Lakefront Festival of Arts, whose first edition was in 1962, started this year on Friday, June 18 and will be open for its visitors until Sunday, June 20, from noon to 9 P.M. on Friday, 10 A.M.-7 P.M. on Saturday and 10 A.M. to 5 P.M on Sunday. The entrance fee for the Festival of Arts is $12/ adult and $7/ Milwaukee Art Museum Member and these two include also visiting the Milwaukee Art Museum. Children under 16 enter for free. If you get a three-days pass, then you will pay only $20. Tickets can be booked online but also at participating locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.There are more than 180 artists exhibiting their work during the three-days Festival of Arts.The Milwaukee Art Museum’s 2010 Lakefront Festival of Arts takes place this year along Lake Michigan. Beside the work of arts, visitors can also enjoy tasting special dishes served at Café Calatrava, listening to live music, participating in a silent auction, a wine garden, a sculpture garden. Children can also join very special activities, according to their age. Art enthusiasts can see during the Festival many sketches, drawings and prints. Fruits on a Moroccan Plate depicts the very essence of still life with sparse strokes that one could count. The Milwaukee Art Museum hosts around 20,000 works of art from Antiquity to contemporary times. The collections include contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art.
Times Magazine called Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion as “Best Design of 2001“. The Lakefront Festival of Arts displays mainly the best work of arts belonging to artists from across the nation with art for sale in a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, printmaking wood and ceramics. This year the artist on the poster announcing this artistic event is Shelby Keefe of Milwaukee. Another masterpiece in Milwaukee Art Museum is Madame Matisse, a graphite portrait on paper, captures the artist’s wife in emotional depth but without sentimentality. On Sunday, June 20, this exhibition, where Matisse experimented with his creative muse and dealt with the gravity of World War I, is closed.