Artist of the day: Malachi Schmidt

Published May 5, 2020

Malachi Schmidt is an 18-year-old savant artist. HIs one-of-a-kind style of drawing and painting is abstract and yet captures the essence of his subjects, which range from commissioned pet portraits to influential people in history.


Artist of the day: Nina Trepanier-Schmidt from Nina's Palette

Published April 29, 2020

Nina Trepanier-Schmidt is a Fond du Lac-based painter who operates a small business, Nina's Palette. Her paintings have been in many shows and galleries around the country. Some are for sale online and she also takes commission work.


Artist of the Day: Lana Salameh

Published April 8, 2020

Lana Salameh's colorful paintings are inspired by memories, humans, dreams, an anxious mind, patterns and light. They are for sale on Etsy.


Jesus painting stolen from Maria's Pizza

Published Aug. 24, 2018

Someone stole a painting from Maria's Pizza, 5025 W. Forest Home Ave., and the family desperately wants it back. OnMilwaukee is offering a reward for its return.


Brady Street Spring Art Walk: June 2

Published May 31, 2018

Shop amazing sidewalk sales and a local art market while more than 30 merchants host live artists showing off everything from painting and sketching to chalk drawing, pottery, puppy printing and even blacksmithing at Brady Street's Spring Art Walk.


Desmond Mason paints mural at local youth organization, talks art and Bucks

Published July 21, 2017

On Friday, former Bucks player-turned professional artist Desmond Mason teamed with the Running Rebels and local Milwaukee artists to help create pieces of art at the local community youth organization's news facility. Afterward, Mason talked about the project, his art and the current Bucks.


Pet painter captures personalities of animals, owners

Published May 11, 2017

Milwaukee artist Ava Herrider is an animal lover, but it took her a few career changes to settle upon pet portraiture as her full-time job. Last year, she decided to do what moves her: "paint things people love," as she says. In other words, their pets.


Art in the City: Plein Air MKE outdoor painting competition begins Thursday

Published May 9, 2017

The second annual Art in the City: Plein Air MKE outdoor painting competition will take place May 11-21 along the Milwaukee Museum Mile. The event showcases talented Midwest artists and exposes new audiences to the history, architecture, culture and art that define the East Side.


Talented teen makes peace with autism through art

Published July 11, 2015

People create art for many different reasons including out of desire, with the intention to heal, for the sake of entertainment or out of sheer compulsion. Malachi Schmidt, a 13-year-old who has drawn since he was about 5, has his own reasons. Schmidt says painting and drawing make him feel "normal," good and like everyone else.


Var mixes art, music, comedy, community and cocktails

Published Jan. 4, 2015

Last month, Var Gallery and Studios opened at 643 S. 2nd St. in a former aluminum foundry that had been empty for a couple of years. The gallery, artists' collective and bar showcases art shows, acoustic live music, comedy performances, workshops, open figure drawing, talk sessions, social gatherings and more.


New Oak Creek studio aims to create happy, healthy, art-obsessed kids

Published June 11, 2014

Cheryl Huffman's experience and education as a child studying the arts not only helped give her a career in dance, but also gave her a love for the arts that's stayed strong over the years. And now, in a time when many schools are having to shrink their arts offerings, Huffman would like to help pass on that experience to a new generation of kids with the Indigo Creative Arts Studio, a new arts establishment opening this month.