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We are a group of creative and inspiring artists from northcentral Wisconsin exhibiting work in all visual media including fiber arts, painting, photography, sculpture and more.
April 8, 2011– Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is pleased to announce their 2nd Annual Art Treasure Hunt to be held in conjunction withMilwaukee’s Gallery Night and Day (April 15-16), the Westside Artwalk (April 29-30), Waukesha’s Art Crawl (May 7) and culminating with a Closing Gala on May 13. TheArt Treasure Hunt offers artwork at selected venues by some of the Greater Milwaukee Area’s top visual artists.
Designed to entice new art collectors to the market this event is quickly becoming a favorite for established collectors as well. The event challenges people who have never thought to buy original art work to think about collecting art by local artists. Though the works are valued from $50.00 to $600.00, each piece will be offered for the affordable price of $25.00 to $75.00. In this way MARN breaks the number one barriers to collecting “I can’t afford it”.
Each piece will be offered at different venue during each of the three artwalks happening across the area from April 15th – May 7th. Every time a patron buys a work their “passport” will be stamped. Once a patron collects four works they will be eligible for a grand prize drawing held at the closing Gala – a “tourist in your home town” package including a stay the Pfister, dinner at the Mason Street Grill, and tickets to the ballet.
The ticketed Closing Gala will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011 at MARN’s headquarters and gallery located at 5407 W. Vliet Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Milwaukee. Tickets are available for the cost of $25.00 and may be purchased during the run of the event or by going to artsinmilwaukee.org. The event will feature food from area restaurants, live music, and a variety of auction items. Plus patrons will have the opportunity meet many of the artists participating in the event.
“We’re so grateful for the support of not only the artists on this event but the art supply vendors who have donated materials so the artists don’t have any out of pocket costs” said Melissa Musante, Executive Director. “This is a way our artists can give back to our organization and that the public can collect locally while supporting our cause, sustainability for Milwaukee’s extraordinary creative class.”
About Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN)
The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is a nonprofit art-service organization. MARN empowers all types of creatives with access to educational and professional resources and creates a network for communication and collaboration. MARN works to make the arts accessible to people of all economic and educational backgrounds in the Greater Milwaukee Area and helps creatives to connect with audiences.