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Presented by Made In Milwaukee and the Alchemist Theatre, the second Bay View Gallery Night is expanding its reach. From Becher St. to Holt Ave., the thriving cultural community that is Bay View will invite residents and visitors alike to come out and celebrate the unique neighborhood businesses, musicians, and artists on June 1.
New to the list of stops is Outpost Natural Foods, which will kick off its upcoming resident artist series with work from Jeff Redmon. Outpost will also have samplings of locally made beer, cheese, coffee, and baked goods. Stag Barbershop will have a straight-razor shave demonstration at 5:30 p.m., a collection of photographs by 88Nine’s own Stephen Kallao, eco-friendly designs made by Kamryn Kay of Permanent Baggage, and hors d’oeuvres by neighborhood favorite Pastiche Bistro And Wine Bar. Odd Duck, the newest restaurant in the neighborhood, will spotlight its menu of small plates inspired by local ingredients while showing art by Melissa Dorn Richards, curated by Fine Line Magazine. Not to be missed, Stone Creek Coffee will host Bay View’s own internationally celebrated finger-style guitarist, Kevin Horrigan.
Notable venues to see fine art include The Hide House, which will host three floors of local and resident artists; Sweet Water Organics, which will display the work of four emerging young artists; and Frank’s Power Plant, which will feature the work of Davey Noble and Eric Von Munz, among others. Opening just for the night is A.C.E. Gallery, an experimental gallery and workshop in a carriage house just off Kinnickinnic Ave., presenting the work of Peter Schassler and Jon Evans.
Those searching for ways to take Bay View Gallery Night into the wee hours of the morning should check out Cactus Club, with bands including Drugs Dragons and Phylums. Club Garibaldi will host the Rusty Ps and MC Oneself, along with Sat. Nite Duets and The Fatty Acids. Popular Bay View DJ K-Ro will be spinning ’60s and ’70s soul music at Burnhearts, while Blackbird will be flooded with the delightful dance jams of Missy Donkerz and S.I.P.W.
Chuck Watson, the organizer behind Bay View Gallery Night and co-founder of Made In Milwaukee, already has plans for another Bay View-centric gallery night on September 28, which will include a bike crawl. “It’s our hope that the people of our community become more inspired to create the world the way they want it to be,” explains Watson. “For us, that’s a world of great art, music, and a hell of a party.”
For more information and a complete list of events, visit the official website here.