Art In The City Plein Air MKE 2017

Public Art Sale

May 19-21
Saint John’s On The Lake

1840 N. Prospect Avenue
Purchase beautifully painted landmarks of the historic East Side and the MMM. See the winners and buy their art — A perfect gift for friends and family, and for yourself!

Art Sale Dates & Time

Fri., May 19 10am-7pm
Sat., May 20 10am-5pm
Sun., May 21 10am-3pm

May 11 to May 21

Over 65 acclaimed artists painted and competed for over $6,000 in prizes along the Milwaukee Museum Mile. Thousands visited the MMM, showcasing talented painters from around the Midwest and exposed new audiences to our museums and to all the historic East Side has to offer.

What Was New in 2017

Due to its success, we have increased the number of days and expanded the competition boundary. This year’s judges were nationally renowned artists Bill Suys and Shelby Keefe. We also added Prospect/North Avenue to our Quick Paint Competitions.

Art In The City Soirée
was a huge success.

Hundreds attended the Awards & Art Sale Soirée on May 18 at Saint John’s On The Lake. Our art sale continues May 19-21. A portion of the proceeds benefit the MMM museums.

Art Sales • Awards Ceremony • Hors d’Oeuvres • Champagne • Live Music

Live music by the Chris Hanson Band with Robin Pluer

Volunteering at Art In The City Plein Air MKE Milwaukee

65 Participating Artists In The City:

Sherri Thomas
Janet MacIver
Mary Ellen Mueller
Judith Van Gemert
Timothy Schnese
Florie Enders
Mat Barber Kennedy
Judith N. Schouten
Kyle Martin
Michael Westcott
Ellen Riley
Valerie Pawlak
Jenny Anderson
Marilyn Formella
Ardeshir Motamedi
Troy Tatlock
Constance Davis

Art in the City 2016 Winners

Main Event

First Place

Nyle Gordan
Museum Dwellers

Second Place

Kathie Wheeler
Lake Park Falls

Third Place

Derek Davis
Spring Blush

Honorable Mentions

North Point Lighthouse

Chuck Weber
Early Morn at North Point Lighthouse

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Ariana Huggett
Villa Terrace Courtyard

Charles Allis Art Museum

Wendie Thompson
The Greeter

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Sherri Thomas

Juror’s Choice

D.K. Palecek
Spring Shadows On Teal Windows

Brady Street Quick Paint Competition

First Place

Michael Olive
The Coin

Second Place

Brian Sindler
Morning, Brady Street

Third Place

Les Leffingwell

“Plein Air Milwaukee raised the bar in their inaugural event of 2016. Top notch art, the easy ability to see art created and get to know the artists and a bang up, spot on opening all created an event you don’t want to miss this year!! The art generated by plein air artists is as personal as it gets…your neighborhood, sometimes even your home, through the trained eye of an artist. What could be better than that?”

– Wendie Thompson

Group Coordinator, Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association

“Great event, fantastic sales and neat museums I would not otherwise have known about. I’ve been recommending it to others for next year!”

Artist in the City 2016

“My eyes were opened to many painting spots. Loved the friendly volunteer staff; good extra events like the North Point Lighthouse morning coffee, great logo, and wonderful sales!”

Artist in the City 2016

“It was here in Milwaukee, by the beautiful lake. It was sponsored by art museums…The exhibition gallery was great!”

Artist in the City 2016