Second Annual Art in the City: Plein Air MKE outdoor painting competition is taking place Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 21 on Milwaukee’s historic East Side. 100 plein air artists from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana and elsewhere will paint along the Milwaukee Museum Mile for eleven days and compete for $6,000 in awards.
This colorful, week-long gathering of artists, art lovers and collectors will culminate with the Art in the City Soirée at Saint John’s On The Lake, when prizes will be awarded to winning artists and all paintings will be offered for sale. Art In The City Soirée is a Milwaukee Museum Mile and Jewish Museum Milwaukee member/donor event. The general public is welcome to attend and purchase art for a $10 admission. There will also be a public art sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 19 through May 21, also at Saint John’s On The Lake.
“Building off of last year’s success we are planning an expanded event that is already becoming one the community looks forward to,” says John Sterr, Executive Director of the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums. “While the Milwaukee Museum Mile is the focal point of Plein Air MKE, it is the East Side of Milwaukee that we are celebrating.”
General Admission $10 | Members Free