Art

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Where to find all of the Sculpture Milwaukee 2020 art pieces

Published Aug. 6, 2020

Most of our summer traditions were unfortunately cancelled this year, but thankfully one of the newest, most eye-catching and, most important of all, distancing-approved seasonal sensations is back: Sculpture Milwaukee. Here's where to find it all.

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Villard Avenue BID announces five-mural public art project

Published July 29, 2020

As the mural boom continues apace all across Milwaukee, the Villard Avenue Business Improvement District #19 today announced a new large-scale five-mural art project to be installed along Historic Villard Avenue in the former North Milwaukee.

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Everyone's invited to Fiserv Forum's "Chalk The Plaza"

Published July 16, 2020

Milwaukeeans creating chalk art to convey positive and uplifting messages is one of the silver linings of this otherwise challenging summer. Thus, Fiserv Forum hosts "Chalk The Plaza" once again this Sunday, July 19.

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Meet Sam Laturi: the last blacksmith in Ozaukee County (for now)

Published July 14, 2020

Inside an 1844 stone dairy farm building, working in a well-organized workshop with two different types of forges, a variety of tools and an anvil in the dead center of the room, is StormCloak Forge's Sam Laturi, the only blacksmith in Ozaukee County these days.

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The Highbury Pub to paint Giannis "Respect" tribute mural

Published July 2, 2020

Few have embraced the challenge of these current times like The Highbury Pub - from turning into a beer store to giving supporters "golden tickets" for enjoying soccer matches and, now, painting a mural in honor of a great local icon and his even greater mission.

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Castro turns his pencil toward unexpected Milwaukee buildings

Published June 30, 2020

Midcentury Modern Milwaukee isn't always the choice when someone decides to feature Cream City buildings in works of art. But that's where artist Patrick Castro has (mostly) cast his eye for his Make MKE series of drawings that he sells as prints on his website.

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A peek at the artwork inside the soon-to-open East Side Snack Boys

Published June 24, 2020

As Snack Boys prepares to open its new East Side location in the former Hotel Foster / Globe East, 2028 E. North Ave., next week, we got another peek at the colorful murals painted inside over the winter by local installation artist Kristina Rolander.

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6 museum shows you can visit in your underwear

Published April 24, 2020

While you can't step through the doors of any Brew City museums these days, the magic of the internet means you can experience the exhibitions on view at these institutions from the comfort of your own home.

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Artist of the day: Ryan Laessig of Milwaukee Alt.

Published March 26, 2020

Milwaukee artist, high school teacher and Makers Market coordinator Ryan Laessig is getting creative with selling his work now that all of his shows and events are cancelled.