Celebrate the working past at the Grohmann Museum’s Lost Arts Festival. The museum hosts its 12th annual festival celebrating the activities and ways of work captured in the paintings and bronzes in its permanent collection. Artisans will share their expertise and demonstrate their techniques as the museum and its surroundings become a laboratory for the creation of “Lost Arts.” It is a fun and affordable family activity and gives visitors the opportunity to see some of the lost arts of the past. 

The festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 1000 N. Broadway. 

Visitors will enjoy live music by Frogwater and demonstrations and displays by:

  • Agates Anonymous – rocks and minerals native to Wisconsin
  • Wisco Bonsai – Kevin Stoeveken
  • Luke’s Lost Arts – wooden shoe carving
  • Spinning Wheel – turning fibers into thread or yarn with Dr. Cindy Miller
  • Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
  • Home Brewing demonstrations – Steve Allen
  • And more!

Regular museum admission applies: $5 adults; $3 students and seniors; free for children under 12 and MSOE students, faculty, staff and alumni (with I.D.).