Lakefront Festival of Art


  • June 14–16, 2024

  • Milwaukee Art Museum

  • Tickets available in advance or at the gate

  • Museum admission is included

  • Service animals are welcome

Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of art, food, music, and activities for all ages at Lakefront Festival of Art! Meet more than 100 artists from across the nation and shop paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, jewelry, and more. Sample Milwaukee flavor from local restaurants, lounge in the sunshine in the beer and wine gardens, and make art in the outdoor Kohl’s Art Studio.

This year, only digital payments are accepted at the outdoor admissions booths, beer and wine garden, and LFOA-branded merchandise tent. Bring your card or tap to pay with your phone. Cash is accepted inside the Museum at the admissions desks, the Museum Store, and the Museum Café.

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


  • Members at the Art Advocate ($250) level and above can enter the festival for free from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 14.

Friday, June 14 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday, June 16 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Receive free Lakefront Festival of Art admission when you join or renew your Museum membership at the entrance gate.

  • Buy tickets online for a discounted rate. Online ticket sales close on June 13, at 5 p.m.

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

General admission $27
$22 with online advance ticket
Museum Members $10
Free for Member kids under 18
Seniors (65+) and students $20
3-day pass $45
$40 with online advance ticket
Kids 12 and under Free
Military, veterans, and WI K–12 teachers Free

Member perks

Membership helps support the Museum’s mission to inspire and engage and includes year-round free admission to the Museum, invites to exhibition previews, discounts on special events like Lakefront Festival of Art, and more!

Discounted festival admission

Members enjoy specially priced admission to LFOA: Member adult tickets are $10 and Member children under 18 get in free. Simply show your membership card at the festival gates—advance tickets aren't needed.

Free admission when you join or renew at the festival

Receive free Lakefront Festival of Art admission for two when you join or renew your Museum membership* at the entrance gate. Join or renew at the Family/Dual ($115) level or above and also receive two drink vouchers.

*Free ticket offer valid on full-price memberships at the Individual level and above.

Friday morning free admission

Members at the Art Advocate ($250) level and above enjoy free festival admission and a complimentary beverage when they visit between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, June 14.


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







The Calatrava Underground Parking Garage is closed during Lakefront Festival of Art. The Museum Center Park garage is open and is located on Lincoln Memorial Drive, directly west of the Museum. Members receive a 20% discount on parking.

Bike parking is always free 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.


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.

Special thanks to the 2024 LFOA committee members and the hundreds of volunteers who contribute their time and hard work to make this event possible.

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


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