Much like the city its named for, the annual gathering of music makers, fashion flaunters and creative crafters known as Made in Milwaukee just gets bigger and better each year.
What started seven years ago at Stonefly Brewing Co. (then known as Onopa) as a grassroots effort to celebrate Milwaukee's artillery of artists has evolved into a well-organized, highly attended -- we're talking a crowd more than 1,000 -- event with national pull.
And because it lands on All Hallow's Eve this year, the event's got a Halloween theme and is nicknamed the "Creatures and Creators." Teaming up with 88NINE Radio Milwaukee, Made in Milwaukee brings six bands, 14 visual artists, live art projects and a fashion show to Turner Hall Ballroom Oct. 31 beginning at 6 p.m.
This year's party features two national acts -- Great Lake Swimmers and Serena Ryder -- and local bands The Championship, Kid Millions, WillPhalen and the Stereo Addicts, and Chalice In The Palace.
And don't forget it's Halloween here, folks. There's a costume contest and the stakes are high. Show up in your best Andy Warhol for a chance to win a prize package to experience the Milwaukee Art Museum's "Andy Warhol: The Last Decade exhibition."
Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door.