Despite the streak of cold and dreariness in Milwaukee lately, spring has officially arrived. And while summer festival season still seems like it’s a lifetime away, there are few great spring arts staples happening in town to help bridge the gap between now and full-fledged festival season. One such event is Gallery Night MKE, a free happening that offers folks an opportunity to partake in “gallery hopping and art viewing” over the course of two nights in April.

Spring Gallery Night MKE will take place at a total of 28 locations on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. Many of the participating galleries and businesses are located in the Historic Third Ward, but there are also Walker’s Point, East Town, and Menomonee River Valley establishments taking part in this year’s festivities.

For more information on this spring’s installment, you can visit Gallery Night MKE’s website or download the “Gallery Night MKE” app in the Apple App or Google Play stores. You can also find more information in the press release below.


Spring Gallery Night MKE to be held Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2022

MILWAUKEE, WI – Gallery Night MKE – an evening of gallery hopping and art viewing – returns Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 uniting downtown Milwaukee and its surrounding neighborhoods through art. This free, two-day art event offers visitors the opportunity to purchase original and local art while visiting Milwaukee’s most dynamic neighborhoods. Admission is free to all venues during event hours.
Milwaukee’s vast creative culture is proudly on display during Gallery Night MKE. Showcasing art works from photography to sculpture to drawing, painting, and everything in between, the event allows the public to admire and even purchase original art by local, regional, and international artists.

This April, Gallery Night MKE features numerous venues exhibiting art throughout downtown Milwaukee neighborhoods including the Historic Third Ward, East Town, Walker’s Point, and the Menomonee River Valley.

Guests looking to make an evening out of the event can choose to dine at outstanding restaurants, and shop in unique boutiques. Reservations are highly recommended on Friday evening.

The easiest way to plan a Gallery Night MKE experience is to download the “Gallery Night MKE” app in the Apple App or Google Play stores. The app features up-to-date listings, interactive features including an easy to navigate map, information on parking, restaurants, and hotels.

Street parking in downtown Milwaukee is free after 6pm. Rent a Bublr bike or hop on The Hop streetcar to navigate to event venues. Visit online or pick up a detailed brochure at any of the participating venues.

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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.