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Art in the City: Plein Air MKE 2016

Join us for the Inaugural Plein Air MKE 2016
Art in the City • May 7-14, 2016

Celebrating Five Years as a Museum Consortium

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In May 2016, the Milwaukee Museum Mile will celebrate five years as a consortium of five wonderful arts and cultural organizations located on Milwaukee’s historic East Side along Lake Michigan. In recognition of this milestone, the Milwaukee Museum Mile is sponsoring Plein Air MKE, a painting event located in the heart of Milwaukee’s cultural, architectural and natural landscape.

Artists will explore and paint what they see along the Milwaukee Museum Mile, from Juneau Park on the South to Lake Park on the North. The major streets for painting will be Prospect, Terrace, and Wahl Avenues, with “quick paint” opportunities on Brady Street and/or North Avenue.

The event will culminate with a reception, artwork judging, artist awards and art sale at Saint John’s On The Lake on Thursday, May 12. Proceeds will benefit the Milwaukee Museum Mile member museums.

Monday, May 9, 8:00  am

Coffee at North Point Light House for artists and public

Tuesday, May 10, 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Paint to music –Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Students from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s partnership program at Milwaukee Jewish Day School will play in the JMM atrium while artists and visitors paint using music as their muse

Thursday, May 12, 5:00 to 8:30 pm

Art in the City Soiree for members of the museums and collectors–St. John’s On The Lake

Friday, May 13, 8:00 to 10:00 am Members and Collectors only sale

10:00 am to 7:00 pm Public Sale

Saturday, May 14, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Public Sales

Sunday, May 15, Museum Mile Day  11:00 am to 4 pm.  Free admission.

Artist Registration Information available here>>

Sponsored by:

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