Art In The City Plein Air MKE 2017
Art In The City Soirée was a huge success.
Hundreds attended the Soirée on May 18 at Saint John’s On The Lake. A portion of the proceeds benefit the MMM museums.
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.
66 Participating Artists In The City:
Art in the City 2017 Winners
Brady Street Quick Paint Competition
Prospect and North Avenues Quick Paint Competition
“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
“Great event, fantastic sales and neat museums I would not otherwise have known about. I’ve been recommending it to others for next year!”
“It was here in Milwaukee, by the beautiful lake. It was sponsored by art museums…The exhibition gallery was great!”