Made In Milwaukee is proud to bring you the 2015 season of Bay View Gallery Night. A celebration of local art, music, business and community.

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Join us for the next installment of Bay View Gallery Night on Friday Sept 25th! Celebrate local art, music and local business on one amazing evening in Bay View. Over 45 locations and over 200 artists! Free and family friendly. (press release)

1 Colectivo Coffee - 2301 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Join over 40 art, craft and design vendors in the parking lot of Colectivo for the Maker Market!

Event Contains: Art & Craft Fair, DJs

2 Tonic Tavern - 2335 South Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 12am

See amazing 2 and 3 dimensional textile based collage works by local artist John Kowalczyk. His signature geometric style made of pieced together patterned scraps are like looking through a kaleidoscope. 8p to midnight musical performances by Mumble Mouth, D’amato, and The Young Revelators!!! Free show!

Event Contains: Collage, Live Music

3 Cafe LuLu - 2265 S Howell Ave

5pm - 10pm

See artwork by award winning contemporary artist Rochelle Weiner! She recently returned to Milwaukee, her hometown, after working and residing for 20 years in Chicago. She is now showing her abstract series, “Strata+Sphere”, at Cafe Lulu in Bay View.

Event Contains: Abstract Paintings

4 Food Truck Friday @ Morgan Park - Kinnickinnic Ave. and Holt

5pm - 8pm

Enjoy this family friendly event, grab a bite and picnic with the neighbors.

Food by : Gouda Girls, Eats & Treats, Meat on the Street, Denson’s Catering, Fresh Farm Bowls, Jamaican Kitchen & Grill, Oscar’s on a Roll, Chileango Express, Press., Mr. Dye’s Pies, That Salsa Lady, Wok in the Park, Flying Cow Pizza

Music: BEMBEMKE featuring Julio Pabon/Cory Coleman/Cecilio Negron Jr members of De La Buena and King Solomon

Event Contains: Food Trucks, Live Music

5 8branches Chinese Medicine - 3401 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 8pm

The art of healing: a sensory experience. Learn about Chinese medicine as you smell our new element inspired blends. – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water – Special thanks to Beehive Alchemy for these local products made with love.

Event Contains: Mixed Media, Honey

6 Tamarind Studio - 4202 S Howell Ave

5pm - 9pm

New local business! dance and fitness studio. Class info and demonstrations/short performances by Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance.
Paintings by Jeanette Ward, Photography by Anna Grosch, Prints by Juliet Jaeger

Event Contains: Paint, Photography, Prints

7 Blackbird Bar - 3007 S Kinnickinnic Ave

7pm - 11pm

Featured Artist: Anthony Weber

DJ Set by Heavy Hand 9pm-close

Event Contains: Art, Music

8 Frank’s Power Plant - 2800 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm, 10pm - 2am

Frank’s Power Plant is proud to host a special Bay View Gallery Night benefit for Milwaukee’s Habitat for Humanity. Area artists have transformed found doll houses into unique works of art which will be auctioned off via a silent auction taking place throughout the evening. Representatives from Milwaukee’s Habitat for Humanity will be on hand to speak about their work in our community and ways that the public may get involved. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and ReStores depend on partnerships to fulfill their vision of a world where everyone has an adequate, affordable place to live. Those who do not wish to bid on their favorite house will still have a chance to donate to this great organization, as well as purchase raffle tickets for a surprise drawing to be held at 10 pm.

From five til ten pm, Franks will be having a Gallery Night record spin, snacks donated by Rocket Baby Bakery and as always, a full service bar with great bartenders.

After nine pm, Franks POST PARTY hootenanny begins with three of the city’s best bluegrass bands!! MISSISSIPPI SAWYER, BREWGRASS, and THE THISTLEDOWN THUNDERS. COVER IS ONLY 5 DOLLARS!

Event Contains: Benefit for Milwaukee’s Habitat for Humanity, Live Music

9 Palomino - 2491 S Superior St

5pm - Close

Featuring a Pop Up Print Shop along with the screened artwork of Paloma Chavez, Francisco Ramierez, Tyler Hahn, Jenny Jo Kristan.  Drink specials and free pie bites from our bakeshop.

Event Contains: Pop Up Print Shop, Screenprints

10 Club Garibaldi - 2501 S Superior St

5pm - 9pm, performance piece @ 7:00pm

Featuring work from Joe Zoltak
Style: Abstract and Impressionism
10-12 pieces of art, 1 performance piece with Joe painting a picture to music


Event Contains: Painting, Live Art

11 MinkMaids - 3145 S. Howell Ave

5pm - 9pm

MinkMaids is a bespoke bridal design studio specializing in modern, structured silhouettes in beautiful fabrics. BVGN will be the launch of the 2016 Bridal collection and MINK by MinkMaids bridesmaid collection. Come check out the studio, try on the new collection and learn more about the bespoke process and how to customize your wedding look.
Desserts and Refreshments will be served.

Event Contains: Wedding Fashion

12 Orange Gallery - 1438 E. Russell Ave.

5pm - 10pm

Featured artist: Eric Beneventi – Self taught woodworker influenced by nature and his Grandfather’s lifelong woodcarving hobby. Beautiful wall hangings crafted by hand in Bay View using reclaimed wood and other repurposed and found objects.

Other original work by: Bridget Griffith Evans (Acrylic on canvas), Eugene Duane (Mixed Media on panel), Joe Bree (Acrylic and spray paint and oil on canvas)

Tandem Foods will have a pop up shop with us and be providing small tastings of their wonderful jams and pickled items. Light refreshments.

Event Contains: Fine Art, Glass, Mixed Media, Music

13 Puddler’s Hall - 2461 S St Clair St.

5pm - 10pm

Puddler’s Hall is pleased to have two Milwaukee-based artists return for BVGN. Christine Burke will showcase her acrylic on canvas paintings including pop culture, abstract, and scenery paintings. Samantha Henson will have on display pen and ink and mixed media wood burning.

Event Contains: Mixed Media, Painting

14 Shape Up Shoppe - 2697 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Barb Poklar -3 floors of wall art, Lessa Mandleman – 30×15 over sized logo art, cartoon graphics, black and while oil paintings for breast cancer awareness and 3D art. 10×10 framed album jackets from the 80’s. Canvas by Nayja, and photos/prints both color and b/w half price all weekend by up and coming Hunter.

In this eclectic old building with original cream city walls, screen foil walls and a 15 foot marlin hanging from the ceiling, every which way you look there is something for everyone. Stop in and wander around while enjoying a complimentary wine 5:30-10.

Event Contains: Prints, Paintings, Photos and more

15 Kathye Green Mittens - 2680 S Kinnikinnick

5pm - 9pm

Christmas in Sept. A. 8′ white Christmas tree fillied with upcycled glitten mittens made from recycled sweaters and grandmas olf fur coats

Event Contains: Upcycled mittens/handcrafts

16 Cream City Swirl - 2663 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Cream City Swirl is Dog-Gone Good!  We’ve gone to the dogs by featuring art work with Bay View’s unofficial mascot , The Dog.   A variety of artists of all ages use the quirky Canine to inspire creativity. All artists are encouraged to submit paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed media. Dog photo booth & free dog treats for our local canine pals  during gallery hours.

Event Contains: Canine Inspired Creativity

17 South Shore Gallery & Framing - 2627 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Featuring: Moraye, geometric handmade jewelry made from local reclaimed wood. Sarah Thierman’s ceramic goddess sculptures and flat ladies, recently shown at the John Michael Kohler Art Center exhibit “Folktales and Legends”. Large scale glass mosaics by Indie La Londe. Handmade cotton flags by Cortney Heimerl.

Event Contains: Jewelry, Ceramic, Fibers

18 Bounce Milwaukee - 2801 S. 5th Ct.

5pm - 9pm

Bounce Milwaukee will be working with We Paint artists to helping you and your children create your own color wheels, coupled with painting demonstrations to showcase what we are all about. Come paint and play with us!

Event Contains: Collaborative Art, Refreshments, Family Friendly

19 Akara Arts - 2721 S. Howell Ave

5pm - 10pm

Akara arts will be featuring a short documentary called “Rebel Path” featuring PJ Heffernan, one of Wisconsin’s only certified ashtanga yoga instructors . New paintings from Katerina Nissa, Brian Nusslock, Shawn Gurath, and Nolan Bonner, new ceramic and print work from DakotaSky Bowen, Sculpture by Scott Lashay, and various works by Jacob Klapperich will also be on display. Food, drink, and various performances will also fill the night.

Event Contains: Collection of Local Arts, Performance, Documentary

20 Spectrum - 116 E Dakota St

5pm - 9pm

Come check out Bay View’s newest tattoo shop! In-house artists Ruben Alcantar, Nisha Kumar, Jocelyn Schmidt, Patrick Mbida and Rachael Nelson will have their art on display and for sale. Guest artists Ryan Laessig and Rachel Hughes will have their art featured as well. We will also be displaying art from fellow tattooist’s Zach Black and Nick Hetzel from Serenity Ink.

Stop by to enter a raffle for a free tattoo! Refreshments will be provided.

Event Contains: Tattoo Artist Group Show

21 Hide House - 2625 S Greeley St.

5pm - 9pm

Make Hide House your Destination!  Explore three floors, three different buildings with various artists.  Be inspired by a true artist studio/gallery experience as you tour  this historic building

Event Contains: Art, Art, and more Art

22 Cream City CrossFit Co-op - 2625 S Greeley St.

5pm - 9pm

Located at the Hide House Complex in the red wooden building across from ‘The Shop’ – Cream City CrossFit Co-op is hosting photographer Kellen Kroening who will be displaying a series of images that explore the human body’s construction and adaptation to feats of physical strength.

Event Contains: Photography, Demos

23 Bubbler Studios - 2612 S. Greeley Street

5pm - 10pm

Bubbler Studios welcomes Jamie Robarge, recent MIAD graduate and official photographer of Milverine! See new works by resident artists Amanda Iglinski, Ryan Laessig, and Jamie Robarge. Guest artists Juliet Jaeger, Thaison Nguyen, and Allison Miller. We will have t-shirts, postcards, magnets, prints, stickers, and original artwork for sale. Refreshments will be provided.

Music by Faux Fiction.

Event Contains: Art of all kinds, Live Music

24 Ink Spot Tattoo Studio - 2505 S. Howell Ave

5pm - 10pm

Zach Schnitzler (paintings), Sharon Mergener (paintings), Todd Gnacinski (Illustrations/paintings), Charlie Christman (Illustrations/cartoons), Peter  Siegworth (Sculpture/relief work), Adam Barash (Photography), Pete Jonas (mixed media), Tony Balistreri (mixed media), Adrian Fernandez (illistration/painting)

Event Contains: Tattoo Art, Jewelry, Embroidery, Painting

25 Firehouse Engine 11 - 2526 S Kinnickinnic Ave


At 6pm an R-Hero sculpture will be dedicated in front of Milwaukee Fire Department Station 11. This art sculpture will stand to promote fire education/prevention and to bring attention to the work that is performed daily by members of the MFD.

Artists Karen and Tony Barone are the creators of this piece of art. Ms. Bunni Benaron is the president of The Hero In You Foundation that provides the monies for this all to happen. Currently 27 sculptures are in front of fire stations throughout the United States.

This dedication along with a little library also being installed that night in front of the firehouse is in conjunction with the Bay View Gallery Night.

Event Contains: Sculpture Dedication

26 Avalon Theater - 2473 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Stop in for a Milwaukee Film Festival Film and/or check out local artists in the retail space just south of our theater entrance. Featured Artists: Michael Weiss, Alicia Brzeski, Terry Tayler, Mark Strube   

Event Contains: Local Art

27 Rocket Baby Bakery - 2434 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

We will be showcasing Alex Smith‘s photograph series titled “When the Pool Closes”.
Refreshments provided, including delicious bakery samples and shots of Anodyne’s Mind Tonic Espresso.

Event Contains: Photography

28 Drive Through Gallery @ The Magnet Factory - 2424 S Graham St

5pm - 9pm

A must see spot during BVGN! Urban architecture art and more by dozens of BVAG (Bay View Arts Guild) members and friends in 7000 sq ft rehabbed factory. Hosted by Michael Brylow. Yes, you can drive in the front of the building and out the back. But you’ll want to park and stay!

Event Contains: Urban Architecture Art, Group Art Show

29 The Stone - 2422 S Howell Ave

5pm - 10pm

Featuring Ken Weil – functional wood art such as tables, shelving, etc.

Event Contains: Wood Art

30 Hairys Hair Bar - 2385 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Cirque Du Hairys
Come one, come all and experience a 3-ring world of weird and wonderful art!
Featured in Ring 1, “Debutantes Debacle” by Deb Brill
Featured in Ring 2, “Tits N’ Ash” by DayeLynn Harmon
Featured in Ring 3, “You Don’t Scare Me” by Jillian Zbleski

Also, come eat, drink and dance with delight while conversing with the fierce, gorgeous creatures of Hairys (Joe, Kristi, Kaleigh, DayeLynn & Monet) about beauty and your own tempestuous tendrils! Featuring beer sampling by a small batch brewer and hand strung bead jewelry by Dawn Schaefer’s “One Bead at a Time”. A truly fun, carnivalesque atmosphere.
Live performances by Boozy Bard Theatre Co. every half hour, starting at 5pm!

Event Contains: Cirque Du Hairys

31 Acme Records - 2341 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Luke Chappelle mixtape trading cards Volume 1. Also will have live music, band TBA.

Event Contains: Chappelle, Live Music

32 Collector’s Edge Comics - 2330 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Don Wood, local Milwaukee illustrator and comic artist will be showing his watercolor, brush and ink comic art illustrations. He will also have copies of his self-published 80 page comic collection ” One Man Show.”

Event Contains: Illustrations, Comic Art

33 Highbury - 2322 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 12pm

Artwork by Milrawkee Alt. A collaboration between photographer Ryan Laessig and painter Amanda Iglinski. Live Music TBA

Event Contains: Milrawkee Alt, Live Music

34 Z Chiropractic - 2331 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Featuring drawings by Shawn Stephany

Event Contains: Drawings

35 Milwaukee Community Acupuncture, Cream City Chiropractic & Saffron Yoga Center - 435 E Lincoln Ave

5pm - 9pm

Featuring originals and prints by Mara Natkin & Gloria Ramirez of Artery Ink.

Event Contains: Paintings, Prints

36 The Muse - 2268 South Winchester Street

6pm - 9pm

Don’t miss out on an amazing exhibition at The Muse guesthouse and gallery from 6 – 9pm. It features artwork from Todd Mrozinski (2015-16 Pfister Artist in Residence), Renee Bebeau, Ruth Vonderberg, Jessica Laub, Melissa Dorn Richards, Adam Ithier, Clive Promhows, Dena Nord and Bass Structures! Curated by Jeff Redmon. Light refreshments will be served while they last.

Event Contains: Group Local Art Show

37 District 14 - 2273 S. Howell

5pm - 10pm

Featuring art from Tony Beuche, Kris Austin, and Christine Burke. Live bluegrass from American Folk

Event Contains: Painting, Live Music, Brew Pub!

38 Chocobella - 2257 S. Howell Ave.

5pm - 9pm

Brand new location! Artisan chocolates and more…

Event Contains: Chocolate, Music

39 Stone Creek Coffee - 2266 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

We will be sampling out free seasonal espresso shots and cold brew samples.
There will be live music in our park as well as local artists selling art.

Event Contains: Samples, Live Music, Art Sales

40 Refuge Smoothies - 422 E. Lincoln Ave.

5pm - 9pm

Community Circle art project: Each participant would get a chance to paint a circle while it is spinning, making unique and fun designs. You can pick multiple paint colors or brushes to enhance your piece of art. All of these circles will be put together to make a community colleague.

Event Contains: Community Art Project

41 Brass Rooster - 2252 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

The Brass Rooster & The Hen House will have live music, two artists displaying work and the newest designs of our handmade hats for fall and winter will be on display.

Event Contains: Local Art, Live Music

42 Revel Bar - 2246 S Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 10pm

Come check out 2 artists at Bay View’s newest Bar.  We will feature World Photography by Dan Dudzinski and Superhero paintings by Christine Burke

Event Contains: Photography, Painting

43 Halo Soap - 2227 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Back by popular demand – henna tattoos! Our featured artist Jessica will be displaying her hand painted silk scarves. Alex Paniagua will be playing live acoustic guitar. We’ll have product demos and raffles through out the night.

Event Contains: silk scarves, henna tattoos, live music, raffles

44 Sparrow Collective - 2224 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Fine Art, Wearables, and gifts from over 100 independent artists. Complimentary refreshments from 6-10.

Event Contains: Painting, Photography and more

45 Tease Salon - 2222 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Kelly Rae Menden : acrylic portraits, Sammie Girouard: student artist

Event Contains: Portraits, Student Art, Refreshments

46 Jan Pierce SC - 2217 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 10pm

Photography and art from Adam Radford and Adam Murphy

Event Contains: Photography

47 Bigfoot Bike and Skate - 350 E. Ward St

5pm - 10pm

Custom one of a kind skateboard graphics by local artists.
This shows theme is: MONSTERS / WEIRD CREATURES.
Join us for food, drinks and live music.
For more info or to participate:

Event Contains: Live Music, Skateboard Art

48 Mac’s Pet Depot - 2197 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 9pm

Featuring work from Meredith Hogeland
Style: Pet portraits in acrylic and prints

Event Contains: Painted Pet Portraits, appetizers, wine

49 The Backyard - 2155 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Featuring Erin Lynne Pfaff, Michele Ripp, Tiffany Rossetto, Christine Burke, Dylan Smith
Jordin Baas will be performing live music from 7-11

Event Contains: Photography and Music

50 Hamburger Mary’s - 2130 S Kinnickinnic Ave

8pm & 9:30pm

Dining with the Divas drag show at 8pm and 9:30 (reservations recommended)

Featruring work from: Thom J. Ertl

Event Contains: Drag Show, Mixed Media Art & Furniture