Waukesha Celebrates 100th Art Crawl!
Waukesha Mayor Reilly to proclaim March 3, 2018 as Waukesha Art Crawl Day!
20 years ago, Jeff Seymour had a vision to help revive downtown Waukesha by creating a community of artists, studios and galleries. The Waukesha West End Artists was formed and the idea to hold Art Crawls five times per year was used as a way to get word out about the arts community. Early on, Lynn Gaffey, artist and owner of Almont Gallery, joined Jeff and worked with him to help see this vision become a reality.
Saturday, March 3rd will mark the 100th Art Crawl for downtown Waukesha and the West End Artists. From its humble beginnings 20 years ago, Waukesha Art Crawl now includes over 20 studios and galleries and the work of some 175 artists.
There will be a special presentation by Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly on March 3rd at 3pm commemorating the 100th Art Crawl and the impact the arts community has had on revitalizing downtown Waukesha. Bernie’s Taproom, 351 W. Main St, Waukesha, has agreed to host the presentation.
In addition to Mayor Reilly, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Representative Scott Allen will also be in attendance. “The Arts Page”, on Milwaukee PBS, will also be filming the presentation for use in an upcoming show about Waukesha Art Crawl and the West End Artists.
Art Crawl 100 then begins at 4pm on March 3rd.
Additional details will be posted on our website, www.waukeshaart.com, and our facebook page, Waukesha Art Crawl, or contact our Director of Marketing, Bob Fesser, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mobile at (262)720-8181.