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 event 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? How about a second Gallery Night in 2022?

That’s right! A few months after hosting its spring edition on June 3, Bay View Gallery Night is back for an early autumn installment on Friday, September 30. 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 participating sites during this year’s Bay View Gallery Night festivities. [All descriptions courtesy of]

Lincoln Warehouse
Lincoln Warehouse Management will be providing a shuttle bus that stops at Lincoln Warehouse, Hide House Creative and two other Bay View businesses that are TBD. We invite everyone to come and enjoy the various artists 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 excited to feature two host two artists for Fall 2022 BVGN! Amy Beattie is a multimedia artist who works from her home studio in Belgium, WI. Amy focuses her attention on functional ceramics, painting and mixed media painting. She works in many artistic styles with imagery revolving around Americana and the Midwest landscape, the human experience and color abstracts. Diego Heredia is a local Xicano Milwaukee artist from the north side of the city. Diego is heavily influenced by indigenous lore and art that focuses on life/ death. He hopes his pieces help alleviate some fear and discomfort of our inevitable transitioning into the next journey of our afterlife.

Torzala Brewing Company

Torzala Brewing Company is new to the neighborhood! Stop by our taproom, enjoy a beer or three and check out Art Prints by Amy Rose and Artwork/Toy Designs by videovomit.

Component Brewing

Paintings by Joe Zoltak, Photography by Denise Schanz, Paintings by Dawn Carillo, Custom Tables by Redefined and Co, and Blown glass by J. Staub Fine Art.

Enlightened Brewing

Live Music by local Grateful Dead cover band Deadelijk (said: Dead-Alike) Live art creation by Bigshot Robot (aka Dave Zimmerman)  Live lettering and signage demonstration – painting of Enlightened Brewing Company’s van by Chris Walker.

The Backyard

Featuring artists: Dev and Tetrahedron Art / Liz Hoover.

The Bindery

The Bindery will be open 5pm to 8pm for a casual, open-call community zine, chapbook, and print swap/sale, plus a collaborative, interactive experience (TBD: come find out)! Community members: please plan to bring a few zines, art-prints, posters and chapbooks to swap or sell night-of. Details will be posted on our social media. A Bindery Tour/Q&A with the owner will be hosted at 7p.m.

1840 Brewing Company

Artist Odessa Dalton is currently a student at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) pursuing a major in Communication Design with a minor in Illustration. Creating both traditional and digital art, her pieces showcase bold colors and sharp contrast while experimenting with various mediums. Her work often features portraiture.

Mac’s Pet Depot

Dog Butter paintings, human food and wine.

Voyageur Book Shop

Laura “Funk God” Becker will supply funky jams while making a live soul-painting. Boogie on down to create your own psychedelic soul art and get into the groove. Also, custom poems composed live on a typewriter by Anja Notanja Sieger will be outside the shop.

Tease Salon
Artwork by Vincent Ricketts (Acrylic paint and Prismacolored pencil), and Handmade Jewelry and accessories by DynamoDuo.

Tippecanoe Herbs & Apothecary

Featured artist: Maddie and the Moon.

Revel Bar

$6 specialty mules and martinis, art for sale by local artists: Queen Kel the Creator, Lisza Battikha , Felipe Franco, 414 prints by local photographer Chris Haase, and live painting by Felipe Franco and Lisza Battikha.

Artwork by Roxane Mayeur
Open studio and sale at roxartmke. Roxane Mayeur will be offering a studio tour and exhibiting her encaustic (beeswax and resin) mixed media paintings. Roxane welcomes photographer Stephanie Bartz who will be showing her expressive cyanotype prints and legendary dog portraits.

Clover MKE

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.

Cafe LuLu

Lulu is featuring Abstract oil painter Anton Carter, with several large scale pieces on display. These works straddle the line between the abstract and the representational.

The Newport
Featuring works from Willard Kolstad.

The Muse

Artist fair outside in the parking lot and a DJ. Refreshments while they last. Featured artists inside: Julie Anna Freund, Natalie Shumylo, Thom Ertl, Catherine Lottes, Jamie Allard, Kitty Dyble-Thompson, John Kowalczyk, Sharon Mergener, Renee Luna Bebeau, Amy Schmutte.

Sugar Maple

Erik James, our featured artist, a Milwaukee native and father of four, has been actively creative his entire life. His latest works are a mix of abstraction and representation, and are a colorful glimpse into his fascination with nature and the human condition.

Enjoy local art, craft beer and cocktails.

Tonic Tavern

Scout Gallery brings a showing of modern scenic paintings by Luke Chappelle. You may recognize an interesting spin on some Bay View spots like the Dollar Store, the back of Target, or the Cigarette and Vape store.

Tulum Latin Gastropub

The Tulum Latin Gastopub presents artwork by local artist Joshua Taylor (Seven), curated by Stacy Kujawa. DJ Topher will be spinning tunes early in the evening.

Bay View Bowl

Showing work from Curtis Miller A.k.A American illusion.

The Magnet Factory MKE

The Magnet Factory is excited to feature the following artists! Painting/Mixed Media works by: Maggie Hubbard, Michael Rinderle, Nova Czarnecki, Terry Tayler, Grace Umek, Dave Watkins, Sara Graf, Michael Change, Linocut prints by Christopher Gill– Gilfalo Art Design, Textile art by Ashley Dugan Schettl, Photography by Nikki Yenter, Ceramic works by Cathy Elsinger– Studio Cielo Ceramics, and DJ sets by Sahan!

Sky High Skateboardshop & Gallery
Collective works of Shannon Zamora (hand carved assemblage sculptures using discarded skateboards and other found materials) and Shelly Johnson (aka RUIN, mixed media paintings).

Lion’s Tooth

Live screen printing with Living Shadow c/o INVIS and art by local artist Francisco Ramirez. Bring shirts to print or buy one from Lion’s Tooth: $5 for printing your own shirt, $10 to get a shirt + printing. Fun for kids and adults, come hang out with us!

Semolina MKE
Featuring artist Chris Tishler. We will also have wine and cheese available.


Nellie Vance is a Milwaukee-based designer and artist. She works as a graphic designer at a marketing agency and a freelancer with local wellness and community outreach organizations. Outside of digital design, her mediums are predominantly drawing and painting. Recently she has been interested in exploring themes of identity and sensory memory/recall.

Puddler’s Hall

Featuring three local Bay View artists including Christine Burke, Amy Captain, and Samantha Henson.

Beulah Brinton House

Locally curated art from Daniel Fleming (abstract) and Barbara Budish (eclectic art and photography) will be displayed at the Historic Beulah Brinton House. Hear live music from Joey Lael (acoustic folk) and David Drake (folk) while enjoying refreshments.

Akara Arts

Featuring the art of Sara Baenen and Verity Autumn, as well as a musical performance by Emissary.

Beth Eaton Pottery & The Lou Gallery

Mini makers market and Lou Gallery show featuring works by Stella Mireles & Jose Nuno from F*cked Since Birth.

South Shore Gallery And Framing

Early works of Indie LaLonde and more.

Alive And Fine

It’s the Alive and Fine Kid Show! Come see over 25 young artists showcasing works of all kinds! This group show features artists aged twelve and younger!

Crafty Cow
Hosting an art show with Danny Duffy and BigShotRobot. They will also be available to talk about the mural that they painted onto the parklets.

Altered State Of Mind

Altered State of Mind is Milwaukee’s premier metaphysical shop. We have over 27 local vendors and artists. From handmade candles, soaps, sprays to paintings and wire wrap jewelry and so much more.

Cache Cider

See whimsical cutouts and mosaics by renowned local artist John Kowalczyk.

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. Lincoln Warehouse Management will be providing a shuttle bus that stops at Hide House Creative, Lincoln Warehouse and two other Bay View businesses that are TBD.

Scout Gallery
Scout is hosting an art exhibition titled “Political Siege” by Dara Larson. “This art is often focused upon heightened news cycles and seeks to capture small details that will be lost over time as new challenges and opportunities continue to cascade into our current attention. It is a siege of information that impacts our politics unless we have chosen to avoid the writing on the wall.” Artist studios are also open to explore.

Art By 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.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.

Alchemist Vintage

Event will include vintage clothing, handmade jewelry & art prints for sale!

Slow Wave Vintage
Located in the Hide House, Slow Wave Vintage will be hosting Paloma Wilder’s bond permanent bracelet bar. Come get bonded while shopping Milwaukee’s premier vintage in the showroom.

Serpentine Salvage
Explore our new Showroom, sip on a tasty beverage & shop our curated selection of vintage clothing, accessories & home goods.

Sam’s Tap
Local artists on display.

Bay View Community Center

Join us for opening night of our Kid’s Gallery featuring dozens of creative works by children and youth (paintings, drawings, mixed media, and photography). BVCC will also feature retro-video game inspired works by local mixed-media artist Daniel Ross Lanza, including Nintendo shadow boxes, papercraft, and pop-art themed paintings.

Clementine’s Tavern
Stop by this classic Bay View neighborhood bar and see work from Mike McGuinness.

Supermoon Beer Co.

Gallery Showcase with Tanner MacArthur.

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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.