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Art in the streets.

Art is all around us, and starting this weekend painters of all stripes will seek to capture some of it on canvas. Dozens of plein air artists from around the Midwest will converge on Brady Street this Saturday, May 7, for a competition called “Art in the City: Plein Air MKE.” The contest will run through May 14, and its purpose is to mark five years of the Milwaukee Museum Mile, which consists of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, the Charles Allis Art Museum, the Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John’s On The Lake, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, and Lake Park’s North Point Lighthouse. There will also be a timed “quick paint” competition on May 7. Via the release, “From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. artists will have two and a half hours to paint along Brady Street on Milwaukee’s East Side.”

The paintings will be judged by plein air artists Pamela Ruschman and appraiser William DeLind and the winners will be announced at a party at St. John’s On the Lake on May 12. The paintings will be sold to the public following the soiree.

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