- Riverwest Artists Association's ArtWalk was conceived in 1979 in collaboration with the Milwaukee Art Museum as a way to introduce the public to the way artists live and work. ArtWalk gave birth to the Riverwest Artists Association.
On Saturday & Sunday, October 1st & 2nd from 12 noon to 5 pm, artists open their homes, studios, galleries and businesses, inviting the public to see how artists live and work. An Art Party for the artists and public will be held at the Art*Bar Saturday, October 1 from 5:30 PM � 9:00 PM where the artists and public can socialize. (There is a $5 cover for the public). Awards will be presented to the winning ArtWalk locations, chosen by Gary Tuma, Executive Director, Walker's Point Center for the Arts.
Riverwest Artists Association's ArtWalk 2011 features over 60 established and emerging visual artists at 30 sites throughout Riverwest including the RAA Annual Membership Show "Circulation" at the Jazz Gallery. There will be live jazz by Milwaukee Jazz Vision on Saturday at the Jazz Gallery. Limited Edition ArtWalk 2011 T-shirts, designed by Michael Sambar and Anu Murthy and printed by the RAA board at Redline Printshop will be available for only $10 at the Jazz Gallery and the ArtBar.
For just $3 for adults or $2 for seniors, students and children 12 and over, patrons get a button and catalog good for the whole weekend. Buttons and catalogs will be available at the following sites during ArtWalk weekend: ArtBar (722 E Burleigh); Fischberger's Variety Store (2445 N Holton St), Riverwest Food Co-op (733 E Clarke); and the Jazz Gallery (926 E Center St).
ABOUT RIVERWEST ARTISTS ASSOCIATION (RAA)
As an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting artists and connecting artists with the community, we are proud to produce Wisconsin's longest-running neighborhood art tour. Thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers, members and friends in the community, RAA's signature event, ArtWalk, opens the work spaces and the art work of neighborhood artists to the community.
ArtWalk is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fund and donations from local businesses.
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