WMSE’s 4th annual Art & Music event, presented by Black Box Fund and MARN, moves online this year. Join WMSE on Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m. at wmse.org/artandmusic for an incredible virtual experience of art, music and an auction. Hosted by WMSE’s very own Tom Crawford, this event will showcase art from local and nationally famous artists, live performances by the Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken, and interviews with the artists and musicians. Great Lakes Distillery will share cocktail recipes, plus, attendees will get information on some of Milwaukee’s greatest supporters of art.

The virtual event centers around an auction featuring over 150 album-sized 12”x12” boards (provided by Bliffert Lumber) by various artists including: Dara Larson, Danny Duffy, Erik Moore, Jason Rohlf, Jenny Anderson, Melissa Dorn and more, and what would have been the event’s live painters’ art on 36”x36” canvas by: Celeste Contreras, John Kowalczyk, Chuck and Ella Dwyer and more. All of this artwork will also be put up for auction throughout the event. Highlights of the artists’ live painting will be showcased throughout as well. 

As usual it would not be a WMSE event without a tie to local music. The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken will provide a live, never seen before performance from the Brown Deer Conservatory. They have been the featured band at every Art & Music event to date.

To watch this incredible event, see the artwork and sign up for the auction, simply go to wmse.org/artandmusic. You can also catch this very special event on the WMSE Facebook page

All proceeds from this event will support WMSE and help the station continue the work it does to support the local arts community.