For Immediate Release
Wisconsin Craft Presents Event to Support
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Beautiful, bold, bright and beguiling hand-crafted art in all shapes and sizes will once again take center stage on the plaza in front of Fiserv Forum. The 47th annual Morning Glory Art Fair, a signature outdoor summer event, will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Morning Glory Art Fair features art in 12 categories, including ceramics, digital art, jewelry, photography and sculpture from 130+ talented artists from Wisconsin and around the country. Each artist is individually juried into the fair, based on a committee review of their portfolio. The stringent review process ensures the highest level of fine craft and art are presented at Morning Glory.
Morning Glory is free and open to the public and regularly draws 12,000 attendees. The show moved to the plaza in front of Fiserv Forum in 2019. The Morning Glory Art Fair is hosted by Wisconsin Craft, one of the oldest fine craft organizations in the country.
“Art is something that enriches our lives. It evokes emotions and feelings and can speak to people in many different ways,” says Jean Wells, president of Wisconsin Craft. “Our organization is dedicated supporting to professional artists whose work adds vibrancy and energy to communities throughout Wisconsin and beyond.”
As part of its focus on supporting artists, each year Wisconsin Craft presents two signature events – Morning Glory Art Fair and MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour. The organization also offers an online directory so buyers can easily purchase signature items from more than 75 artists.In spring 2023, Wisconsin Craft will host its first WI Craft Member Biennial Exhibition at the Wausau Center for the Visual Arts.
About Wisconsin Craft
Wisconsin Craft traces its roots to 1916 when the Wisconsin Society of Applied Arts was established. In fact, Wisconsin Craft is the second oldest craft organization in the country after the Boston-based Society of Arts and Crafts. Over the years, the organization evolved and in 2021 formally changed its name to Wisconsin Craft after nearly 40 years as the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council. The name change allowed Wisconsin Craft to apply for and secure its 501c3 status.
About Deer District
Deer District is Milwaukee’s newest neighborhood and is redefining the city’s downtown. Anchored by the world-class Fiserv Forum, a preeminent sports and entertainment venue and home to the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the 30-acre Deer District is Milwaukee’s premier location for people to live, work and play.
A year-round destination, Deer District features myriad of dining and entertainment options in addition to Fiserv Forum including the plaza at Fiserv Forum, The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill, The Beer Garden, Good City Brewing, Punch Bowl Social, Drink Wisconsinbly and Insomnia Cookies. Offering best-in-class commercial and real estate opportunities, Deer District attracts thousands of visitors to watch major sporting events and concerts and serves as an ideal setting to enjoy live music, festivals, outdoor movies, fitness classes and other events. Deer District is a hub for Milwaukee’s vibrant future and connects the existing downtown neighborhoods.
For more information on Deer District, visit DeerDistrict.com.