3 Art Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss This Month

September is the month to binge on art. Each of these three events has its own focus. But why pick and choose? Enjoy them all! 


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1. Third Ward Art Festival

Dozens of artists will be on hand for this juried show. They’ll be doing demonstrations and hanging out in booths to chat with attendees about their work, the art scene and more. Plus, an interactive tent for kids makes this a good spot for parents to foster a budding Picasso.

GO: Sept. 3-4, 300 Block of North Broadway  


 

 

 

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2. Starving Artists Show

For $10, you can get into Mount Mary University’s annual show, where every piece of art sells for less than $125. Stop by the tents of nearly 200 artists to peruse the affordable works, which range from painters and sculptors to photographers and glass artists.

GO: Sept. 11, 2900 Menomonee River Pkwy.

Photo courtesy of Mount Mary University

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3. Bay View Gallery Night

Bars, breweries, restaurants, galleries and shops across this trendy neighborhood open their doors on this bustling night. Each spot puts their own twist on art programming, like The Crafty Cow, which will have artists Danny Duffy and Bigshot Robot in the restaurant to talk about the mural they painted on its exterior.

GO: Sept. 30, Bay View


 

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