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 13th installment on Friday, May 31. 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.

Melt Chocolates
Melt Chocolates is thrilled to welcome art collector Scott L. for the Spring 2024 BVGN. Recently captivated by the art world, Scott showcases an eclectic collection that marries his newfound love for historical masterpieces with a vibrant passion for street art. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience original works from legendary artists like Picasso, Dali, Rembrandt, and contemporary street artist KEF!

New Barons Brewing Co-Op

Artwork by Nikki Johnson, live music from Cozy Danger, Cool Cool Cool & more, Wild Oak BBQ & Hidden Kitchen food trucks.

Sun Milk
Featuring small business owner and artist Ashley Johnson, offering an “open house” style event where visitors can check out the business and purchase the embroidered apparel on display.

Component Brewing

Stop by our taproom to see work from Dawn Carrillo from ReMuse and her collection of old paintings that are repurposed and spruced up with the addition of notable pop culture characters, and Andrew Hatlevig from Stifflizard’s Realm, a digital art project that creates new mystical creatures and worlds conjured up in the deepest parts of his mind.


Featuring the astounding Photography from Michael Burmesch.

Twisted Path Distillery

Hosting the artwork of Anton Carter.

Torzala Brewing Company
Come enjoy a pint or two at Torzala Brewing Company while chatting with returning local artist Amy Rose. She’ll have her fun, humorous, creative pieces on display and ready for purchase. TBCo will also host Brush Box. “Brush Box is a community focused, therapeutic arts company that curates hand packed art kits and develops art programming throughout the city of Milwaukee. Founder Amber Thomas is an Art Therapist who used her knowledge of therapeutic techniques to curate activities that combine the joy of creating with moments of regulation and reflection.”  An array of art kits will be on display and available for purchase. Kits are appropriate for ages 3-100!

House Of Gaud

Vintage home furnishings and gift shop House of Gaud welcomes Milwaukee-based multidisciplinary artist and designer Jannet Dženeta Habibovic (she/her/hers). Join us for fresh vintage furniture, home accessories, and Jannet’s fabulous live fashion illustrations. Enjoy light refreshments while you strike a pose and bask on vintage sofas.

Stories Of The Streets Vintage
Stories of the Streets welcomes interdisciplinary artist Basha Harris and their small batch, bespoke jewelry to the showroom.

Studio Ehr

Architecture and Interiors firm Studio Ehr invites you to visit the studio, explore our design work and enjoy light refreshments while mingling. Featuring artisan and friend, Chimenti Studios. Italian plaster craftswoman Carrie Chimenti will show custom wall finishes, low relief sculpted walls and hand stenciled surfaces far beyond the scope of wallpaper.

Enlightened Brewing

Enlightened will be welcoming our friend Margaret Muza for Bay View Gallery Night again for a Tintype Photography pop-up. She’ll be taking tin-type portraits on-site on various size plates that develop before your eyes, then they’re available to you after she applies a durable finish at her studio. Enlightened will have fresh beer and Sweet Smoke BBQ will be serving food from 5-7pm or until they run out.

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.

1840 Brewing Company
Bay View ceramic artist Michael Ware will be showing his latest abstract ceramic sculptures along with a selection of recent functional wood fired and 3D printed pottery. Michaels complex and vibrant sculptures pair well with 1840’s beverages, it’s a match made in hop heaven.

The Bindery

We’re so thrilled to feature local textile artist Grace Rother, who will be showing a series of quilts pieced around concepts of homeland and homecoming.  This year we’ll also offer a *ticketed* tour of our bindery and print shop: register here! Can’t wait to see everyone again!

Mac’s Pet Depot BarkPark

Doggie and Human desserts! Festuring Koree Dene, showing one of a kind, Abstract Fine Art Paintings using local Wood, Bark, Sticks, and Vines mixed with paint heavily layered in a multidimensional painting.

Mac’s Pet Depot Barkery

Dog art project, wine appetizers!


Play Tilt Brush VR to create your own digital, 3D art and enjoy artwork by local artist Burton J Gross: Video Game and Other Pop Culture Paintings and Sculptures. He is known for his energetic and lively pop-culture and nostalgic fan art pieces that bridge the gap between pop culture and fine art. Our backyard beer garden, The Bonus Level, will be open with yard games, cocktails for purchase, and live music in a cozy atmosphere (weather permitting).

Tease Salon

Hand crafted soaps and jewelry – Kira (age 13). Twisted Copper wire creations and gnome creations: Kyle Gorzalski. Artwork by Cudahy High School senior students. Milwaukee Candle Co. – Launching Pride (donation based) candle to support MKE LGBT Center. Wine provided.

Revel Bar

Artwork on display by local artists: Lisza Battikha (Fine & Contemporary mixed media art & live painting from 5-9), Felipe Franco (Mexican American Urban Art), Dee Hutch (Street art, mixed media), and Mariah Skenandore (mixed media art).
Featuring specialty craft cocktails, and raffles.

Artwork By Roxane Mayeur

Open Studio and Sale. Roxane will be showing her encaustic works (beeswax and resin) and cold wax paintings, along with smaller gift items. For the event, Roxane will share her space with an installation of hundreds of ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) created in collaboration with a group of local artists.

Clover features the artwork of over 20 female Milwaukee artists. Ever rotating, and nature themed, swing in to view their work tonight, or all year long. Light refreshments will be served.

Cafe LuLu

Featuring the work of local favorite, Daniel Fleming.

Local artist Julian Correa will be displaying original paintings and artwork. Other artists TBA. We will have food and drink specials during the event. Details on specials TBA.

The Muse Guesthouse

The Muse Gallery Guesthouse will be open to view the art of 11 local artists and more. Refreshments while they last. Featured artists: Jessica Laub, Joe Zoltak, Darlene Hagopian, September Rain, Sharon Mergener, Natalie Shumylo, Leah Jurgens, Anita Burgermeister, John Kowalczyk, Stacy Ollman, and Amy Schmutte. Curator: Amy Schmutte.

Fiber Fever

Fiber Fever is thrilled to present the debut of Milwaukee Illustrator Lauren Marvell‘s latest creations: 3-dimensional miniature Monster busts. While you might assume these monsters are only fitting for Halloween, think again! These quirky creatures are taking a summer vacation and are ready to bring some spooky fun to the sunny season. Alongside Marvell’s whimsical monsters, Fiber Fever will also unveil a collection of hand-dyed yarn inspired by this delightfully eerie summertime theme. Join us for the perfect Monster Mashup!

The Magnet Factory MKE

The Magnet Factory is pleased to welcome the following artists for the latest installment of Bay View Gallery Night: J.R. Busch, Michael Change, Chris Tishler, meep, Rachel Frisk, Terry Tayler, sturgeonsdesigns, BART.

Heirloom MKE

Showing the video-game inspired works of artist Daniel Ross Lanza.

The Stone

CITY FOOLS is a band made up of local Milwaukee music veterans (Tommy Tiedjens, Chris Lehmann, Drew Ingle and George Mireles) that bring the energy with garage and funk sounds.

Body Language Pilates
Featuring DJ Tee Obee, playing a range of music to accompany the art work. Christopher T Woods, whose art work fuses etherial nature scapes that are almost abstract. In addition, Celestial designs by Susan will have a booth selling beaded jewelry.

Modern Physical Medicine & The Point Chiropractic

Modern Physical Medicine & The Point Chiropractic invite you to join us for an open house at our wellness studio. Enjoy tasty bites and refreshments, along with photography of Bay View’s own, Michael Schroeder. Additional featured artists TBA.

Edie Bestul Hair Studio

This charming Bay View business will be featuring several different artists from Wisconsin and beyond, with all of their beautiful paintings priced to sell! Also to feature a book signing / DVD sale by Oliver Bestul, local author of the chapter book series “The Zodiac Dozen” and co-director of the horror film “Poppit”. Beverages and macaron cookies will also be available for your enjoyment. An affordable stop on Bay View Gallery Night!

Rev Pop

Hosting live music as part of Bay View Jazz Fest.

Lion’s Tooth
Lion’s Tooth co-owner Cris Siqueira presents prints inspired by her work-in-progress comic “May You Get What You Want.” Cris is a Brazilian cartoonist, multimedia artist and 2023-2024 Ruth Arts Mary L. Nohl Alumni Award fellow.

Semolina MKE

Semolina MKE is proud to host artist Angela DeStefanis whose work includes hand woven textiles, paintings, and potted succulents. As in previous years, we will be sampling wines, cheeses, and other Italian products throughout the evening.

Christina Persika of Persika Design Co. is a Milwaukee-based mixed-media artist, designer and muralist. Her work features motifs of nature and fauna that are infused with folk art, mysticism, and influences from her Scandinavian heritage. Christina’s work meets the worlds of fine and applied arts through her joyful creations of original paintings, art prints, greeting cards, and hand-made objects.

Nonfiction Natural Wines

Photography and book sales by Isaac Harris. Wine and snack specials all night.

Honeypie Cafe

We will be wrapping up our 15th Year Anniversary celebration with Bay View Gallery Night! Featuring works from the artists at Corner Stone Tattoo, we will also be offering our normal dinner service, as well as free birthday cake on the patio!

Milwaukee Makerspace

The Milwaukee Makerspace has over 600 members at 2 different locations, so the makers who will be displaying their art and works could be the widest variety you’ll find on a gallery night. There’s Stained Glass, Pottery, Woodworking, Metals, Leather, Lasers, 3D Printing, Textiles, Printing, Painting, Electronics, Machining, Jewelry… & so much more! There will be vendors as well as exhibits of works, and light refreshments. If you’ve ever wondered about that peculiar brick building at Otjen and Lenox, come in and meet us and see all the cool stuff we make!

The Newport

Featuring work from Sharon Mergener, showing a new series of mixed-media abstract paintings.

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).


Hosting printmaker/painter Paige Bauske. Show Title: Whereabouts.


Featuring Milwaukee artist, educator, and designer Sara Terrell.

Bay View Historical Society
Join us at the Bay View Historical Society’s Beulah Brinton House for Bay View Gallery Night, featuring conceptual art photographer Barbara Budish and fiber artist Heidi Parkes. Musicians Lisa Ridgely and Francesca & Tom will perform throughout the evening. Beverages of all kinds will be available. Don’t miss this great event!

South Shore Gallery & Framing

New images from artist Indie Lalonde.

Rush Mor Records

Mini Maker Faire and rally point (5 p.m.) for the Rollout BVGN Bicycle Adventure.

Ortiz Bros. Barbershop
Ortiz bros is proud to be presenting paintings by Angel Ortiz-Welniak and Jenny Jo, fiber art by Robin Dickson, and vintage clothing from 9th Place Vintage.

Alive And Fine

HOT DOG! Alive and Fine’s gone country! Join us for a group gallery show featuring over 20 artists inspired by Country and Western music of the 20th century. Grab those tight fittin jeans and boot scoot over for art of all kinds, outlaw DJs, a special vintage western collection, and live honky tonk music!

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

Featured Artist – Nicole Acosta, HOOPS Project. Also featuring –  Tarot Readings by Madam Strange Tarot- Maggie Sasso, Handmade Jewelry by MKE MAE- Emily Mae Towner, Chamoy covered treats by Bruja’s Frutas y Treats- Marta Alcantar, Earseeding by Somatic and Spiritual therapist and Earseed practitioner- Mao Beckett LCSW, LICSW EMDR certified.

Verdant CBD

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

Cache Cider

Art at the Cache Cider Tasting Room is curated by Scout Gallery. Presenting the “Grails” series by Ross Severson. See and buy collage pieces made from vintage album art and sheet music.

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.

Scout Gallery

Experience “Go Wild! 2” at Scout Gallery. The juried exhibition includes work by over 70 Milwaukee-area artists, and runs May 15th – June 30th, 2024.

ART! by Jason Krukowski
Welcome to my art studio showcasing my originals and prints! The theme is Milwaukee, love and romance, all captured in illustration or paintings. Lot’s to see and explore. A favorite by many!

Amara Studios

Amara will host Fanny of M&F FLORAL + DÉCOR; a bespoke Floral Designer and Event Décor Stylist who will be showcasing her floral arrangements and have them available to purchase as a takeaway. Inspired by the free-form beauty of florals seen in nature in the way they naturally grow, Fanny M. designs each piece with the intention to evoke/capture those same elements, movements, and emotions from nature to your space. Fanny was voted people’s choice award three days in a row during her first year (2023) participating at Art in Bloom held at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Happy Dough Lucky

Featuring Retro/Nostalgic Art (Legos, Rubix Cubes, etc.) All created by Andrew Swofford.

Hue Asian Kitchen

Featuring Briana Lovitt – 90s/2000s animation related nostalgia.

Shock Treatment Electric Tattoo
Tattoo inspired art for sale, DJ and flash specials.

Outpost Natural Foods

Staff art show and wine/food samples from a host of local vendors. Featuring Sarah Talaska (paintings), Paul Kenok (pottery), Matthew Tomczak (illustrations), Reese, Eva Nimtz Franco, Summer Bobber, and Matt Flipiak. Art in the Outpost Bay View Cafe is curated by Scout Gallery. Presenting the “Natural Remedy” series by Daniel Fleming.


Displaying work in the 2nd floor Gallery space. Featuring the work of three local female artists. Morgyn Stranahan, Julia O’ Brien, and Jessica Toman.

Beth Eaton Pottery

Performances by Vile Bees, Full Nude and Bell & Circuit. Mini makers market and a surprise guest in The Lou Gallery.

Ox Optimal

Abstract Paintings by Mike McCutcheon & Rob Sieracki. Complimentary refreshments available.

MKE Outdoor Indoor Exchange

Hosting “The Bleach Boys” and friends. The Bleach Boys are a DIY shirt brand that will have custom pieces available. They will be providing a DIY clothing experience as well.

Tasha Rae Jewelry
Join us for an evening featuring paintings by Irene Sustar (@irenesuster_art). Also introducing a new jewelry collection by Tasha Rae Jewelry, pottery and more.

H. Berg Ceramics

H. Berg Ceramics is excited to host fellow and local ceramicist Kate Riley for the evening. Kate is co-founder of The Plate Collective, she features monthly workshops at Clover, and sells her work both locally and from her website.


We will be hosting a variety artists from employees of PIE Incorporated (SmallPie, Honeypie Cafe, Palomino, and Comet Cafe). SmallPie will be open and offering small bites, drinks, and of course…PIE!

Pop-Up Sculpture by Bam Arts

Experience the poem “Never May the Fruit be Picked” by Edna St. Vincent Millay as you follow the text up, down, around, and inside life-size representations of its key poetic images — a dormant tree, an apron, orchard bins, and fallen fruits — in a luminous sculptural installation.

Tennis Courts in Humboldt Park

Bay View knitbomber Martha Lund will be knitbombing signage for “Chill on the Hill” along the tennis courts fencing. Sponsored by the Bay View Neighborhood Association.

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

Clementine’s Tavern

Showing the illustrations of Anna Rodriguez.

Arts And Science Literacy Camp

In collaboration with visual artists, Jules Borden, Corrigan Eckert, and Alexa Rojo, children from the Arts and Science Literacy Camp (ASLC) have created original one of kind artwork to be sold at gallery night. All proceeds will be used to support the camp’s scholarship program.

Cornerstone Gift Shop

The Sisters of St.Francis of Assisi welcome you to their new convent and their Cornerstone Gift Shop. Sisters featuring their work include: Sr Marcia Lunz, handcrafted fabric items, novelty and embroidered pillowcases; Sr Diane Oman, handcrafted crystal, stone and pearl jewelry; Sr Julianne Koch, young girls’ dresses and other handcrafted fabric items; Sr Charlotte Roost, machine embroidered t-shirts, and scarves with a twist; Sr Stella DeVenuta, photographs, greeting cards, watercolor assemblages and mixed media Mandalas created on vinyl record albums and 45s; Sr. Cecilia Struck, greeting cards; Sr Judy Placzkowski, decorative kitchen towels, photographs and greeting cards; Sr Helene Mertes, hand dyed and woven reed baskets.

Food Truck Friday at Morgan Park

Food Truck Friday is back for BVGN 2024! Enjoy great food, music and fun in the park. Food trucks include: Press, Olano’s Empanadas, Tots on the Street, Happy Dough Lucky and more.

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.