Poster_artistFor 50 years, the Lakefront Festival of Art has been bringing art to life on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Started in 1963, this three-day fundraising event has evolved from a gathering of a handful of artists to a vibrant, exciting, and wide-ranging festival with something for everyone. With close to 30,000 attendees and more than 170 jury-selected artists from across the nation, the Lakefront Festival of Art is a fun-filled destination with art, food, music, and activities for the whole family. What you find here may surprise you.

Named one of the top 25 art festivals in the country, the Lakefront Festival of Art is a showcase of paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, jewelry, and more, all available in a broad range of prices. The “more” includes:

Give to the Milwaukee Art Museum

The Lakefront Festival of Art raises much-needed funds for the Milwaukee Art Museum — the crown jewel of our city. So just by attending you will be supporting our beloved Museum.

Friends of Art

Friends of Art (FOA) is the Milwaukee Art Museum’s largest volunteer support group, organizing several major fundraising events and programs annually to benefit the Museum’s Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund.

Special thanks to the 2015 LFOA committee members and the hundreds of volunteers who contributed their time and hard work to make this event possible.

Festival Chairs: Chris Fenske, Mark Muench; Festival Chairs Elect: Kate Pertzsch, Mike King; Friends of Art: Kim Muench; Advance Tickets: Christy Metcalf Artists: Bernice Austin, Julia DeCicco, Kim Muench; Buildings and Grounds:  Mark Muench, Tom Dornoff; Children’s Art: Linda Boxill, Ann Krueger, John Krueger; Corporate: Kathy Emery; Finance: Danielle Brinkman, Mike King, Amy Vogt, Nancy Munroe; Food and Beverage: Nate Kraucunas, Martha Moore; Headquarters/Information: Deborah Fabritz, Laura Lieske; Legal: Catherine Faught Pollard; Performing Arts: Kaye Giese, Andrew Hunn, Ted Brusubardis; Poster: Nancy Munroe; Promotions: Annette Melcher, Deborah Gerke; Public Relations: Mary Jessen; Sculpture Garden: Bob Wolf; Silent Auction: Erin McGurty, Katharine Perella; VIP First Look: Lynn Cornwell, Linda Koenig Volunteers: Michelle Dwyer, Pam Schaefer; Wine Garden: Chris Fenske, Callan Kamm. Art Museum Staff: Festival Director: Krista Renfrew; Festival Managers: Jennifer Kobe, Molly Canan; Sponsor Liaison: Jess Goehner; Artist Liaison: Dionne Wachowiak.