Lakefront Festival of Art 2016

June 17, 2016



  • Friday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • MAM After Dark, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Advance tickets $10 (click here to buy online)
  • Adults $17
  • Seniors/students $15
  • Museum Members $10
  • Three-day pass $25
  • Free for kids age 12 and under, veterans, active military, and Wisconsin K-12 teachers (with ID)


  • Lakefront Festival of Art is held on the grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum (700 North Art Museum Drive)


  • Official Festival Parking click for map
    • Festival parking is available for $10 at the following Summerfest SP+ lots: G, H, M, P.
      A complimentary shuttle will run between the lots and festival gate about every 10 minutes.
    • *Pick up locations: Summerfest South Entrance, Summerfest Main Entrance, LFOA South Entrance (look for LFOA branded “Shuttle Pick Up” Signs)
    • The shuttle runs 2 hours prior to the festival and 1 hour after festival close each day.
  • 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.


  • For over fifty years, the Lakefront Festival of Art has been bringing art to life on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Started in 1963, this three-day fund-raising event has evolved from a gathering of a handful of artists to a vibrant, exciting, and wide-ranging festival with something for everyone. With close to 30,000 attendees and over 170 jury-selected artists from across the nation, the Lakefront Festival of Art is a fun-filled destination with art, food, music, and activities for the whole family. What you find here may surprise you.
  • Named one of the top twenty art festivals in the country, the Lakefront Festival of Art is a showcase of paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, jewelry, and more, all available in a broad range of prices.


  • The Lakefront Festival of Art raises much-needed funds for the Milwaukee Art Museum—the crown jewel of our city. Just by attending you will be supporting our beloved Museum.


  • Friends of Art is the Milwaukee Art Museum’s largest volunteer support group, organizing several major fund-raising events and programs annually to benefit the Museum’s Art Acquisition and Exhibition Fund.

Special thanks to the 2016 LFOA committee members and the hundreds of volunteers who contribute their time and hard work to make this event possible.

2016 Festival Chairs: Kate Pertzsch, Mike King;
Festival Chairs Elect:
Catherine Faught Pollard, Christy Metcalf;
Friends of Art: Kim Muench;
Admissions: Steve Horner, Patrick Stanly;
Advance Tickets: Christy Metcalf;
Artists: Bernice Austin, Julia DeCicco, Kim Muench;
Buildings and Grounds: Mark Muench, Tom Dornoff;
Children’s Art: Linda Boxill, Ann Krueger, John Krueger;
Corporate: Kathy Emery;
Finance: Danielle Brinkman, Mike King, Amy Vogt, Nancy Munroe;
Food and Beverage: Nate Kraucunas, Martha Moore;
Headquarters/Information: Deborah Fabritz, Laura Lieske;
Legal: Catherine Faught Pollard;
Performing Arts: 
Kaye Giese, Andrew Hunn, Ted Brusubardis;
Poster: Nancy Munroe;
Promotions: Annette Melcher, Deborah Gerke;
Public Relations: Mary Jessen;
Sculpture Garden: Bob Wolf;
Silent Auction: Erin McGurty, Katharine Perella;
Social: Rebecca Nault, Nicole Allard;
VIP First Look: Lynn Cornwell, Linda Koenig;
 Michelle Dwyer, Pam Schaefer;
Wine Garden: Chris Fenske, Callan Kamm;
Art Museum Staff: Festival Director: Krista Renfrew;
Festival Managers: Jennifer Kobe, Molly Canan;
Festival Coordinator: Molly Mattefs;


  • ATMs are located on the festival grounds and in the Museum to serve you; major credit cards are accepted at most locations


  • Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds or inside the Milwaukee Art Museum, with the exception of service animals