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Updated July 18, 2019
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Gallery Night and Day, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Historic Third Ward, Downtown Milwaukee. Gallery Night and Day is the premier art event in Milwaukee for gallery hopping and art viewing and showcases 50 venues throughout downtown. 414-273-1173, 

Art and Chalk Fest, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend. Features 65-plus fine artists selling their work and 15-plus chalk artists. Activities for all ages along with live entertainment, music and food.

Waukesha Art Crawl, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 3, as well as Oct. 5, Dec. 7, downtown Waukesha, 337 W. Main St., Waukesha. About 175 artisans at 20 galleries and showplaces are featured at the seasonal event. 262-542-1522.  

Arts in August, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 10, around the Old Courthouse Museum, 320 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend. Enjoy live music while checking out local and national artists. Food, beer and wine will be for sale. 262-335-4678,

“Stuff and Nonsense,” through Aug. 15, The Almont Gallery, 342 W. Main St., Waukesha. Featuring artists Jeff Homar, Rose Lange, and Casey Sandstrom. These artists use a variety of materials and media to create unique pieces full of personality and whimsy to liven up your space and make you smile. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Plein Air, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 8 through Aug. 10, Washington County Historical Society, 320 S. 5th Ave., West Bend. Outdoor painting competition and art fair by the league of Milwaukee artists. More than 50 paintings for view and sale.  

“Ben Shahn: For the Sake of a Single Verse,” Aug. 16 through Dec. 15, Haggerty Museum of Art, 1234 W. Tory Hill St., Milwaukee.  

Photographing Urban Landscapes, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend. Hit the streets of Milwaukee with photographer Mark Brautigam. $35. 262-247-2262,  

“Among the Wonders of the Dells,” through Sept. 8, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend. More than 100 photographs from eight artists recounting the fascinating history and transformation of Wisconsin Dells. 262-334-9638,  

Retrospective of Influential Artist James Nares, through Oct. 6, Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee. Explore the artist’s films as central to his artistic practice in a highlight of his significance to contemporary art through his photographs, drawings, paintings and sculpture.

Rare Views on the Rails: A Railroad Photography Experience, through Jan. 5, National Railroad Museum, 2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay. Featuring photography by Kevin Hass, The 53-piece exhibit will feature photographs Hass shot during his travels throughout the United States and France as he visited museums, railroad buildings and landscapes. Several will also include images of the rolling stock at the National Railroad Museum.   






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