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Updated January 23, 2020
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Gallery Night MKE, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Lily Pad Gallery West, 215 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. This free, two-day art event offers the opportunity to buy original art, dine in outstanding restaurants and shop in unique boutiques. 414-509-5756,  

Art and Artisans Studio Creations Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Waukesha Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. It’s time for the artists to clear out their studios with great discounts. 608-712-3440,  

2020 Wisconsin Artists Biennial: Opening Party, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend. Arrive early to hear from jurors Amy Baur, Brian Boldon and Tylonn J. Sawyer as they discuss their process of selecting work for the Biennial. Meet the artists and explore their work, make art in the studio and see what’s trending in Wisconsin. 262-334-9638,

Exhibits “Jeffrey Clancey: Measured Misalignments” and “Ariana Huggett: House Tableau,” through Sunday, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee. Clancey, a UW-Madison professor of art in metalsmithing and jewelry, idiosyncratically examines the Village Terrace Museum. Huggett, artist in residence at Villa Terrace, concludes her residency with a composed look at the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace museums.

Mount Mary University Art Therapy Programming Series, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4, March 3, and April 7, Haggerty Museum of Art, 1234 W. Tory Hill St., Milwaukee. 414-288-7290,

Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking, through Feb. 9, Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Museum Drive, Milwaukee. Featuring about 100 edition prints, many from the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Landfall Press Archive, that are the result of collaboration and experimentation at Landfall. Stories from the workshop are brought to life through photographs, videos, and documents, and a lithography press and printing materials showcase the hand-printing process that the workshop sustains and advances.  

“Lynn Rix Embracing Winter En Plein Air,” through Feb. 14, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center For The Arts, 3270 Mitchell Park Drive, Brookfield. The landscape of Wisconsin offers a vast array of inspiration from lush forests to lakeside charm, however its winters are harsh and long. It is this bleak winter where painter Lynn Rix finds austere yet magical inspiration. Rix is an outdoor painter, following in the long tradition of en plein air artists. Rather than use sketches in her studio, Rix paints from life out of doors. 262-781-9520,

Valentine’s Day Dinner, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 14, Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Museum Drive, Milwaukee. Treat your Valentine to a memorable evening at the museum, with dinner and a walk among the paintings in the Modern Vision exhibition. $150 per couple. 414-224-3284,

“Portrait of Milwaukee” exhibit, through March 1, Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee. The exhibition shows slices of life, from civil rights marches to motorcycle manufacturing, from the era in which Milwaukee came of age as a city. It includes perspectives from photojournalists, commercial photographers and artists, most of whom were living in Milwaukee at the time.  

Ploch Art Gallery Call for Artists, March 2, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 3270 Mitchell Park Drive, Brookfield. Wisconsin artists with an invitation to submit proposals for solo and collaborative exhibitions for the 2020-2021 season of the Ploch Art Gallery. For more info on proposal and requirements, visit

“The Nature of Wisconsin” exhibit, through March 20, The Warehouse, 1635 W. St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee. The Warehouse hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Opening reception will be held 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 17. 414-252-0677,

Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Saturday through March 29, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend. Every two years the Museum of Wisconsin Art showcases the most compelling, engaging, inventive, and unique art from a state rich in creative capital. The 2020 Wisconsin Artists Biennial is open to all contemporary artists from throughout the state, representing a wide spectrum of media and creative perspectives. 262-334-9638,

“Rosalie Waranius Vass | Light Layers: Watercolors,” through April 8, Saint John’s On The Lake, 1840 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Over six decades of creative activity, Vass has developed a unique watercolor technique that involves adding layer upon layer of the delicate, translucent paint to create a vibrant surface that shimmers with color. The richly detailed compositions evoke a longing for close-knit communities of yesteryear with a beguiling simplicity of style that updates American folk art traditions. 262-334-9638,

Toward the Texture of Knowing Exhibit,  through May 24, Haggerty Museum of Art, 1234 W. Tory Hill St., Milwaukee. Artists included in this exhibition have engaged in slow and intentional examination of everyday points of contact - encounters with people, with emotion, with time, and with the world - as sites of curiosity and impact. 414-288-7290,  






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