Last week, we unveiled more than 50 music, comedy, and poetry acts that would be participating in the third year of Riverwest FemFest. Not only is the female-focused benefit—that’s raising funds for Date Rape Awareness Milwaukee and Milwaukee Women’s Center—expanding its entertainment and adding an additional day to its festivities (January 18-22), but there will also be an increased focus on women in the arts in 2017’s event, with 37 artists and 24 makers contributing their works to the weekend’s festivities.
A formal gallery will be held at Groovy Dog Gallery, a new Riverwest space. Meanwhile, Company Brewing’s upper level will be the site of a Maker’s Fair. Though visual art was a part of FemFest since its 2015 outset, there looks to be more of a focus on all things artistic in next January’s proceedings than ever before. As you await the daily music lineup (slated for a November 21 announcement), look at a list of talented women whose work you’ll be looking at early next year.
Makers Fair Artists
Brown Cow Vintage
Kiersten Gray (Kiersten and The Knit Shit)
Martian Press/Stephanie Lane Gage
Mia Pergl and Payton Anapol
Pink Things Mag/Sarah Sickles
FemFest Exhibition Artists
Dakotasky Elizabeth Bowen
Sarah Jane Sutterfield
Spooky Boobs Collective