Welcome to LFOA
On behalf of the dedicated staff, committee members, and volunteers who are working diligently to plan Lakefront Festival of Art 2016, it is my honor to welcome you! Favorite visitor experiences return and new surprises await on the lakefront this coming June. To get a sneak peak of all the behind-the-scenes action, follow Lakefront Festival of Art on Facebook and check back often for the latest festival updates, including our 2016 artists, food vendors, musical lineup, and more! Mark your calendars now for June 17–19, 2016. We will see you there! -Krista Renfrew, Festival Director
LFOA features the works of over 170 national artists amid activities, food, and entertainment, while serving as a primary fund-raiser for the Museum.
Peruse the exhibitors ahead of time. Artist categories include: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing & Pastel, Fiber Decorative, Fiber Wearable, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2D, Mixed Media 3D, Painting Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wood.
MAM Special Exhibitions
Coming to LFOA? Your ticket includes access to everything in the Milwaukee Art Museum, including the newly reinstalled Collection Galleries and the feature exhibition, American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.
Artwork on display is categorized into 15 different segments. Click any of the galleries below to view.
2015 Poster Artist – How Anthony Hansen finds life in castaway objects
For many, the word tapestry might conjure thoughts of heavy cloth, warps and weft s. But to metal artist Anthony Hansen, “tapestry” describes perfectly his sheet-metal creations, not so much because of the way they look, but because of what they represent. Hansen rivets, wires and welds found and reclaimed material –much of it automotive sheet metal – and keeps every scratch, ding and rust spot. When he’s finished, castaway objects are transformed into abstract grid-style murals and lovely, intricate hearts.