color Wheels.

Special Events Schedule:
10 a.m.-noon – VIP Member First Look
5 to 10 p.m. – MAM After Dark

For more information: lfoa.mam.org.


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