BVGN 2018

Friday, June 1st – 5:00pm to 10:00pm (times vary – check listings)

Join us for the next installment of Bay View Gallery Night on Friday June 1st! Celebrate local Milwaukee art, music and local business on one amazing evening in Bay View. 50 businesses and hundreds of artists!

The Jewelers Guild 2408 E. St. Francis Ave.

5pm to 8pm

Hands on events and demonstrations throughout the evening!
Refreshments and Drawings

Event Contains: Fine Hand-Crafted Jewelry, Demos (5pm)

Food Truck Friday @ Morgan Park Kinnickinnic Ave. and Holt

5pm - 8pm

Family friendly event with food and more from: Meat on the Street, Blue Cow Creperie, Marco Pollo, Lumpia City, Rolling Cones, Oscar’s on a Roll, DRIFT, Jamaican Grill, The Denson’s Catering, The Frying Dutchman, Press., That Salsa Lady, PigTailz, Crazy Eightz, Bubble Waffle Shoppe, Olano’s Empanadas, Happy Dough Lucky, Little Europa, Bay View Lions, Mr. Dye’s Pies, Little Havana Express

  • 5:00 pm – Bembemke
  • 6:00 pm – Samba da Vida

Event Contains: Food Trucks, Live Music

8 Branches Chinese Medicine 3401 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 8pm

Featuring paintings by Domo Geshe Rinpoche

Event Contains: Paintings

Rusty Sprocket Antiques 3391 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Photography from Brent Bublitz. Free cold cans of Milwaukee’s famous beer! Pabst and Schiltz on ice.

Event Contains: Photography

Sprocket Cafe 3385 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm to 10pm

Print maker, Jay Arpin, displaying lino-cut prints. And live music!

Event Contains: lino-cut prints, live music

Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery 3216 S. Howell Ave.

5pm to 10pm

Featuring Local Bay View artist Dena Nord, who will showcase her newest series of abstract paintings in a show titled “Surprise, restructure, explore, resolve”! Cocktail specials and small plates menu.

Event Contains: Abstract Painting, Cocktails/Small Plates

Straight Shots 1503 E Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

5pm - 10pm

Hors d’oeuveres & Drink specials, Live painting – Jenny Anderson 20 min. oil self portrait paintings, and Mark Baran – photography

Event Contains: Photography, Paintings

Sam’s Tap 3118 S Chase Ave

5pm to 10pm

local art on display and live jazz music out on the patio

  • 8:00 pm – Joey Niemann Quartet
  • 9:00 pm – Martelle Jossart

Event Contains: Local Art, Live Music

Commonplace Shop 3074 S Delaware Ave.

5pm - 10pm

Photography on display from Jose Morales. Custom lighting on display from Ben Sherwyn. Follow @commonplaceshop on Instagram for more info…

Event Contains: Photography, Custom lighting

Blackbird Bar 3007 S Kinnickinnic Ave

7pm - 11pm

Featured Artist: Pat Boyles
DJ Set by: Josh Ellis

Event Contains: Art, Music

Plume 3001A S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm to 10pm

Connect Consciousness will be offering mindfully made healing crystal pyramids and pendants. Good music and refreshments!

Event Contains: Crystals, Fashion

Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts 2969 South Howell Avenue

6pm - 8pm

K4-8th grade students from Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts will showcase and sell integrated arts pieces that connect content area standards with arts area standards.

Event Contains: Student Art Show

Frank’s Power Plant 2800 S Kinnickinnic Ave

4:30pm - 2am

4:30 PM – Gallery showing – No cover: Steve Look & Emily EvansOlivia SalazarSaebra Laken, Atticus Rabatin, Amber Dawn
9:00 PM – BVGN Afterparty – $6: King Eye & The Squirts, The Ornerys, Super Sonic Space Rebels, Brain-Bats

Event Contains: Live Music, Local Art

Cycle Loft 155 E Rosedale Ave

5pm - 10pm

Large acrylic paintings, 1 large sculpture, and a community participation piece in conjunction with the BVGN Roll-out bicycle group from artist Stephen Leahy (and serving free red wine this year, which is thematic with the artwork). Maria Wiener will be doing 12-20 medium size paintings as well.

Event Contains: Acrylic Paintings, Sculpture

Sven’s European Cafe 2699 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Work from James Koconis – local master artist

Event Contains: Local Art

Hue Vietnamese Restaurant 2691 S Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 10pm

Briana Lovitt featuring a mixed media collection of her work.

Event Contains: Mixed Media

Alive and Fine 2652 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm to 10pm

Dive into the weird world of Wisconsin Folklore with shapeshifters, lake monsters, and Hodags. OH MY! Over 20 local and regional artists take inspiration from stories passed around campfires for generations. Haunting tales of bloody brides, phantom hitchhikers, and portals to hell just to scratch the surface. With painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prose, installation, and vintage fashion!

Event Contains: Painting, Sculpture, Photography and much more

Honeypie Cafe 2643 S Kinnickinnic Ave

6pm - 9pm

Sample pie bites from Honeypie Bakeshop and the up-and-coming SmallPie while you explore the work of artists from our neighborhood and beyond! Enjoy work by: Annie Crane, Becky Tesch, Janelle Gramling, Jenny Jo Kristan, Jess Goehner, Jovana Tyus, Malissa Malnar, Marli Post, Melissa Pare, Michael Kempen, Sarah Linkus, Stephanie Lapre-Clark

Event Contains: Group Show

Hi-Fi Cafe 2640 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm to 10pm

Paintings, drawings, scuplture, collage, poems, prose, and photos by Peter F. Steinhoff

Event Contains: Paintings, drawings, scuplture and more...

South Shore Gallery & Framing 2627 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Indie la Londe‘s entire collection on display and for sale. mosaics, relief sculptures and paintings on paper and canvas. please join us!

Event Contains: mosaics, paintings and collages

Puddler’s Hall 2461 S St Clair St.

5pm - 10pm

Featuring Bay View artists Amy Captain, Christine Burke, and Samantha Henson. Amy will be displaying her canvas paintings inspired by nature, places she has traveled, and stories told by friends. Christine will showcase her acrylic on canvas paintings including pop culture, abstract, and scenery paintings. Samantha will exhibit pen and ink and mixed media wood burning.

Event Contains: Mixed Media, Painting

Milwaukee Makerspace 2555 S. Lenox St.

5pm - 10pm

Tour the Makerspace and see demonstrations of what we do here. Makerspace members showing off their creations, and selling items they make.

Event Contains: 16,000 sq feet of Awesome

Kindred on KK 2535 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm to 11pm

Stephanie Bartz Photography: A collection of playful and witty black and white  portraits of canines. Live acoustic blues-y music on the patio featuring Sunkin Suns

Patio & Drink Specials

Event Contains: Photography, Live Music

URSA 2534 S Kinnickinnic, Milwaukee WI 52307

5pm - 9pm

In partnership with Healium Hot Yoga: screen prints by Ethan D’ercole, live Screen printing by Francisco Ramirez of Bureau Print Research Design, live music from Bj Seidel of Dramatic Lovers, and Colleen Webb of Casual Vocals. Beer from Collective Arts Brewing and Snack Boys will be serving “Shay Breeze” slushies

Event Contains: Screen Prints, Live Screen Printing, Live Music, Craft Beer

Healium Hot Yoga 2534 S Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 10pm

In partnership with URSA: screen prints by Ethan D’ercole, live Screen printing by Francisco Ramirez of Bureau Print Research Design, live music from Bj Seidel of Dramatic Lovers, and Colleen Webb of Casual Vocals. Beer from Collective Arts Brewing and Snack Boys will be serving “Shay Breeze” slushies

Event Contains: Screen Prints, Live Screen Printing, Live Music, Craft Beer

Avalon Theater (Alleyway) 2473 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Behind the Avalon Theater is a cool hidden gem of Bay View filled with Street Art done by Bay View High School Students, Local Artists – Ryan Laessig, Tarah Mueller, Heather Shinn & Joe Woiak ( Stinky Goblin Emporium ), and National Artists – GetLostALot, Leon Rainbow, & Zar

Have a walk through, take some photos, and continue your BVGN Experience.

Event Contains: Public Art, Student Art

Susan Schmidt Skincare Savant and Z Chiropractic 2445 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

We are proud to feature beautiful young local artist Arella Warren. Enjoy Ella’s premier event with a variety of mediums including watercolor,acrylic and ink. $100 raffle drawing for skincare services with Susan. As usual we’re offering a refreshing NA beverage and some delicious homemade dessert samples. Please enjoy this gorgeous dwelling designed by Eshwiler in 1903.

Event Contains: Local Art, Raffle, Refreshments

The Magnet Factory MKE 2424 S Graham St

5pm - 10pm

Scott Jackson and Jeff Redmon celebrate the launch of Jackson Redmon Art Investments with an incredible pop-up show at The Magnet Factory! Featuring artwork by John Kowalczyk, Dara Larson, Marc Tasman, Luke Chappelle, Daniel Fleming, Valaria Tatera, Eric Koester, Kari Garon, Fred Kaems, and THERD! Live music acts by Bay View Jazz Fest.

  • 6:30 pm – Juli Wood Trio

Event Contains: Group Show, Live Music

Razor Barbershop 2340 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Featuring paintings and custom skate decks by Bay View artist Joe Bree.

Event Contains: Paintings, Drawings

Hoax Gallery 2375 S. Howell Ave

5pm - 9pm

“Something Old. Something New. — Works by Brian Borchardt and Jeff Morin.”

Event Contains: Framed Collage, Drawings and Monoprints

Vital Signs, MKE 2331 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 10pm

Milwaukee curator Jamie Leigh Pitts welcomes artist and University of New Mexico MFA candidate Haileyrose Thoma to Vital Signs, MKE, a new contemporary art gallery in the Bay View Neighborhood.

Event Contains: Painting, Mixed Media Collages and Drawings

Tonic Tavern 2335 South Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 12am

Featuring an exhibition titled “What Do You See” by Stephanie Gibart, a local artist and art therapist working in Milwaukee.

  • 5:00 pm – Quinten Farr’s For The Culture
  • 6:30 pm – Stomata Trio
  • 8:00 pm – Eric Jacobson Organ Quartet
  • 10:00 pm – Kevin Hayden Band

Event Contains: Abstracts, Mixed Media

Highbury 2322 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 12pm

Artwork by Jennifer Espenscheid. Jennifer attained her discipline and design process at the University of Milwaukee where she earned a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning

  • 8:00 pm – Tobias Cainion Trio
  • 10:00 pm – KASE

Event Contains: Paintings

Water’s Edge Gallery and Retail Company 2320 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 9pm

Local artwork, handcrafted home goods, jewelry and accessories. Visit for free refreshments and smiles.

Event Contains: Local Art, Home Goods, Jewelry

Freya 2318 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Hosting Molly Chase of Personal Bird, macrame and textile arts.

Event Contains: macrame wall hangings, plant hangers

Cafe Centraal 2306 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 11pm

Showcase celebrating Lowlands Group’s incredible employees in their creative element. Featuring the out-there or underground artists, performers, and writers that make up the heart and soul of the Lowlands Group at Café Centraal for ONE NIGHT ONLY.

Event Contains: Group Show

Foundation Chiropractic, Milwaukee Community Acupuncture, Saffron Yoga Center 435 E Lincoln Ave

5pm - 8pm

“Is there a woman in the house?” Featuring work by several local fiber artists. Kate Mau & Sarah Eichhorn will host a community knit-in where all are welcome to bring a project to work on.

Event Contains: Weaving, Quilting, Embroidery, Macrame, and Hand-dyed fibers

The Muse 2268 South Winchester Street

6pm - 9pm

Art from: Madeline Glaspey, Karen Willams-Brusubardis, Amy Schmutte, Rebecca Wheeler, Brendan Murphy, Nellie Gehrig, Peter Gehrigluna

Arts and crafts artists vending outside, live music will be provided by The Honolulu Millionaires

refreshments while they last

Event Contains: Live Music, Art/Craft Vendors, Local Art

Urban 939 E. Lincoln Avenue

5pm - 10pm

Group show featuring artwork by: Charlie Christman – painting and illustration, Todd Gnacinski – illustration, Sharon Mergener – painting, Zach Schnitzler – painting, and Peter Siegworth – sculpture

  • 7:00 pm – The B.I.T. Trio
  • 9:00 pm – Hanami (Chicago)

Event Contains: Painting, Illustrations, Sculpture

The Newport 939 E Conway St.

7pm - 11pm

Work from Kiersten Darling (“Knit Sh%t”)  knitted crafts, and Steven Borchardt – mixed media paintings.

Roll~Out After Party – DJ Dreamy, HeavySet and friends

Event Contains: Knitted Crafts, Mixed Media

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

  • 6:00 pm – Brett Westfahl Quartet

Event Contains: Art & Craft Fair

District 14 2273 S. Howell

5pm - 12am

Pop art from Robin Carnitz

  • 7:00 pm – Tomas Antonic Trio
  • 9:00 pm – Funky Chemists

Event Contains: BVJF, Pop art

Cafe LuLu 2265 S Howell Ave

5pm - 10pm

Featuring artwork in oil by Madeline Glaspey. This beautiful body of portraiture work came from the artist’s desire to understand and accept the transitory nature of time.

Event Contains: Portraiture

Stone Creek Coffee 2266 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Inside: Meghan Walsh, Patrick Walter, Jeannette Daft. Mini latte art throwdowns – baristas will be showing off their latte art skills and customers will be invited to be judges – 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm – judges will receive free lattes

Outside: Josh Roy, Sam Rodewald (music), SSC mech/ free sample table (cold brews and specialty drinks)


Event Contains: Artwork, Live Music, Free Samples

Toppers Pizza 2262 S Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 10pm

Handmade jewelry from Mariana Castro, all items available for purchase

Event Contains: Handmade jewelry

Brass Rooster 2252 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

The Brass Rooster & The Hen House present: an evening of vintage style & Pinup. Hosting a boutique fashion show featuring dresses and fashion from PM Designs. Live models will be wearing & modeling the spring line from local vintage inspired designer & pinup model, Pamela Marie. Meet the designer, have your measurements taken and you can also place an order for your made to measure garments. Live fashion shoots will also be happening through the evening as well.

The Pinup Photography of Scott Ligman of Cardinal White Photography will have his work on display throughout both stores.

Event Contains: Fashion Show, Pinup Photography

Revel Bar 2246 S Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 2am

Featuring artwork by Bay View High School students, Talaiyjah Neylon and Michael Jones. All artwork sales will benefit the BVHS Engineering Club!

  • 8:00 pm – Major Vistas (Madison)
  • 10:00 pm – Lili K

Event Contains: Student Art

Halo Artisan Skin Care 2227 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Featuring local artist Beth Eaton with functional pottery pieces, acoustic guitar by Alex Paniagua and henna tattoos. Light refreshments will be served.

Event Contains: Pottery, Live Music, Henna

Sparrow Collective 2224 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

Featuring handcrafted apparel, gifts, art and more from local and national artisans. Refreshments served

Event Contains: Crafts, Painting, Clothing and more

Tease Salon 2222 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Featured Artists: Rachael Hughes, Elias Zananiri, Cudahy High School students, Kate McSorley, Madeline Glaspey, Twisted Tree Creations.
Wearable art by: LuLaRoe & Dynamo Duo.

Event Contains: Paintings, Wearables, Student Art

Voyageur Book Shop 2212 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm to 10pm

Milwaukee artist, Stacy Lee Ollmann, introduces a new series of whimsical, mixed media sculptures. Come meet “The Bookkeepers”!
Anja Notanja Sieger & La Prosette will be out on our sidewalk writing on-the-spot poems for customers from her typewriter. $10 poems, $20 good poems, $30 excellent poems.

  • 6:00 pm – Jack Grassell and Jill Jensen
  • 7:30 pm – Paul Silbergleit and Clay Schaub

Event Contains: Poetry, Mixed Media, Live Music

Mac’s Pet Depot 2197 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

5pm - 9pm

Pet Art by Brittany Farina, people wine and appetizers, dog wine

Event Contains: Dog and People Wine, People Food, Local Pet Art

Bigfoot Bike and Skate 350 E. Ward St

5:00PM to 10:00PM

Theme: Dragons – Original art by local artists. Skateboard decks, prints, fabric.

Event Contains: Skateboard Art, Dragons

1840 Brewing Company 342 E Ward St

5pm to 10pm

1840 Brewing Company will be pouring a selection of their limited release beers. Bay View ceramics artist Michael Ware will be showing a number of his pieces. He will also be selling a small amount of custom beer mugs made exclusively for this event.

Event Contains: Ceramics, Craft Beer

The Backyard 2155 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 10pm

local artwork on display and live Jazz music on the patio

  • 7:30 pm – Jeannine Rivers Quartet
  • 9:00 pm – Sam Neufeld Trio (NYC)

Event Contains: Local Art, Live Jazz

Lincoln Warehouse 2018 S 1st Street

5pm to 10pm

Multiple craft persons, artists, and photographers throughout our building – including 2 Breweries and a Distillery that will also be featuring artists.
Visit Twisted Path Distillery as part of BVJF!

  • 6:00 pm – Mrs Fun
  • 7:30 pm – Chad McCullough Trio (Chicago)



Event Contains: Open House, Live Jazz

KK And Becher 2121 S Kinnickinnic Ave

5pm - 9pm

Knit bomber Martha Lund will be covering a portion of the railing on Becher St at the corner of KK and Becher with a tulip garden scene/assorted bugs and animals

Event Contains: Knit Bomb!

Brinn Labs 433 E Stewart St.

5pm - 9pm

Hidden away in the old Louis Allis building is Brinn Labs, headquarters for Maker Faire Milwaukee and home to a variety of classes and workshops to help you get hands on and learn new skills. We’ll be showing off the efforts of our in-house artists and designers that do a variety of work including sculpture, printmaking, illustration, ceramics, interactive art, and more. Participating artists include: Austin Boechler, Kyle Hoard, Becky Yoshikane, Pete Prodoehl, Reid Sancken, Bill Pariso, John McGeen, and Mike Cook. Join us and meet some makers!

Event Contains: sculpture, printmaking, illustration, ceramics, interactive art

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