Upcoming events

    • 05 Mar 2021
    • (CST)
    • 30 Mar 2021
    • (CDT)

    The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council and Alverno College



    Creating Through Abnormal Times

    March 5 through 30, 2021

    Join us to view the creative work of 37 WDCC members that expresses how the seismic events of this past year have impacted our artists personally and how it is reflected in their art. 

    Opening Reception: Gallery opening in-person and virtual reception will be Friday, March 5th. In person viewing from 4-8 pm and a 30 minute virtual Zoom welcome and overview at 6:00 Pm. 

    Reservations to see the exhibition in person on the 5th can be made from March 1 - March 5 until Noon. Gallery staff will meet guests at the door to offer proper face masks and gloves. No more than 15 patrons at one time will be allowed in the gallery area which includes the gallery lobby. Gallery staff will monitor time. We will send out more detailed information by March 1.

    Starting March 1, reservations for in-person viewing on Friday March 5 can be made by emailing mailto:AlvernoArtGallery@alverno.edu to let them know your hourly time slot.
    Slots Available:

    Zoom Link for the Virtual Reception at 6:00pm

    Join BEYOND THE NORM virtual exhibit Zoom Meeting

    FRIDAY March 5th 2021 at 6 pm.


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    Alverno's Arts and Cultures Gallery will be open regular hours for in-person viewing on
    Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the duration of the show.   Closed on Sunday. The Gallery will be CLOSED on March 12, 13 & 14 for Spring Break.

    We hope you will be able to enjoy the exhibition in-person or virtually!......

    • 15 Mar 2021
    • 4:00 PM (CDT)

    Join seven Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council members for this Introduction to Selling CRAFT Online. Each Artist will give a brief overview of the platform services they use for their online shops.

    Participating Artists and Platforms we will be discussing are:

    Jean Wells - Jean's Clay Studio, Website: Weebly - Online Store: Etsy

    Aryn & Courtney Kern - Longshadow Woodworks, Website & Store: Squarespace

    Krista Allenstein - Follow the Signs Paintings, Website & Stores: Squarespace & InPrnt

    Tom Dumke - Thomas William Furniture, Website: SiteBuidlt - Store: Shopify

    Cherie Burbach - Cherie Burbach, Website: Wordpress - Store: Woo commerce

    Madison Dawn - Madison Dawn Studios, Website: WIX - Store: Square

    Kim Wilson - Kim Wilson Designs, Website: Weebly - Store: Square

    A Question and Answer session will follow for participants.

    Registration for this Zoom Video Panel Discussion is free for WDCC members and $5 for non members. Please Register by Sunday, March 14 to receive your Zoom link for the discussion.

    Join your artists colleagues to begin the journey of selling your work online!

    • 14 Aug 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Fiserv Forum

    The Morning Glory Art Fair, a popular outdoor summer event, returns this August for its 46th season. The annual art fair will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug 14-15, on the plaza in front of Fiserv Forum.  

    Based on CDC and Milwaukee Health Department guidelines at the time, the art fair will implement appropriate COVID safety protocols.  

    Morning Glory features art in 12 categories, including ceramics, digital art, jewelry, photography and sculpture.  The nationally-recognized event showcases fine craft and art from 130 artists from around the country. Each artist is individually juried into the fair, based on a committee review of their portfolio. Thus, the stringent review process ensures the highest level of fine craft and art are presented. 

     “We’re excited to bring Morning Glory back in 2021 and present a beloved event that so many look forward to each year,” said Jean Wells, President of the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council. “The WDCC was created in 1916 with the purpose of supporting and promoting artists who are dedicated to excelling in their craft. The cancellation of art shows and fairs last year, coupled with the closure of boutiques and small shops, hit artists hard so we’re pleased we can host a two-day event that showcases their work.”  

    Morning Glory is free and open to the public and regularly draws 12,000 attendees. The show moved to the plaza in front of Fiserv Forum in 2019. The Morning Glory Art Fair is hosted by the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC), one of the oldest fine craft organizations in the country.

    For more information on the Morning Glory Art Fair or to sign up for the summer e-newsletter, visit www.morninggloryartfair.com. To become a Morning Glory volunteer, please complete the form at the bottom of the home page. 

Past events

11 Nov 2020 WDCC 2021 Member Exhibition Application Fee
03 Oct 2020 MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour
31 Jul 2020 Members - Join our Online Shopping Page
17 Apr 2020 April 2020 Gallery Night - Cancelled
20 Mar 2020 WDCC Annual Membership Meeting
24 Jan 2020 WDCC Member Biennial Exhibition Opening
24 Jan 2020 WDCC Member Biennial Exhibition
17 Jan 2020 January Gallery Night Member Registration
17 Jan 2020 WDCC Gallery Night
01 Jan 2020 2020 Biennial Members Exhibition Registration
18 Oct 2019 WDCC October Gallery Night
05 Oct 2019 MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour
05 Oct 2019 MKE Fine Craft Studio Tour Participant Fee
10 Aug 2019 Morning Glory Art Fair
19 Jul 2019 Artist Registration for July Gallery Night
19 Jul 2019 WDCC Gallery Night at the Hudson
01 Apr 2019 Head Shot Photo Sitting
16 Mar 2019 Milwaukee Blacksmith Tour Event
15 Mar 2019 WDCC Annual Meeting - Registration Requested
18 Jan 2019 WDCC Gallery Night in the Third Ward - January 18, 2019
06 Nov 2018 Upcoming WDCC Events for 2019
13 Oct 2018 Racine Art Museum Tour
08 Sep 2018 Sculpture Studio Tour with Jill Sebastian
11 Aug 2018 The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair
09 Jun 2018 Studio Tour - Vanguard Sculpture Services
12 May 2018 Wood'n it be Nice, llc Studio Tour
10 Feb 2018 Workshop: The Business of Art | Art of Business
13 Jan 2018 Professional Critique with Michael Davidson
08 Dec 2017 Jewelers Guild Studio Tour
12 Aug 2017 43rd Annual Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair
29 Apr 2017 The Magic Bean & How It Makes You Rich (in More Ways Than One)
28 Apr 2017 Annual Members Meeting
18 Nov 2016 Winter Glory Fine Craft Show
13 Aug 2016 Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair
21 May 2016 Journey FiberArts Studio Tour
30 Apr 2016 Clay Collective Studio Tour
06 Feb 2016 Biennial Member Exhibition Opening Party
06 Feb 2016 WDCC Annual Meeting
05 Dec 2015 Tree of Life Earthworks Studio 2nd Annual Holiday Art Show and Gift Sale
21 Nov 2015 Winter Glory Artist Lunch Option
21 Nov 2015 Winter Glory Fine Craft Show 2015
03 Oct 2015 Fall Metalsmithing Workshop
08 Aug 2015 The 41st Annual Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair
25 Apr 2015 Tree of Life Earthworks Studio Tour
27 Mar 2015 Annual Meeting

Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council 

3900 West Brown Deer Road, Suite A PMB 130 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209 


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