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Milwaukee, Wisconsin • September 8 & 9, 2018 • Saturday & Sunday 10a-5p

7th Annual Third Ward Art Festival

The 7th annual Third Ward Art Festival will be held on a NEW WEEKEND this year, September 8-9, to avoid the Harley Davidson convention that takes over Milwaukee on Labor Day Weekend this year. Milwaukee residents and art lovers show artists their strong support for the art festival, growing in numbers since the inaugural year in 2012.

Free and open to the public, the Third Ward Art Festival will showcase the work of more than 140-juried artists, 36 of whom are from Wisconsin, in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, fiber, glass jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, wood and furniture. In addition to the incredible artwork available for purchase, attendees will be able to interact with artists through demonstrations and booth chats.

Fun activities including color creations, art fest bingo and spin art will be available for children, making it the perfect festival for art enthusiasts of all ages. There will also be live music. Guests can enjoy lunch alfresco, among neighboring restaurants and the Milwaukee Public Market.

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Visitor Information

WHAT: Third Ward Art Festival
WHERE: The Historic Third Ward
219 N Milwaukee Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
WHEN: September 8-9, 2018
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
COST: FREE Admission, Street Parking and Plenty of Nearby Garages!
HIGHLIGHTS: In addition to the incredible artwork, the festival features live music and great food from on-site and neighboring restaurants. Fun art activities for kids make the Third Ward Art Festival a destination for art enthusiasts of all ages. With an array of restaurants, pubs, theaters, galleries and unique shopping experiences surrounding the festival, guests are guaranteed a day full of art, culture and fun at the Third Ward Art Festival.

Want to be an artist in this show? Click on the Application below!


The festival is located in the Historic Third Ward district in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the intersection of Broadway and Chicago. If you are driving, click here for available parking.


Need more information? Call the office 847-926-4300 or email with any additional questions or requests.

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Spin Art, Coloring Creations and more! Plenty of activities for kids of all ages.
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Artists may still apply after the regular application period by submitting the Late Application below. Late applications will be reviewed in house and artists will be applying for a wait list position. Artists are taken by wait list number and category openings.


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