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Mestiere Biennale Opening Reception

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April 06, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Join us for a public reception to celebrate the opening of our inaugural "Mestiere Biennale."

"Mestiere" — Italian for craft — is a juried exhibition of contemporary craft in Greater Milwaukee featuring the works of five local artists: Abigail Edmonds, Sheila Held, Melissa Paré, James Smessaert and Michael Ware.

Experience the exhibition for free and enjoy complimentary snacks and live music at the opening reception Thursday, April 6. 

A cash bar will be available on site.


6 p.m. — Doors open to the public

6:30 p.m. — Opening remarks by Senior Curator Phoenix Brown and Executive Director Jaymee Harvey Willms

7 p.m. — Live music and open galleries resume