Lakefront Festival of Art

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  • June 14-16, 2024

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.

2023 Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 LFOA winning artists!

Helen Gotlib, Printmaking
Katie Musolff, Painting
Aaron Macsai, Jewelry
Tiffany Ownbey, Mixed Media 2D
Rosy Petri, Mixed Media 2D
Mark Sudduth, Glass
Michael Schwegmann, Ceramics

2023 Artists

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



Drawing + Pastels






Mixed Media–2D

Mixed Media–3D







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


To LFOA committee members and volunteers—thank you.

Friends of Art President: Will Belke
2024 Festival Chairs: Nancy Munroe and Heather Varady

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.