Lakefront Festival of Art


  • Friday–Sunday, June 16–18

  • South Lawn of the Milwaukee Art Museum

  • Tickets Available in Advance or at the Gate

  • Museum Admission Is Included

  • Service Animals Are Welcome

Milwaukee’s Lakefront Festival of Art is back! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of art, food, music, and activities for all ages at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Support the arts by shopping paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, and jewelry from more than 100 artists from across the nation. Sample Milwaukee flavor from local restaurants, and lounge in the sunshine in the Beer Garden or Wine Garden.

The festival continues, rain or shine. Come prepared by bringing your umbrella. Admission includes access to the Museum—stop in to explore the galleries and join a drop-in tour.


  • Museum Members at the Art Advocate level ($200) or above can enter the festival for free from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 16. Show your membership card at the gate.

Friday, June 16 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, June 18 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Receive free admission for two when you purchase (or renew) a full-price Museum membership at a festival entrance gate.

  • Advance online

    Buy tickets online for a discounted rate. Online ticket sales close on June 15, at 5 p.m.

  • Tickets include access to Lakefront Festival of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

3-Day Pass (In advance) $25
General Admission (In advance) $17
3-Day Pass $30
General Admission $22
Members $10

Member kids 17 and under are free

Students and Seniors (65+) $17

Students with current ID

Kids 12 and Under, Military, Veterans, WI K–12 Teachers Free

Military, veterans, and teachers with ID


Take a sneak peek at the artists from across the nation whose creations will be featured at the festival.



Drawing + Pastels






Mixed Media–2D

Mixed Media–3D







Garage parking is available at Museum Center Park located on Lincoln Memorial Drive, directly west of the Museum. The Calatrava underground parking garage will be closed during Lakefront Festival of Art.

Free bike parking is located on the festival grounds near the south entrance.

Street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and fees may apply. Please observe all City of Milwaukee parking signs in areas surrounding the festival.

A still from a timelapse of the Burke Brise Soleil’s wings opening and closing on a sunny day. Museum visitors stand and capture the building’s mechanics facing Lake Michigan from the Reiman Bridge.

This year’s poster designer is Krista Allenstein.

Meet the artist


The festival would not be possible without volunteer support organized by Friends of Art, a support group of the Milwaukee Art Museum. For information on how to get involved, contact


Lakefront Festival of Art is organized by Friends of Art (FOA), a support group of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The mission of FOA is to raise funds, used primarily for exhibitions and acquisition of art; to cultivate leaders and volunteers in support of the Museum; and to promote awareness and appreciation of the Museum and visual arts.

Every year, FOA recruits hundreds of volunteers, who work together to make Lakefront Festival of Art possible. To the 2023 LFOA committee members and volunteers—thank you.

Friends of Art President: Will Belke
2023 Festival Chairs: Rissy Fiora and Debbie Gerke


Contributing Sponsors

  • Blue Moon logo
  • PNC Bank logo
  • Kohl’s logo
  • Milwaukee Airport logo

Media Sponsor

  • MKE Lifestyle logo

Special Festival Friends

  • Jimmy Luv’s Bloody Mary Mix

  • Kubin-Nicholson

  • Saz’s Hospitality Group

Exhibition policy

The Milwaukee Art Museum and Friends of Art (FOA) do not receive any part of the proceeds from the sale of artwork at Lakefront Festival of Art. All art sales are strictly between the patron and the exhibitor, and because the Museum/FOA are not part of the transaction, they have no responsibility for the sale. Although FOA cannot resolve problems related to sales transactions, they are interested in your feedback and would like to know if you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your purchase.