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Fall Gallery Night in Downtown Milwaukee is Oct. 20-21. (PHOTO: Visit Milwaukee )

Milwaukee's Gallery Night gets some Chicago love in Tribune

Gallery Night, well, Gallery Night and Day (but really, who calls it this?), is one of Milwaukee's unique, treasured events. We do events and festivals very well in this city, and should appreciate the longevity that many of them enjoy.

Today, Chicago, reminded me to appreciate Gallery Night with reporter Lori Racki's preview of next month's event.

On Chicagotribune.com she opens her feature story with this: "Wisconsin's largest city has many charms: Summerfest, a less crowded lakefront, beer. More beer. But Brew City has a seriously good art scene, too, and it knows how to show it off during Gallery Night and Day. Four weekends a year, dozens of venues throw what feels like a big, communal party celebrating the visual arts on Friday night and Saturday."

"Communal party." I love that. And, that's what Gallery Night and many of our area's events are. Gallery Night, a bit more so, though. It draws 20-year-olds, and 70-year-olds, all to greater Downtown Milwaukee and many of them seemingly come just for this event. It truly creates a great environment.

Through the years, OnMilwaukee has been a sponsor and partner of the event and it's always been a favorite of mine.

Today, it's nice to see our neighbors to the south give the event and many of its participants, includingPfister Artist in Residence Margaret Muza, artist Todd Mrozinski and others, some love.

Enjoy the full story here, and see you next month, Oct. 20-21.


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