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Plein Air MKE 2017

We are looking forward to another great plein air event.

May 11-21, 2017

Join us as over 100 acclaimed artists paint and compete for over $6,000 in prizes along MMM in Milwaukee’s historic East Side. The event will take place from Juneau Park on the south, to Lake Park on the north. The major streets for painting are Prospect, Farwell, Terrace, and Wahl Avenues. There will also be “quick paint” opportunities on Brady Street and Prospect Avenue. Signup to participate in this year’s Art In the City Plein Air MKE.

In 2016, hundreds of people attended the Art in the City Soirée for the artwork judging, artist awards and first-look art sale. This year, the event will be at the Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John’s On The Lake. Proceeds will benefit the MMM museums.

What went on May 2016

May 7-11 – Artists paint along MMM during the day

May 7 – Brady St Quick Paint Competition

May 12 – Art In The City Soirée (see video)

May 13-14 – Public art sale at Saint John’s On The Lake

“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!”

Participating Artist, Plein Air MKE 2016

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

Participating Artist, Plein Air MKE 2016

“It was here in Milwaukee, by the beautiful lake. It was sponsored by art museums — such a nice support for advertising, organizing and hospitality. The exhibition gallery is great!”

Participating Artist, Plein Air MKE 2016

A Special Thank You to Our Plein Air MKE 2016 Sponsors

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