Our final site visit is designed for those interested in visual arts, artists’ roles in the community, how to support artists, and of course, where there are artists… there’s building reuse!  We’ll go on a walking tour on an area of the Third and Fifth Wards that is an old warehouse district, and is now home to much of Milwaukee’s arts and design community.  Stops include:

  • The Portrait Society (on view: Men in Suits, by photographer Nicholas Grider).
  • Tory Folliard Gallery (on view: two Wisconsin artists, Bill Reid and Jan Serr, opening that night with an artists’ reception!).
  • Katie Gingrass Gallery (on view: As I See It – oil paintings by mostly Wisconsin artsts); we’ll get a brief talk with one of those local artists.
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, located in the 1920s Milwaukee Terminal Building, is the fasting growing art and design school in the U.S.  We’ll meet MIAD’s Director of Galleries, Mark Lawson.

We’ll wrap things up at The Arts Building, which houses artists’ studios, galleries, and Vital Source Magazine, the free arts and culture guide to Milwaukee.  Amy Elliott, Vital Source’s managing editor, has both put together our tour and will be serving as our personal tour guide (even amidst planning for the magazine’s website re-launch).  Thanks Amy!