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Lakefront Festival of Art
June 21, 2019 10:00 am
June 17, 2015
Milwaukee Art Museum
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700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, United States
Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of Art Tent

Milwaukee from the Lakefront Festival of Arts

Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of Art logoThe Lakefront Festival of Art (LFOA) is one of the premier art festivals in the country. This family-friendly festival at the world-famous Milwaukee Art Museum features over 170 national artists with art for sale in a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, printmaking, wood, ceramics, fiber, and more. The artists display and sell right on Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront, both indoors and outside under a series of white tents. Features on the grounds include a sculpture garden, children’s art activities, entertainment, artist demonstrations and food/beverage vendors.

Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of Art outdoors

Since 1963, LFOA has been a primary fundraiser for the Milwaukee Art Museum and organized with the help of Friends of Art volunteers. Over 1,300 individuals volunteer annually to help organize and operate events like the Lakefront Festival of Art. FOA’s fundraising efforts have helped the Museum to bring numerous world-class exhibitions to Milwaukee, acquire several hundred pieces of art for its Collection, underwrite audio guides for visitors, as well as produce artful and educational programming.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is home to a rich collection of over 30,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Its campus includes the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, annually showcasing three feature exhibitions, and the Eero Saarinen–designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center and David Kahler‒designed addition. The Museum’s Collection Galleries, having opened in 2017, add nearly 2,500 world-class works of art on view.

The Lakefront Festival of the Arts runs from 10am-10pm on Friday, June 21, 10am-7pm on Saturday, June 22, and 10am-5pm on Sunday, June 23.

You’ll find this beautiful art festival right at the end of U.S. 18, with I-794, I-43/94, and Highways 32, 38, 59, and 145 all bringing you close!

Advance tickets $10 (click here to buy online)
Adults $17
Seniors/students $15
Museum Members $10
Three-day pass $25
Free for kids age 12 and under, veterans, active military, and Wisconsin K-12 teachers (with ID)

Lakefront Festival of Art Address:

Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202