Neighborhood Spotlight: Starving Artists’ Show in Milwaukee

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This year is the 50th anniversary of the Mount Mary Starving Artists’ show here in Milwaukee located on the campus of Mount Mary University. If you are looking for a fun event to browse, enjoy some time outdoors and support a good cause, this is it. This show is put on every year to support scholarships for Mount Mary University students. The show is always the first Sunday after Labor Day, which this year is Sunday, September 8th. 

Entering your Artwork

Artists of all kinds are encouraged to enter in their artwork. Entries start mid-winter and are chosen by a jury of Mount Mary alumnae to be showcased in the show. All artwork must be priced at $100 or less by the artists. Mount Mary University does not collect any commission from the artists sales, as it makes its profit for the scholarships off of the admission cost.

Attending the Show

The show starts at 10 a.m. with the ringing of the Notre Dame Hall bell, but people usually arrive prior to this. Bring along your family and coffee to stroll the isles of all the beautiful artwork that the artist put their hearts and souls into prior to the show opening. No art will be sold before 10 a.m, but you are able to look prior to this. The show will run until 5:00pm. Parking is free, with two parking locations. Admission for 12 and under is free, over 12 is $10.00, the admission is what supports the Mount Mary scholarships.

Cash or credit card are accepted for admission to the show but if you plan to get any refreshments at the concession stands make sure you bring cash, as that is all they accept. No piece of art can be sold for over $100 which gives buyers an idea of cost before going to the show.

Something for Everyone

Over 5000 people attend this art show every year as it is a very popular event and many return each year. You will find many kinds of art from paintings, glass art, photography, jewelry, sculptures, and more, there is really something for everyone. This is a great family event but your dogs will need to stay home as they are not permitted. With the beautiful fall weather in the air this is something fun and unique to do close to home here in Milwaukee.

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