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

Anika Kowalik
Brown Cow Vintage
Carmen Quinlivan
Elizabeth Sealey
Heather Oetzel
Jenna Knapp
Jennifer Velazquez
Kiersten Gray (Kiersten and The Knit Shit)
Lauren Marvell
Liz Smith
Lulu Rader
Martian Press/Stephanie Lane Gage
Melissa Johnson
Mia Pergl and Payton Anapol
Michelle Eigenberger
Pink Things Mag/Sarah Sickles
Saebra Laken
Shannon Connor
SolAh Do
Stephanie Steinhauer
Whitney Salgado
Yesca Jimenez

Live Painting:
Hope Wernicke
Hanna Bruer

FemFest Exhibition Artists

Alice Waraxa
Anika Kowalik
Ariana Vaeth
Brian Pfister
Chloé Gutmann
Cristina Ossers
Dakotasky Elizabeth Bowen
Dana Marks
Elizabeth Rath
Gabriela Riveros
Gabrielle Tesfaye
Hannah Best
Janelle VanderKelen
Jasmine McMasters
Katie Gamb
Kellymarie Stamper
Kierston Ghaznavi
LaNia Sproles
Laura Hunter
Layton Schiebel
Lexy Garza
Maeve Jackson
Melissa Johnson
Nellie Vance
Rachel Clark
Raychael Norton
Riley Niemack
Sandra Boskamp
Sandy Manikowski
Sarah Jane Sutterfield
Shelley Peckham
SolAh Do
Spooky Boobs Collective
Sydney Lange
Whitney Salgado

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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.