Historic Third Ward
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Hillary Counseling

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 11-3PM
316 N. Milwaukee Street, #401 | 414.522.7512

It’s Only Rock & Roll

Tonya Cameron started painting faces in the fashion industry over three decades ago. She has worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami, New York City and now lives in the Midwest. In 2020, the world shut down and so Tonya picked up a different kind of brush and paint and looked to her first love for inspiration, rock & roll. A lifelong fan of rock and the people that make it, her first painting was Stevie Nicks and it took off from there. Now with over 55 musicians under her belt, she is the featured artist at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Aquae Nguvu Gallery and Studio

Fri: 4-9PM | Sat: 12-5PM
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 130 | 414.943.0039

Being Here

Show of recent work by photographer Kristine Hinrichs. This show has four parts: work printed on silk panel, work on paper, woven images and quilted silk images.

BeingNau Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 10AM-4PM
159 N. Jackson St., Ste. 102 • 949.395.6929

Two Years Later

Collection of works of Brian Nau. Live drawing demonstrations and snacks.

Brian Breider Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 12-2PM
207 E. Buffalo St., #524 | 414-847-3200


Working in the macro realm, I explore the interactions between pigments, liquids and other compounds to take a painterly approach to photography. The photograph is the result of a moment in time from these spontaneous experiments.

Explorium Brewpub Third Ward

Fri: 11AM-10PM | Sat: 11AM-10PM
143 W. St. Paul Avenue | 414.423.1365

Sentimental Wisconsin

Come grab a bite to eat and a handcrafted beer or cocktail while strolling through our pub and taking in the meaningful, graphic imagery of local mixed media artist Jenny Kyle Smith. In addition to the beauty of Jenny’s work, you will be sure to appreciate our space as a historic work of art. When you come, be sure to look up and see the airplane wing and barrel chandelier, too. Plus, live music Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 2 pm!

Gallery 218

Fri: 5-10PM, Sat: 12-5PM
207 E Buffalo Street, Suite 218 | 414.326.0264

Fall Showcase

Celebrating our 33rd Fall Showcase, featuring Gallery 218 artists Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, Carole Glass, Marie Mellott, Jan Jahnke, Ellen Raines and Karen Goetzinger. Painting, photography, pastels, digital art and printmaking. Friday hot gypsy jazz by LuLu Quintet: guitar, mandolin, accordion, clarinet and bass. Appetizers and cash bar.

Holly Harris Studios

Fri: 5:30-9PM, Sat: 12-3PM
207 E Buffalo St, Suite 500 | 305.778.9380

Original Art Works by Holly Harris

Holly will be in the studio introducing new pieces and to discuss techniques and the meaning behind her work.

Integration Healing | Alivo Integral

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 11AM-2PM
316 N. Milwaukee St., #325 • 312.720.1615

Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces is the solo debut exhibition of Milwaukee outsider artist Bob Kelpine. Bob is a multimedia artist who expresses his lived experience through his artwork. Bits and Pieces is a glimpse into Bob’s mental health journey, which he communicates through visual responses to his emotional experiences.

Italian Community Center

Fri: 5-9 pm | Sat: 10 am-2 pm
631 E. Chicago St. | 414.223.2180

An Evening with Laura Easey-Jones, Arthur Cola and Michelangelo

Laura Easey-Jones is a local artist whose work can be seen around Milwaukee. Laura was honored to paint four images from the Sistine Chapel for the ICC in 2005. And now the ICC shares those paintings with you. In addition, local author Arthur Cola — who writes fiction and non-fiction set in Italy and has written several works about Michelangelo — will share his knowledge about the man and artist alongside Laura.

Lela Boutique

Fri: 5-8 pm, Sat: 10 am-6 pm
321 N. Broadway  | 414.727.4855

Edessa School of Fashion Presentation

Hot off the Lela fashion show runway, view the unique looks created by the Milwaukee-based Edessa School of Fashion students and staff. Live models on Friday night.

Lily Pad | West

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 10AM-6PM
215 N. Broadway | 414.509.5756


Impressions features a few of the continent’s most highly regarded contemporary impressionist painters, Samir Sammoun and John C. Traynor. Like the many Impressionist painters that came before them, both artists work with loose, expressive brushstrokes and focus on the effects of light. A colorist by nature, Sammoun uses a rich palette to create Mediterranean landscapes. His rhythmic gestures and delicate touches make the viewer feel as if they are experiencing the painting. Traynor is a skillful painter of every genre often depicting life around him whether it is nature, a still life, or the people. These everyday scenes allow Traynor to connect with the viewer sparking a memory from their past or a moment in their life.


Fri: 6-10PM, Sat: 10AM-4PM
191 N. Broadway | 414.485.0033

¡Chicano Power!

During your visit to MARN on Friday night, celebrate the closing reception of the current exhibition, ‘Chicano Power,’ a juried exhibition from LA REVO BOOKS. Visitors are welcome to shop the 2023 Fall Collection in the MARKETPLACE — including curated Latine and BIPOC literature! From our Cafe, you can enjoy a glass of wine, signature cocktail or coffee blend by Esperanza Coffee Collective. Please also join us all day Saturday for the last day of the exhibition!

Material Studios + Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 10AM-4PM
207 E. Buffalo Street, #600 | 414.559.1063

6900+ Square Feet of Art

A space for artists to create, produce and develop their entrepreneurial practice. We offer the community an intimate look into the process of creating and the opportunity to develop a relationship with the artists, along with contributing to their success. Material also houses arts organizations that fuel the health and well-being of the local economy. We invite you to meet our artists in the collective, and work directly with creativity to add to or start an art collection through direct purchase.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 10AM-5PM
273 E. Erie Street | 414.847.3200

Predecessor: Works from the Layton School of Art

Predecessor: Works from the Layton School of Art brings awareness to MIAD’s history and the history of art and design in Wisconsin. It will highlight never exhibited works from the Layton School of Art and tell the story of its forward-thinking founders, Charlotte Partridge and Miriam Frink. The Layton School of Art Collection is held at, and owned by, MIAD and is an invaluable resource of archival materials, drawings, paintings & diverse forms of design work.

Here & Now: Work from MIAD Faculty

Here & Now emphasizes the continuous engagement of MIAD faculty as artists/designers/writers/scholars maintaining active practices along with teaching.

Oil, A City Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 11AM-4PM
207 E Buffalo Street, First Floor | 414.426.8353

Fall Salon

We continue our popular salon show with a refreshed floor-to-ceiling display of more than 150 paintings in oil and acrylic. Works are tagged at collector-friendly prices and offers are welcome.

Pamela Anderson Studio + Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 10AM-4PM
207 E. Buffalo St., #210 • 414.559.1063

New Works – Gallery Night + Day

Abstract artist Pamela Anderson invites you to her studio space to view her latest works. Renowned for her bold and vibrant use of color, she creates stunning paintings and sculptures that tantalize the senses with their use of form, shape and color.

Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 12-5PM
207 E Buffalo Street,#526 | 414-870-9930

Tom Antell: Empire

Native culture, both past and present, is the subject of Tom Antell’s work. His cast of hapless characters engage in colorful panoramas of colonization. Antell, an Ojibwe artist, earned his BFA at the California College of Arts (CalArts), followed by an MA from UW-Superior. He has lived on the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation near Hayward, Wis., since 2001. This is his first solo exhibition at a commercial gallery.

Sadler Gallery

Fri: 5-9 pm | Sat: 11 am-3 pm
207 E. Buffalo Street, #200 | 414.870.1453

Frank Kozik American Graphic Artist

Flashback to the ’90s at Sadler Gallery with the satirical, low-brow, politically incorrect, violent, rock & roll artwork of Frank Kozik. Best remembered as a graphic artist, Kozik (1962-2023) is known for creating eye-grabbing poster art for alternative rock bands, as well as his colorful “Smorkin’ Labbit” toy designs. Sadler Gallery will be exhibiting vintage fine art prints and memorabilia that highlight the “Smorkin Labbit” and Kozik’s flair for promoting live events for musical acts such as The Verve, Nirvana and Soundgarden. Limited-edition signed and numbered prints available. Also featuring exciting new pop-art paintings by Milwaukee Artist Eric Oates.

The Starling

Sat: 11 am-3 pm
102 N. Water St. | thestarlingmke.com

The Starling: Exhibition of Local Artist

Exhibition of 5-8 local artists and makers of Milwaukee across a variety of media. Gallery Day will have all artists and makers in attendance showcasing their art for sale. Cash bar with craft cocktails by the bartenders of The Starling, complimentary welcome mimosas offered 11AM-Noon, and to-go charcuterie boxes will be available for purchase during the event. Join us at The Starling, an event venue located on the Riverwalk in the Historic Third Ward – awarded Wisconsin Bride’s Best New Venue of 2023. Featured Artists: Allie Fritsch – Stained glass; Brian Lerch – Acrylic paint, mixed media; Stacey Stewartson – Mosaic, jewelry; Chandler Hougan – prints, stickers, stationery supplies, comics; & Hanna Milos – visual artist, graphic designer.

Tory Folliard Gallery

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 11AM-4PM
233 N Milwaukee Street |  414.273.7311

Under the Sun

Mark Mulhern’s figurative paintings, monotypes and drawings are immersive displays of the human experience. Each work encourages the viewer to enter a realm of the real and imagined, where Mulhern’s gestural characters engage in mundane acts of walking in parks and talking amongst friends, to more sumptuous moments of attending lavish parties and strolling through Parisian flea markets.

Urbaine Oasis Spa

Fri: 4-7 pm, Sat: 9 am-3 pm
231 E. Buffalo St., #506 | 414.526.1113

Group Show

Urbaine Oasis Spa’s first Gallery Night show will feature three artists: Sydney Romero and Whitney Salgado. Visitors can expect vibrant murals and Latin-based art; illustrations; mixed media; watercolor and more.

Vino Third Ward

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 12-4PM
219 E. Erie St | 414.277.8466

Color + Composition

Multidisciplinary artist Stacey M. Stewartson creates jewelry and two-dimensional art with a heavy focus on utilizing salvaged or scrap leather. Her jewelry is minimal but not subtle and features well-proportioned shapes that complement each wearer’s individual style. Stacey’s artwork celebrates color and explores the multitude of ways it can be arranged when each composition is created exclusively from 1/2-inch, hand-cut leather triangles.  

Wicked Alley

Fri. 5 – 9PM, Sat. 11AM-6PM
317 N. Broadway (lower level)

An Extraterrestrial Adventure!

Join us at Wicked Alley during Gallery Night for an Extraterrestrial Adventure! Showcasing artwork, vintage and secondhand clothing, gifts, jewelry and more. Art installation by Alexandre Maxine aka LUXI; DJ Set by The LOL on Friday night.

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