Since 2011, Bay View Gallery Night has organized “Milwaukee’s largest annual celebration of art, local business, music, and community.” The massive neighborhood-wide event brings together talented area artists and musicians, along with an eclectic mix of Milwaukee bars, restaurants and retailers for a large-scale happening that has quickly become a part of the Bay View tradition. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s locally-focused. What more can you ask for?

We’re pleased to report Bay View Gallery Night will return for an 12th installment on Friday, June 2. To prepare you for the bustling night ahead, we’ve assembled this quick-hitting and to-the-point guide to tell you what to expect to see, hear, experience, and drink at each of the 70-plus participating sites during this year’s Bay View Gallery Night festivities. [All descriptions courtesy of]

Lincoln Warehouse
We invite everyone to come and enjoy the various artist here at Lincoln Warehouse. With the wide variety of talents, we are sure that there is something to interest everyone. Ride the shuttle: shuttle will run in a continuous loop with stops at Lincoln Warehouse, Hide House Creative, Enlightened Brewery and Cactus Club from 5pm to 9:15pm

New Barons Brewing Coop

We invite everyone to come and enjoy the various artist here at Lincoln Warehouse. With the wide variety of talents, we are sure that there is something to interest everyone. Ride the shuttle: shuttle will run in a continuous loop with stops at Lincoln Warehouse, Hide House Creative, Enlightened Brewery and Cactus Club from 5pm to 9:15pm

Melt Chocolates
Melt Chocolates is excited to welcome Briona Conway as our featured artist for BVGN! She has experimented with many mediums, but her heart belongs to painting. Briona’s work falls into the modern contemporary category. She is inspired by other arts of work, specifically by lesser known artists.

Twisted Path Distillery

Local art coupled with local craft cocktails and spirits. Paintings by Joe Bree, cocktails by Twisted Path.

Torzala Brewing Company

Hosting three local artists that’ll have their pieces displayed and available for purchase. Come check out the works of Amy Rose, Diego Heredia and videovomit while enjoying a flight or pint of our liquid art.

House Of Gaud

House of Gaud, a vintage furniture and home goods shop at the Lincoln Warehouse, is hosting Rachal Duggan aka Rad Illustrates, a Milwaukee-based illustrator and author. Known for her highly coveted booty portraits, Rachal’s new book “All Butts are Good Butts” will be featured in the shop. Light refreshments and fresh vintage while they last!

Stories Of The Streets Vintage

Hosting Bay View artist Jim Ford’s work in our vintage showroom for this Spring’s Gallery night. We will be offering light refreshments and complimentary styling advice.

MOR Bakery
Featured Artist: Mb Squared Photography (Michael Burmesch) – Traveling MKE, WI iPhone photographer capturing all of this midwestern gem and Greater Wisconsin at large.

Component Brewing


Showing work from Marty Peters.

Wheel and Sprocket & Joy Ride Cafe

Wheel and Sprocket’s Bay View location, a 100 year old former lumber industry equipment manufacturing facility complete with cream city brick, massive picturesque windows, a gift shop filled with local makers bike related items and the Joy Ride Cafe, we will be hosting 3 local artists: Bryce Coppersmith (sculpture and jewelry), Daniel Lanza (retro video game inspired mixed-media), and Jill Kenehan-Krey (mixed media and photographs).

Enlightened Brewing
Hosting one-time Pfister Artist in Residence Margaret Muza for walk-in-only Tin Type Photography Sessions. Have your tin type photo taken and developed on-site and Margaret will finish them in her studio to be mailed out to you shortly after Gallery Night (prices TBD). Ride the shuttle: shuttle will run in a continuous loop with stops at Lincoln Warehouse, Hide House Creative, Enlightened Brewery and Cactus Club from 5pm to 9:15pm.

Hilbert St.

Wild Workouts and Wellness
Artwork by Paula Bausch, and her students at Franklin High School

Eyes On The Lake
Work from Milwaukee favorite Luke Chapelle

Milwaukee Makers Market
M.M.M. is BACK for BVGN! Check out an eclectic mini Milwaukee Makers Market inside Zillman Park with Local Small Businesses – Sponsored by 88.9 Radio Milwaukee.

The Bindery

The Bindery is Milwaukee’s sole traditional book bindery, plus a community print shop offering letterpress, Risography, professional digital print/layout services, and more! Open house 5pm to 8pm or join us for a public tour and demonstration at 7pm. This Gallery Night we’re honored to feature specialty zines and prints from local artisans, Robert Trettin and Nomka Egi. Please come check out their work highlighted in our retail area, all evening long.

1840 Brewing Company

Lauren Zens is a Milwaukee-based abstract contemporary painter, specializing in geometric compositions inspired by nature and architecture. Join her at 1840 to pinch in on a collaborative art project, or drink your favorite beer while sampling some pages from Lauren’s forthcoming coloring book. Artmaking tools provided, and all ages welcome!

Mac’s Pet Depot and Mac’s Pet Depot Barkery
Dog art, human food and wine.

Check out a huge collection of Geek themed art from local artist Burt Gross. Try our VR stations for free and create your own piece of art in virtual reality using Tilt Brush. Also, check out our brand-new backyard Tiki Garden! Play classic video games, giant Jenga, connect 4, and much more.

Voyageur Book Shop

Enjoy a preview of Milwaukee’s first-ever typewriter festival, QWERTYFEST MKE (June 23-25) and pick up a copy of Qwerty Quarterly Zine. Additionally Anja Notanja Sieger will be typing custom poems and typewritten portraits.

Tease Salon

Vincent Ricketts: A Stylist at Tease. acrylic paint and prisma-colored pencils on watercolor paper. Two collections: one on addiction. One on Fantasy; Eric Zavala: Stylist at Tease: 35mm film photography; Art from Lauren Marvell Illustration; Art from Cudahy High School Students.

Sparrow Collective
Locally made art and gifts.

Tippecanoe Herbs And Apothecary

Paintings by Jon McGee.

Revel Bar

Felipe Franco – Mexican American Urban Art (live painting), Lisza Battikha – Mixed Media (live painting), Tiffany Rosetto-Josing – Abstract Realism.

Artwork by Roxane Mayeur

Open Studio and Sale. roxartmke is a private art studio in Bay View with the best bird’s-eye view! Roxane will be showing her encaustic works (beeswax and resin) and cold wax paintings, along with smaller gift items. In addition, several guest artists will be sharing artwork created at encaustic workshops taken at the studio.

Here at Clover we have a wall dedicated to displaying and selling art created by female artists from the greater Milwaukee area. Swing by the shop on gallery night for a meet and greet with some of our talented artists! Refreshments will be served.

Sparrow Boutique & Gift

Mandala & Woodburned Paintings with Bear & Buffalo

Cafe LuLu


Jacqlynn Murphy: Drawing & Painting (originals & prints), Medium: Pen & Ink, Acrylics, & Watercolor; Sam Clark: Observational photography; Sarah Bell: Prints & Paintings.

The Muse
Open house from 6:00-9:00 p.m. with refreshments while they last.  New exhibition curated by Amy Schmutte that includes art by Carolyn Wonders, Joe Zoltak, Jamie Allard, Catherine Lottes, Natalie Shumylo, Thom Ertl, Julie Anna Freund, John Kowalczyk, Stacy Ollmann, Sharon Mergener, Elias Zaniniri and Amy Schmutte.

Sugar Maple

Snacks! A finger licking exhibition. A curated show based on “snacks.”

Highbury Pub

Enjoy local art, craft beer and cocktails.

Tonic Tavern

Peek inside the mind of artist Brian Hibbard as he weaves a dreamscape of fun and colorful mixed media artworks.

Tulum Latin Gastropub
Featuring Joshua “Seven” Taylor, a self-taught painter who discovered his talent upon emerging from six weeks of silence following a traumatic life event.

Fiber Fever

Local art and hand dyed yarn. Paintings will be featured from Lauren Marvel.

Bay View Bowl

Featuring Morrissey Tuszynski, a multidisciplinary artist that focuses mainly on photography and sculpture work.

The Magnet Factory MKE

Rev Pop
Studio open house featuring screen-printed and mixed media collage work curated from founder Scott Starr‘s film photography, found type, and painted graphic collections gathered in travels throughout Europe and on North American road trips. Enjoy a live showcase performance of Jamie Breiwick‘s latest jazz album, Awake: Volume 2- The Music of Don Cherry, from 7-9 PM in the Woods Room. Shop the debut of Bonafide, a new retail experience established at Rev Pop by Studio Manager Kendall Mann, purveyor of collected heirlooms, handmade goods crafted in-house, plus exclusive collaborations with local makers and artists. Explore her personal archive collection of rare jewelry and other keepsake pieces, meticulously and serendipitously sourced during inspiring tours of the Southwest.

Lion’s Tooth

Diana Chu and Ben Grzenia of BearBear will be showing work from their project  “A Mary Nohl Sunrise”, about one of Milwaukee’s most important artists, focusing on Mary’s old home and art environment in Fox Point.

Semolina is excited, once again, to feature the art and music of Chris Tishler! Join us for a glass of wine, delicious cheeses, and samples of some of our Italian specialty products.


Featuring work from Milwaukee artist Whitney (Anderson) Nettles.

Small Studio Brand Shop

Jewelry by Margie Edwards, Photography by James Baumeister, and Live Music with Daniel.

Nonfiction Natural Wines

Stained glass pieces by Lauren Landa on display and available for purchase. Complimentary welcome cocktail along with our regular food and bar menu available all night long.


Jenna Valoe will be showing a new collection of work entitled We Are Here, It Is Now. These pieces explore ideas about gathering together, being present and finding peace in our daily lives as expressed through quilts, flags and risograph prints. Goodkind will be open with full bar and kitchen menus from 5-10pm.

Puddler’s Hall

Featuring four local Bay View artists including Christine Burke (acrylic paintings), Amy Captain (mixed media), Kimberly Geszvain (abstract), and Samantha Henson (pen/ink, watercolor).

Rushmor Records

Featuring work from Maeve Jackson, and rally point for the Rollout BVGN Bicycle Adventure
Artist and filmmaker, Maeve Jackson, is showing a series of photographs that were featured on the recent album of Marielle Allschwang & The Visitations, “Somewhere to Swim”.  The sensibility of the photographs reflect the melodies and arrangements of the riveting album. Featuring a ‘tiny desk’ concert by Marielle Allschwang & Adam Krause performing music from their titled album, “Somewhere to Swim.”
Ortiz Bros. Barbershop
Ortiz Bros is proud to be hosting painter Angel Ortiz-Welniak and textile artist Robin Dickson, as well as vintage clothing from 9th Place Vintage.

Alive And Fine
Let’s go to the mall! Grab your buds and an Orange Julius at Galleria Alive and Fine. This group show features over 30 artists of all mediums inspired by MALL CULTURE!

The Art School

The Art School welcomes to you to its group art exhibition, showcasing the impressive paintings and drawings of adult and youth students from a broad range of experience levels. Come and meet the instructors, experience the unconventional classroom facility and enjoy the art!

Luna Verde Beauty & Wellness

Faced- works by Jeff Morrison, Jewelry by: Emily Mae Towner, Astrological Readings by Emily Hall– Mystic Magnolia Astrology.

Best Eyebrowz
A variety of textiles and jewelry from Indian Artisans will be on display.

Verdant CBD

On display will be works by Victoria Bernd, a watercolor and pencil artist. Her art is inspired by music and nature, and the stories they tell her.

Shape Up Shoppe

3 local artists with work available for sale, displayed. Fixed wall art including 8-foot oversized album covers, foil walls, 15-foot marlin, sun mural, sculptures by UWW art department and more. Drumming outside with Congas by Dennis Newman professional drummer. Beverages.

Cache Cider

“Ode to the Apple” – an apple-inspired group exhibition. See a modern interpretation of one of art history’s favorite subjects, “the apple,” in this outstanding group show put together by Scout Gallery. Featuring art by: Ann Baer, Luke Chappelle, Stephanie Copoulos-Selle, Daniel Fleming, Eric Michael Hancock, Ann Hetzel, Maggie Hubbard, Dara Larson, Madeline Martin, Jeff Redmon, Carol Rode-Curley, and Chris Tishler.

Hide House

We invite everyone to come and enjoy the various artists here at Hide House Creative. With the wide variety of talents, we are sure that there is something to interest everyone. Ride the shuttle: shuttle will run in a continuous loop with stops at Lincoln Warehouse, Hide House Creative, Enlightened Brewery and Cactus Club from 5pm to 9:15pm

Jungle Gems

We’re a vintage streetwear brand so we have a small collection of original, vintage posters of black musicians that we’ll have artist paint onto for display celebrating Black Music Month.

Scout Gallery

Scout is proud to bring you “Scout’s Honor 2” an exhibition in the newly renovated gallery space, featuring artwork by Scout studio artists, Dara Larson, Sue Lawton, Madeline Martin, Ann Hetzel, Terry Tayler, Emily Porter, Stephanie Copoulos-Selle, and Joe Bonelli.

Art By The Artist Jason Krukowski
Art by Jason! It’s all about art in his creative studio showcasing his love for the city of Milwaukee. See original art about love, romance and humor. Original and prints for sale all by Jason Krukowski.

Slow Wave Vintage

Amara is a new vintage retail project that provides an original approach to curation. Created by Slow Wave and Studio Atamo, Amara represents the union between quality and distinction. Amara will host Basha Harris; an avant garde, fine jewelry artist with a natural, organic feel to her work. DJ Kitty Spit + friends will provide the sound for the night.

Serpentine Salvage

Explore our showroom & shop our curated selection of vintage clothing, accessories & home goods.

Akara Arts

Featuring artwork from Maxwell LaCroix, Verity Autumn, Gerardo Soto, Garrett Bisbee, Sara Baenen, Brandon Minga, Francisco Ramirez, Joshua Abraham, and Benjamin Pollock.

Outpost Natural Foods
In the cafe, see beautiful mosaics and cutouts by John Kowalczyk. John’s work is inspired by myth, folklore, magic, and joy. Color and pattern are ubiquitous in his art like the all seeing eyes that inspire a sense of wonder. Also featuring staff artwork from: Eva Franco – Evachu Art, Keychains, stickers, bookmarks, small paintings and prints; Matthew Tomczak – Art and Illustration, Cosmic paintings; Shema Ebrahimnejad – Acrylic pour paintings; Sarah Talaska – Glitterghoul, Glitter-filled resin pins and earrings; Vermis – Crocheted hats, accessories, and creatures; Dré Black – mixed media paintings and portraits; Matt Filipiak – nature and landscape photography; Paul Kenok – pottery; Kait Ryan – original artwork and prints of animals and wildlife; Kana Harris, a.k.a. DJ Apple Pie, will be spinning records from 5 PM to 9 PM

Amity Loft

Displaying a watercolor collection from Natalie Copperman.

Beth Eaton Pottery

Mini makers market.

Ox Optimal

Featuring art by Jeremy Matick (paintings) and Rob Sieracki (paintings).

MKE Outdoor Indoor Exchange


H. Berg Ceramics
H. Berg Ceramics shop and studio is thrilled to host fellow ceramicist Jessica Egan of Little Fire Ceramics, also located in Bay View, WI. Together they look forward to bringing you a diverse selection of handmade wares, from petite vessels to dinnerware collections to shop for the evening.

Tasha Rae Jewelry

Tasha Rae Jewelry new collection plus work by guest jeweler Emily Klopstein.

Small Pie

Live music from the Cudahy High School Ensemble, Live portrait drawings, and the PIE INC Makers Market.

The Vine @ Humboldt Park
Live Jazz as part of Bay View Jazz Fest at the Humboldt Park Beer Garden presented by Humboldt Park Friends.

Lotus Pond In Humboldt Park

Knit bomber Martha Lund pop art installation titled “Necklace” in Humboldt Park.

Clementine’s Tavern
Featuring Daniel Fleming Artist and Designer

Supermoon Beer Co.

Gallery wall display featuring paintings from local artist Mushy Brain (@mushybrain). Special draft only beer tapping of Oak Fermented Saison Bay View.

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