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Meet Josie Osborne, 2015-16 Featured Members Juror

Josie Osborne, participant in the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network's Mentor/Mentee program. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

2015–16 Featured Members Juror

We are honored to have artist and educator Josie Osborne as the juror of this year’s Featured Members Artists. Josie will select four outstanding artists Read more →


2015 Annual Members Show


September 4 – October 3, 2015

Opening Reception

Friday, September 4, 5–9 pm

Special Reception & Artist Talks

September 10 & 24
Programs and details will be announced soon (be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get announcements delivered right to you!).

It’s time for one of the best celebrations of art and local talent at WPCA all year!

Join us as we unveil this year’s members show on Friday, September 4. The Annual Members Show is non-juried and dedicated to showcasing Read more →


Welcome Ana Melo, Our New Executive Director


Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is proud to introduce our new Executive Director Ana Melo, who started on August 10. Ana grew up in the Walker’s Point neighborhood and has strong ties to the community. She is a bilingual community leader passionate about the arts, youth engagement and nonprofit sustainability.

Ana received a Master’s of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership Read more →


Now Hiring: Arts Education Coordinator

WPCA is seeking an Arts Education Coordinator to teach our on-site art programs, coordinate off-site residencies at schools and with community partners. The ideal candidate will have experience in art education, an understanding of the non-profit sector and excellent organization and administration skills. Read more →


CALL FOR ART! Deadline: August 22


Annual Members Show

Artwork submission guideline and exhibition description

2015 Annual Members Show

Exhibition Dates: September 4 – October 3

Submission & Drop-off Deadline: Saturday, August 22.

About the Annual Members Show

This annual non-juried exhibition is dedicated to showcasing the artwork of our talented members. Over 150 pieces Read more →


Featured Member Exhibition: Kevin Wrencher


July 24 – October 3, 2015
Opening Reception: Summer Gallery Night – Friday, July 24, 5–9 pm

We are honored to present our last (most certainly not least) 20142015 Featured Member Exhibition featuring artist Kevin Wrencher. Join us for the unveiling of his new work from “A Story of A Shadow Boy” series, which explores self-identity and self-realization using mixed media of intaglio, fabric, paint and scratching. Read more →


Creative Communities – 2015 Youth Art Exhibition


Creative Communities – 2015 Youth Art Exhibition
July 24 – August 22, 2015

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 24, 5:00–9:00 pm
6:00–6:30 pm:Dance Week student recital
6:30–7:30 pm:Music by MYSO violin soloist Mercedes Cullen

Join us in celebrating art and community in this year’s youth art exhibition, themed Creative Communities. Artwork from six weeks of Summer Art Camp will create narratives on home, family, neighborhood, and Milwaukee — depicted in various art forms (painting, photography, ceramics, collage, printing, and more!). Read more →


Behind the Art – Jill Sebastian on Spaces and Places (Video)


BtA is our blog series that uses imagery, audio, video and text to tell stories about artists and their artwork. This episode was produced by Madeline Pieschel and Howard Leu.

On this episode,

we visited artist and educator Jill Sebastian‘s studio and home in the Walker’s Point neighborhood. She talked with us about the ideal living and studio space, being an educator, public/community art, controversy surrounding her Philosophers’ Stone art project, sound advice to young artists and much more. Read more →


Workshop: TRACING SPACE w/ Thea Kovac


TRACING SPACE workshop with artist Thea Kovac

Saturday, June 20, 1–3 pm at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

Cost: $25 for WPCA members, $30 for non-members. (Want to be a member? Click here).

Using everyday materials such as markers and crayons, experience how simple body movements naturally flow into creating lines, marks and patterns. Expect playful exercises based on the concepts of a relay race, air guitar type moves, and a lively interpretation of tap dancing.

For adults (16 years and older).

No art or dance experience required!

Spaces are limited. Register today!

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Eddee Daniel: A Year in the Valley

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Witnessing the Revitalization of the Menomonee Valley
May 29 – July 11, 2015
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Opening Reception: 

Friday, May 29, 5–9 pm.
Panel Discussion Menomonee Valley revitalization past, present and future:
Thursday, June 18, 6–8 pm.

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is honored to present the photographic work of writer and photographer Eddee Daniel. The exhibition will feature photography and stories collected during his 2014 tenure as the Menomonee Valley Partners Artist in Residence.

Daniel is celebrated for his ability to capture images depicting harmony between the built infrastructure and natural ecology. Read more →

Upcoming events
Featured Member Exhibition: Chris Andrews
Jul 26, 2013—Oct 5, 2013

Annual Members Show
Sep 6, 2013—Oct 5, 2013

Film Screening: “Granito de Arena”
Oct 5, 2013—Oct 5, 2013

Featured Member Exhibition: William Mueller
Oct 18, 2013—Jan 4, 2014

Opens Fall Gallery Night.

21st Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition
Oct 18, 2013—Nov 16, 2013

Día de los Muertos Ofrenditas Workshop
Oct 19, 2013—Oct 19, 2013

4th Annual Día de los Muertos Parade
Nov 1, 2013—Nov 1, 2013

CoPA’s 7th Annual Midwest Juried Photo Exhibition
Dec 6, 2013—Jan 17, 2014

Featured Member Exhibition: Paul Matzner
Jan 17, 2014—Apr 5, 2014

Spring Featured Member Exhibition: Leann Wooten
Apr 25, 2014—Jul 12, 2014

WPCA member artist Leann Wooten presents her work at our spring Featured Member Exhibition.

Her work uses found objects and materials of varied texture and shape to create imagery that are reminiscent of folklore and mythology. Wooten’s approach to art is spontaneous, never preconceived, and tends to explore the world around us by molding it into something new.

Structure and Flow: Everyday Life
Apr 25, 2014—May 31, 2014

Milwaukee artist Gregory Klassen and L.A. based artist Tony Brown collaborates on this exhibition that gives recycled items of various media new life in the form of art. Klassen, a trained painter of the Gerhard Richter’s studio in Dusseldorf, Germany, often creates fluidity and dimension with melding colors and textures — you would swear that the paint […]

Spring Gallery Night – April 25
Apr 25, 2014—Apr 25, 2014

With the long anticipated arrival of spring, WPCA would like to welcome you to join us for TWO exhibition opening during Spring Gallery Night on Friday, April 25 from 5 pm – 9 pm. We are honored to present Structure and Flow: Everyday Life, an exhibition of new works by artists Gregory Klassen and Tony […]

Summer Featured Member Exhibition: Joe Couture
Jul 25, 2014—Oct 4, 2014

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