May through August Wisconsin’s
summer art festivals offer unique art experiences at exciting outdoor venues.
Each festival becomes an imaginative blend of fine art, cuisine, and
entertainment that makes the most of the balmy seasonal weather. Choose from
this array of exceptional summer festivals for the pure pleasure of admiring
the artists or adding to an art collection.
16-17: Milwaukee International Art Fair 2008 at Polish Falcon, 801 E. Clarke St. Five local galleries
participate together with international artists.
17-18: Once Upon a Quilt at NicoletHigh School
The extraordinary quilts from the First Stage Production The Quiltmaker’s Gift will be auctioned off along with a display of
other fine art quilts.
1: Good Ole Summertime Art Fair at 56th Street and Sheridan Road in Kenosha. The 100-juried
exhibitors display only original artworks.
7: Monument Square Art Fair on the Lake at Racine
This premiere show on Racine’s
lakefront presents 120 nationally known artists.
14: Sun Prairie Taste of Arts Fair
in Kenosha at SheehanPark
on Linnerud Drive.
The 130 juried exhibitors also host a Georgia O’Keefe celebration.
20-22: Lakefront Festival of the Arts
at the MilwaukeeArt Museum. Milwaukee’s
prestigious tradition on the shores of Lake Michigan
features 172 juried exhibitors.
28-29: Ozaukee Strawberry Festival Fine
Arts Fair at the Cedarburg Cultural Center on Washington Avenue. Sixty juried
exhibitors from five surrounding states participate.
28-29: Spring Green Arts and Crafts Fair
in Downtown Spring Green along Jefferson
Street. This 39th Annual Fair features 200 juried
12: Summer Arts in the Park Fine Arts
Fair at WisconsinLutheranCollege,
88thand Bluemound Road,
features 35 juried exhibitors.
12-13: Art Fair on the Square in Madison, around Capitol Square.
This renowned festival boasts 480 juried exhibitors from around the country.
Frolics Festival of Arts at SouthShorePark
in Bay View. This fun festival offering 70 juried exhibitors includes evening
19-20: Outdoor Arts Festival in 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan. This art fair surrounding the JohnMichaelKohlerArtsCenter hosts 135 juried
26: Third Annual Milwaukee
Artist Market at the MilwaukeeArt Museum. More than 80
emerging and established artists feature work that’s supported by 14 local arts
9-10: Morning Glory Fine Art Fair at
the MarcusCenter for the Performing Arts. This
34th annual event displays 140 juried exhibitors.
16,17:Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival on the shores of Lake Geneva in their historic downtown.This art fair showcasing 80 juried artists
concludes a five-day festival.
16, 17:Oconomowoc Festival of Arts at FowlerPark,
Oconomowoc. The 34th annual edition of this Southeastern
Wisconsin favorite sponsors 120 juried exhibitors.
Art Fair, StonewoodVillage on 177th
and Capitol Drive, Brookfield. This newcomer to the art scene
features 75 juried artists from the Midwest.
a more complete listing of Wisconsin
art fairs go to artsboard.wisconsin.gov.
special note: The First Wisconsin Bank
desires photos of Southeastern Wisconsin for
their corporate office and is sponsoring a contest for college students. The
deadline for photographic entries is May 16. Go to www.cidesigninc.com/entryform
for further details.