Calendar 

May

  • Every Saturday | 10:30–1:30
    Studio Saturdays
    Visit the galleries then discover a new art technique every month, Details
  • Tuesday, May 21 | 10:15–11:00
    Mini Masters
    Young artists embark on a sensory adventure with their caregivers, featuring story time, a work of Wisconsin art, and a studio project. Details
  • Tuesday, May 28 | 10:30–12:00
    SPARK!
    Multisensory engagement for people with memory loss and their carepartners, Details

June

  • Every Saturday | 10:30–1:30
    Studio Saturdays
    Studio Saturdays is a drop-in art making studio for families of all ages. Make a mess and explore new art techniques each week. Details
  • Saturday, June 1 | 2:00–5:00
    Opening Party: Among the Wonders of the Dells
    Kick off the summer with a celebration of Wisconsin Dells. Meet the exhibition’s contemporary photographers and enjoy live
    music, light bites, and a cash bar.  Details
  • Saturday, June 1 | 10:30–5:00
    Among the Wonders of the Dells Open Studio
    Dive into this open studio with water art! In anticipation of summer and water park vacations, join us to create floating chalk art. Details
  • Tuesday, June 4 | 10:15–11:00
    Mini Masters
    Young artists embark on a sensory adventure with their caregivers, featuring story time, a work of Wisconsin art, and a studio project. Details
  • Wednesday, June 5 at 9:00 am
    Members' Show Online Artist Registration
    Be one of the first 250 MOWA members to submit work for inclusion in the annual Members’ Show at wisconsinart.org/members-show.
  • Wednesday, June 5 | 11:30–1:00
    Women's Forum of Wisconsin
    Safe Travel for Women featuring K. Paige Engel. Details
  • Saturday, June 8 | 2:00–3:00
    Photographers Panel
    Mark Brautigam, Tom Jones, and Kevin J. Miyazaki share their year-long experiences photographing the natural and manufactured wonders of the Dells. Learn about their creative processes and hear personal stories about documenting Wisconsin’s top tourist destination. Details
  • Saturday, June 15 | 6:00
    The Art Ball
    The Art Ball is MOWA’s biennial signature fundraiser supporting art acquisitions and art education. Learn more.
  • Saturday, June 15 | 10:30–1:30
    Father's Day Make and Take
    Create a one-of-a-kind gift to surprise your dad or make this a day to create art together. Details
  • Tuesday, June 18 | 10:15–11:00
    Mini Masters
    Young artists embark on a sensory adventure with their caregivers, featuring story time, a work of Wisconsin art, and a studio project. Details
  • Thursday, June 20 | 6:30–7:30
    How the Dells Became the Dells with John Gurda
    Join Wisconsin historian John Gurda as he unites the Dells past and present through the biographies of three decisive figures who made the Dells a destination. Details
  • Saturday, June 22 | 10:30–3:00
    MOWA Masters: Travel Sketching
    Learn the finer points of travel sketching with Wisconsin artist Sangeeta Patel. Details
  • Tuesday, June 25 | 10:30–12:00
    SPARK!
    Multisensory engagement for people with memory loss and their carepartners, Details
  • Wednesday–Friday, June 26–28 | 10:30–12:00 (Ages 5–8) and 1:00–3:00 (Ages 9–12)
    Junior Masters
    Artists in Training Camps: What’s Behind the Elements?  Learn more and register

July

  • Every Saturday | 10:30–1:30
    Studio Saturdays
    Studio Saturdays is a drop-in art making studio for families of all ages. Make a mess and explore new art techniques each week. Details
  • Tuesday, July 2 | 10:15–11:00
    Mini Masters
    Young artists embark on a sensory adventure with their caregivers, featuring story time, a work of Wisconsin art, and a studio project. Details
  • Tuesday, July 2 | 10:30–11:30
    Curator Talk
    Take a deep dive into the wonders of the Dells with Curator Tyler Friedman.
  • Thursday, July 11 | 6:30–7:30
    Food and Travel Photography
    Photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki discusses the fine art of travel and food photography, and his experiences shooting for nationally-acclaimed publications. Details
  • Saturday, July 13 | 2:00–5:00
    Opening Party: Members' Show 2019
    Mingle with the artists, make art in the studio, and enjoy live music, light bites and a cash bar. It’s a summer celebration of art!
  • Tuesday, July 16 | 10:15–11:00
    Mini Masters
    Young artists embark on a sensory adventure with their caregivers, featuring story time, a work of Wisconsin art, and a studio project. Details
  • Thursday, July 18 at 5:45 | Artist Talk at 6:30
    Opening Party at Saint Johns on the Lake
    Be the first to view Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman.
  • Saturday, July 20 | 2:00–3:00
    Ho-Chunk History in the Dells
    As a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a scholar of Indigenous history, Amy Lonetree has both an insider’s perspective and intellectual insight on the historical use of Ho-Chunk culture to attract tourists to the Dells. Details
  • Tuesday–Wednesday, July 23–24 | 10:30–12:30 (Ages 5–8) and 1:30–3:30 (Ages 9–12)
    Junior Masters: Chalk Art Camp
    Enter the amazing world of chalk art! Led by Janet Tombros—a certified Master Street Painter with the Florida Chalk Artist Association and one of the featured chalk artists at MOWA’s Art & Chalk Fest on July 27–28—these camps will teach young artists how to render an image on a grid, select colors, and use pastel chalk for the greatest impact to turn sidewalks and driveways into artistic masterpieces. Register
  • Thursday, July 25 | 10:30–3:30 (Ages 13–17)
    Teen Masters: Chalk Art Workshops
    Enter the amazing world of chalk art with Janet Tombros. Learn more and register
  • Thursday, July 25 | 5:00–8:00
    MOWA Masters: Chalk and Cheers
    Explore the amazing world of chalk art! Master Street Painter Janet Tombros will demonstrate  techniques to make a three-dimensional illusion using chalk. Details
  • Saturday and Sunday, July 27–28 | Free Admission
    Art & Chalk Fest 2019
    A fine arts and chalk festival held at MOWA. Shop from a juried selection of 65 fine artist booths, experience live street chalking, and enjoy art activities, music, food, and a beer garden. Details
  • Tuesday, July 30 | 10:30–12:00
    SPARK!
    Multisensory engagement for people with memory loss and their carepartners, Details

August

  • Every Saturday | 10:30–1:30
    Studio Saturdays
    Studio Saturdays is a drop-in art making studio for families of all ages. Make a mess and explore new art techniques each week. Details
  • Thursday, August 1 | 10:30–4:30
    Teen Masters: small camera BIG PRINT
    The best camera you have is the one in your hand. Start small and print big with Suzanne Rose. Details
  • Tuesday, August 6 | 10:15–11:00
    Mini Masters
    Young artists embark on a sensory adventure with their caregivers, featuring story time, a work of Wisconsin art, and a studio project. Details
  • Thursday, August 8 | 6:30–7:30
    Curator Talk
    Take a deep dive into the wonders of the Dells with Curator Tyler Friedman.
  • Saturday, August 10 | 8:00–5:00
    Road Trip to the Dells
    Join photographer Tom Jones on a day trip to Wisconsin Dells. Details
  • Saturday, August 17 | 2:30–4:30
    Art and Nature Family Workshop
    Visit MOWA’s collection to learn about artists who were influenced by nature, take a walk through the MOWA Gardens in full bloom for inspiration, and head back to the studio where families will work together to create an original garden artwork using natural elements. Details
  • Tuesday, August 20 | 10:15–11:00
    Mini Masters

    Young artists embark on a sensory adventure with their caregivers, featuring story time, a work of Wisconsin art, and a studio project. Details

  • Saturday, August 24 | 10:00–12:30
    MOWA Masters: Photographing Urban Landscapes
    Hit the streets with Downtown photographer Mark Brautigam. Wander about downtown Milwaukee with your camera at the ready. Details
  • Tuesday, August 27 | 10:30–12:00
    SPARK!
    Multisensory engagement for people with memory loss and their carepartners, Details
     

September

  • Every Saturday | 10:30–1:30
    Studio Saturdays
    Studio Saturdays is a drop-in art making studio for families of all ages. Make a mess and explore new art techniques each week. Details
  • Tuesday, September 3 | 10:15–11:00
    Mini Masters

    Young artists embark on a sensory adventure with their caregivers, featuring story time, a work of Wisconsin art, and a studio project. Details

  • Saturday, September 7 | 10:30–1:30
    Grandparent's Day
    Enjoy the final weekend of Among the Wonders of the Dells with your grandparents and family. Grab an adventure guide and get creative together in the studio with a fun make-and-take project! Details
  • Tuesday, September 17 | 10:15–11:00
    Mini Masters
    An art-making adventure for young artists and their caregivers, Details
  • Tuesday, September 24 | 10:30–12:00
    SPARK!
    Multisensory engagement for people with memory loss and their carepartners, Details

Save the Dates

  • Friday–Sunday, November 8, 9, and 10 | 10:00–5:00
    Bloomin' Holidays
    Enjoy lush floral displays, holiday shopping, talks and demonstrations, and more! Learn more about MOWA's seventh annual Bloomin’ Holidays, Details