I hope you can come and visit my home studio at 8469 N 50th Street in Brown Deer, WI on October 3 & 4!
The Wisconsin Designer Craft Council (WDCC) will be presenting the second annual MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 3 & 4, from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. both days. The MKE Fine Craft Studio Tourwill include 9 working “host” studios with 31 different artists total displaying and discussing their fine craft.
“This is a fun and safe opportunity to explore Milwaukee and shop one-of-a-kind handmade art and gifts directly from the makers,” said Jean Wells, President of the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council. “Great timing for the upcoming holiday season and it helps support small business owners.”
Attendees will be able to view the creative environments where the host artists develop and produce their wares. Each location will offer a distinct variety of fine crafts such as: fiber, leather, ceramics, woodworking, sculpture, metalsmithing, photography, mixed media, jewelry, and encaustic painting.
Each location on the MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour will be observing CDC Guidelines such as social distancing and mandatory face masks. Hand Sanitizer and face masks (for purchase) will be available. Some studios will be limiting guests and it’s suggested that all tents/rooms be occupied by no more than 2 people or family group at any given time.
Visit www.MKEfinecraftstudiotour.org for detailed information of all locations (including printable map), participating artists and tour stops. Attendees can visit all nine tour stops or select a variety of stops based on their personal interests.
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About WDCC: Established in 1916, the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC) has been a statewide organization dedicated to fostering excellence in fine crafts and making them more significant in the cultural life of Wisconsin.
WDCC works to elevate the standards of design and craftsmanship among Wisconsin’s artisans and the crafts community. WDCC encourages individual expression, vitality and aesthetic growth opportunities for fellowship, acquisition of skills, and competitive exhibitions.
Photos above: 1) MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour yard sign, 2) Jef Raasch, sculpture, J.A.R. Studio, 3) Lennis Mathews, Encaustic Collage, 4) Erika Mock, Fiber Artist (Photo by Stephanie Bartz) 5) Andrew Linderman Pottery (Photo by Stephanie Bartz
6) Lyn Chevrier - Jewelry