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Milwaukee Art Museum Staff

We are excited to introduce you to the key staff from the Milwaukee Art Museum who are dedicated to making the Lakefront Festival of Art one of the very best art shows in the country! Contact or 414.224.3200



Krista Renfrew

Milwaukee Art Museum Festival Director

As Director, Krista is responsible for the overall management of the Festival and works directly with the event co-chairs and the Friends of Art Board of Directors to ensure LFOA’s high quality, continued growth, and positive visitor experience are maintained. Areas of emphasis include event marketing and public relations, sponsorship, financial management, and overall administration. Krista joined the Milwaukee Art Museum as the Special Events Coordinator for Friends of Art in 2007. She is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Art History. As an avid attendee of LFOA for many years, she is delighted for the continued opportunity to play a significant role in the Festival’s success.


jennyJenny Kobe

Milwaukee Art Museum Festival Production Manager

Jenny’s focus is on the coordination of on-site event details and logistics that make LFOA happen. She works closely with all LFOA committee members to ensure the event runs smoothly and plays a key role in helping to organize on-site events such as the artist breakfast and fiber art fashion show. Jenny joined the Milwaukee Art Museum as the Special Events Intern in 2009 and officially joined our staff in October 2011. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in marketing.



mollyMolly Canan

Milwaukee Art Museum Festival Production Manager

As the newest member of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Special Events Team in November 2014, Molly works in tandem with Krista and Jenny, as well as LFOA committee members, to produce a successful and well-run event. In addition to working with the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Sponsorship Director in acquiring new LFOA sponsors, Molly acts as the on-site sponsorship and corporate liaison for all LFOA supporters and corporate party hosts. The Performing Arts Stage is also a passion of Molly’s as she comes to the Museum with over six years of event experience as Special Events & Promotions Coordinator at Milwaukee Ballet. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications-Public Relations and a minor in Arts Management.