LFOA returns to the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum June 21-23, 2019.


  • Lakefront Festival of Art is held on the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum (700 North Art Museum Drive)


  • Official Festival Parking click for map
    • Festival parking is available for $10 at the following Summerfest SP+ lots: G, H, M, P.
      A complimentary shuttle will run between the lots and festival gate about every 10 minutes.
    • *Pick up locations: Summerfest South Entrance, Summerfest Main Entrance, LFOA South Entrance (look for LFOA branded “Shuttle Pick Up” Signs)
    • The shuttle runs 2 hours prior to the festival and 1 hour after festival close each day.
  • Bike parking is always free on the festival grounds near the south entrance!
  • Street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and fees may apply. Please observe all city of Milwaukee parking signs in areas surrounding the festival.
  • Reserve your parking in advance and get here on time, stress free! New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero app on iPhone or Android.


  • For over fifty years, the Lakefront Festival of Art has been bringing art to life on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Started in 1963, this three-day fund-raising 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 25,000 attendees and over 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 twenty 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.


  • Hosted by Friends of Art, the Lakefront Festival of Art raises much-needed funds for the Milwaukee Art Museum—the crown jewel of our city. Just by attending you will be supporting our beloved Museum.


  • Friends of Art is the Milwaukee Art Museum’s largest volunteer support group, organizing several major fund-raising events and programs annually to benefit the Museum’s Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund.

Special thanks to the 2018 LFOA committee members and the hundreds of volunteers who contribute their time and hard work to make this event possible.

2018 Festival Chairs: Scott Gerke, Andrew Hunn;
Festival Chairs Elect: Peter Coulter, Pam Schaefer;
Friends of Art: Eric Eben;
Admissions: Christy Metcalf, Patrick Stanly;
Advance Tickets: Carole Faught;
Artists: Julia DeCicco, Kim Muench;
Buildings and Grounds: Ed Hanrahan, Mark Muench;
Children’s Art: Linda Boxill, Ann Krueger, John Krueger;
Finance: Danielle Brinkman, Mike King;
Food and Beverage: Nate Kraucunas, Martha Moore, Richard Gareis;
Information: Eddie Sturkey;
Legal: Catherine Faught Pollard;
Performing Arts: Kaye Giese, Stephen Merola;
Poster: Nancy Munroe;
Promotions: Annette Melcher, Deborah Gerke; Rissy Fiora;
Public Relations: Courtney Birmingham, Lauren Falk;
Sculpture Garden: Bob Wolf;
Silent Auction: Peter Coulter, Sue Brewer;
Social: Talea Lund, Kate Pertzsch;
Volunteers: Michelle Dwyer, Maggie Scheel;
Wine Garden: Chris Fenske, Callan Kamm.

Art Museum Staff:
Festival Director: Krista Renfrew
Festival Manager: Courtney Kihslinger
Festival Manager: Molly Mattefs
Festival Coordinator: JG Decker


  • ATMs are located on the festival grounds and in the Museum to serve you; major credit cards are accepted at most locations


  • Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds or inside the Milwaukee Art Museum. Service animals are permitted.