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Parker Hair Studio

Fri: 5-9 pm
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., #422

The Art of Whitney Nettles | Whitney Nettles is a Milwaukee based multimedia graphic designer and illustrator. Her art practice goes beyond the screen and paper to vintage shops, where she curates and selects vintage clothing and leather purses to paint on and give new life to. Common subject matter in these works include food, still life and everyday objects.

Aquae Nguvu Gallery and Studio

Fri: 4-9PM | Sat: 12-5PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 130

Abstract Illusionism | Pierre Payne Abstract Illusionism is a form of painting first recognized in the early 1970s. In the modified form I have adopted, it opens vistas of imagination in color, form, line, texture and luminosity while observing a realistic sense of depth. It’s a great mixture of creativity with a structure that is related to the physical reality we experience.

Antonio Testolin | Recent sculptural work by Antonio Testolin using bronze, wood and various stones.

Augmented History Walking Tour

Historic Third Ward

Augmented History Walking Tour | Augmented History is a groundbreaking augmented reality project that breathes new life into Milwaukee’s Third Ward by restoring the lost art of historic billboards. It offers a unique blend of history and technology, allowing people to witness Milwaukee’s storied past through the lens of the present on their smartphones.

At the end of the 19th century, the Third Ward was a manufacturing powerhouse; a bustling hub of activity and industry. Today, it has transformed into the city’s vibrant arts and entertainment district. Amidst this modern evolution, the ghost signs on the sides of buildings remain as a silent testament to the area’s rich industrial heritage. These faded advertisements offer a glimpse into a bygone era, standing as historical markers that tell the stories of businesses and communities of the past.

Dubbed “Augmented History,” the project is an ambitious effort to digitally recreate these iconic ghost signs. The digitally recreated signs are now accessible through an augmented reality experience, enabling users to see these pieces of history restored to their original glory on their smartphones.

To engage with Augmented History, users can visit augmentedhistory.org for a unique walking tour. Immediately, their device becomes a window to the past, overlaying the vibrant, restored sign over today’s scenery.

BeingNau Gallery

Fri: 5-10PM; Sat: 11AM-5PM
159 N. Jackson St., Ste. 102 • 949.395.6929

Pamela’s Pond in Summer

Collected works of Brian Nau. Featuring special guest artist and photographer Kelley Curran, a horror surreal photographer based in Milwaukee and Nashville.

Brisa Do Mar

Fri-Sat: 10AM-11PM
509 E. Erie St.

M Mack Photo and Ky Middlebrooks | Meghan Mack, owner of M Mack Photo, is a Milwaukee-based photographer that specializes in automotive, aviation, portrait, landscape and architectural photography. As a passionate photographer, Meghan strives to capture the awe-inspiring beauty of landscapes and the captivating allure of architecture. Ky Middlebrooks, a Milwaukee-based illustrator and visual media designer, creates narrative illustrations that explore the complexities of the human experience. The work is described as digital portraiture paintings.

Carolyn Wonders Art Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 1-4PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., #508

The Bold Art of Carolyn Wonders | Check out the bold color abstract pantings of Carolyn Wonders.

Clare Jorgensen Studio

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 11AM-4PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., #312 

Natural Instincts | Artwork celebrating nature as healer and teacher. Prints and small paintings and drawings.

Gallery 218

Fri: 5-10PM, Sat: 12-5PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E Buffalo St., Suite 218

34 in 2024 | Join Gallery 218 in celebrating its 34th anniversary! Live jazz Friday night by String Theory, appetizers and cash bar. Meet the artists: Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, Marie Mellott, Karen Goetzinger, Tom Friese, Jane Hostetler, William Weidner and Guntis Lauzums. Painting, pastels, photography and printmaking in the Marshall Building. 

Holly Harris Studios

Fri: 5:30-9PM, Sat: 11AM-3PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 500

Open Studio | Visit the working studio of artist Holly Harris, painter and portrait artist.


Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 12-4PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., #209 

Impenduum | Impenduum is a multi-platform design exhibit.

Integration Healing Alivo Integral

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 11AM-2PM (Artist Talk 1PM)
316 N. Milwaukee St., #325 

SIMPLICITY | “SIMPLICITY” marks the solo debut exhibition of Milwaukee artist Neto Atkinson. An adventure into the depths of Neto’s creative alchemy. Neto is an artist of many languages with narratives that transcend the boundaries of conventional expression. Within this exhibition, viewers are invited to witness the seamless dance of simplicity, as Neto orchestrates a symphony of visual poetry. Artist Talk: Saturday, July 20, at 1pm.

Julius Brown

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 1-4PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., #402

Open Studio | For this gallery weekend, Julius Brown experiments with a new shape — THE OVAL. An unlikely format for video, ovals please the viewer’s eye by embodying the inherent harmony and balance of the universe.

Kim Storage Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 11AM-4PM (Artist Talk 1:30PM)
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., #404

Memorable Ordinary | The Kim Storage Gallery is thrilled to present “Memorable Ordinary,” an exhibition by Wisconsin-based mixed media artist Megan Woodard Johnson, July 19-Aug. 31. Johnson’s art delves into the rich landscape of everyday experiences, layering vintage paper ephemera, paint, and found objects to evoke nostalgia and shared histories. Her works, such as “New Box of Crayons” and “Walks to School,” capture the beauty of seemingly mundane moments that resonate universally. Opening reception: July 19, 5-9 p.m.; Artist talk July 20, 1:30 p.m. Join us to explore the intricate and colorful narratives Johnson weaves into her compelling mixed media pieces.

Lela Boutique

Fri: 4-8PM
321 N. Broadway

The Year of the Robot | Take a glimpse into the future! The Year of the Robot is a new collection of pop art with cybernetic elements by Michael Weiss. This show will also feature the original painted pages from his upcoming graphic novel.

Lily Pad | West

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 11AM-4PM
215 N. Broadway

Forward | Wisconsin’s state motto is the simple and positive word “FORWARD.” Since Lily Pad | West opened eight years ago, we have moved forward with local, nationally and internationally known artists who create world-class art. Lily Pad | West is pleased to present our third annual exhibition of Wisconsin artists including Marc Anderson, Steve Gerhartz, Robert M. Girsh, Michael Guinane, Shelby Keefe, Bruce Niemi, Antwan Ramar, Ken Schneider, John Waite and Diane Washa. We are mourning the recent passing of Allison B. Cooke and will include her work in the show and hold her husband, Robert M. Girsh, in our hearts.

Manger/Duback Studio/Gallery

Fri: 5-9 pm, Sat: 10 am-4 pm
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., #301
sallyduback.com & barbmanger.com

Special Exhibition Featuring Whirligigs by Frank Murn | 95-yr-old retired municipal judge Frank Murn will display his hand-carved, automated whirligigs along with the work of artists Barbara Manger and Sally Duback. His carvings are quite elaborate and we promise a display not to be missed! Plus, Frank is a totally charming and interesting guy.


Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 11AM-6PM
191 N. Broadway

Unknown and Unforgettable: The Midwest Cowboy | MARN is pleased to present a dynamic evening of engagement with Milwaukee artists! We invite the community to experience our current exhibition with Midwest Cowboy, which tells the story of the established streetwear brand through the screens, clothing and ephemera that have been produced over the past five years. There will be special attention to artifacts produced at their recent LIVE screenprinting event at the HUB. Guests may enjoy food and drink specials, featuring Flourchild Pizza and our guest beverage vendor, MobCraft!

Material Studios + Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 11AM-4PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., #600

2024 Summer Gallery Weekend Show | Material Affiliates exhibit their latest works. Our studio space is filled with a diverse mix of artists, with many different mediums. Painting, ceramics, drawing, mixed media and sculpture. Schedule a visit or view our work online. Thank you for supporting our local arts economy and artists!

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

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

Lois Ehlert: A Creative Life | Wisconsin artist and designer Lois Ehlert is well known for her illustration work and, in some cases, authorship of 60 primarily children’s books. These include “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” “Growing Vegetable Soup” and “Planting a Rainbow.” This comprehensive exhibit features artwork from many of these books, plus other creative projects from posters, wall hangings and even her own Christmas cards. Additionally, the exhibition delves into the processes behind this vast life-long creative output. This exhibition at MIAD is the first to examine the depth and diversity of her many-decades-long career.

Don’t Call Me Junior! | Showcasing works across all MIAD majors from the junior year, Don’t Call Me Junior! focuses on the talent and vision of a new generation of emerging artists and designers. The exhibition reflects how the third year curriculum prepares students for careers in their respective fields. The featured work covers projects from courses in all of MIAD’s BFA majors and includes collaborations with community partners.


Oil: A City Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 11AM-4PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., First Floor

A Celebration of the Wisconsin Barn (and more) | A new series of rural scenes from resident artist Richard Patt, debut work from exhibit artist Charlie Irmiger and heirloom originals by founding artist Hal Koenig.

Pamela Anderson Studio + Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 11AM-4PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., #210 

Untamed Natural Beauty: Abstract Florals | Explore Anderson’s newest works for her series, “Untamed Natural Beauty: Abstract Florals,” and immerse yourself in a rich and dense array of flowers and botanical elements depicted in a loose, expressive style. The vibrant use of color and dynamic composition, along with overlapping translucent layers, brings depth and movement to the art, evoking lively visions of untamed nature. Pamela’s 3D sculptures offer a compelling addition to the show. Imbued with the same vibrant energy and attention to detail as her paintings, these sculptures invite viewers to experience her artistic vision from a fresh, multi-dimensional perspective.

Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 11AM-5PM
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St.,#526
About Place: Pat Hidson & Elaine Scheer | The two artists in Portrait Society’s new exhibition take different approaches to a similar goal — to incorporate the present, the past, and the physicality of places in their work. Both could be described as diaristic as they weave the personal contours of their worlds, the small things that matter, into records of existence.
Pat Hidson first makes sketches of rooms, buildings, or the natural environment from which she then extracts shapes and gestures. Her works on paper are more representational while the oil paintings on canvas are schematic, losing their references to activated fields of color and energy.
Elaine Scheer, a Madison based painter, considers herself a storyteller. In her cycle of small-scale watercolor paintings, she mines childhood memories with surprising detail and clarity which together become a visual biography or serialized tale of places, people, and familial interactions.

Renaissance Building

Fri: 5-9PM
309 N. Water St.

The Art of Grand Avenue Club | Visit the stunning Renaissance Building and view the works of artists from the Grand Avenue Club, which offers a unique approach to supporting adults experiencing mental illness.

Skylight Music Theatre

Friday 5-8PM
158 N. Broadway

Skylight Music Theatre: Milwaukee’s Home for Music Theatre | See what’s new and upcoming at Skylight! Stop by for cabaret performances, tours and more!

TerraSol Dispensary

Fri: 11 am-10 pm
240 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 101

Variety of Artists | We have the pleasure of hosting our very first Gallery Night, showcasing local artists from diverse backgrounds, mediums and experience.

The Journeyman Hotel

Fri: 4-9PM, Sat: 10AM-4PM
310 E. Chicago St.

Elvia Savage | Milwaukee artist Elvia Savage paints in an exuberant style reflecting her Mexican heritage and joy of life. Bright colors, abstract and floral themes light up the canvas.

Tory Folliard Gallery

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

Summer in Wisconsin | Summer in Wisconsin highlights the extraordinary talent in Wisconsin art, featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography by the state’s best-known contemporary artists. It is the Gallery’s largest and most diverse exhibition of the year! Exhibiting artists include: Roger Bechtold, Mary Bero, Craig Blietz, TD Brenner, Derrick Buisch, Jessica Calderwood, Marion Coffey, Laura Dronzek, Peter Gehrig, Ben Grant, Kathy Hofmann, Claire Kellesvig, Flora Langlois, Caitlin Lempia-Bradford, Cathy Martin, Bethann Moran Handzlik, Mark Mulhern, Charles Munch, Dennis Nechvatal, William Nichols, Russell Panczenko, Guzzo Pinc, Jeremy Popelka, Bill Reid, Jeffrey Ripple, Jason Rohlf, Jan Serr, George Shipperley, T.L. Solien, Fred Stonehouse, Paula Swaydan-Grebel, Richard Taylor, Stephanie Trenchard, Tom Uttech, John Wilde, Mary Alice Wimmer and James Winn.

Wicked Alley

Fri: 5 – 8PM, Sat: 11AM-6PM
317 N. Broadway (lower level)

One Year Anniversary Party | Come celebrate our first year open during Gallery Night! Featuring art and music by LUXI, a community art project, unique gifts and clothing.

Wizard Works Brewing Company

Fri: 5-9PM
231 E. Buffalo St. (lower level)

Feral Art | Local Illustrator/Graphic Designer Amy Marczewski of “Feral Child” doesn’t take her art too seriously. Because we’re all asking “what the @#$% is going on in this world anyway?!” she felt we all needed a little levity. In response, Amy has created affordable art that speaks to like-minded feral folk that can appreciate silliness with a touch of snark.

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