By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Sep 30, 2020 at 9:02 AM Photography: Bayshore

This weekend, Oct. 3-4, Bayshore hosts the Art and Artisan Fair in The Yard, that large central plaza in the center of the complex.

Admission is free and there will be more than 75 artists and makers selling everything from fine art to home decor, clothing, food and more.

In addition to that, there will also be live music and other entertainment. The event will also include the new  RK’D Bar mobile beer garden, which offers a retro arcade and craft beers from Wisconsin breweries like Central Waters, Tyranena, New Glarus and Sprecher.
“We have created a unique open-air destination for friends and family who want to connect and get a jumpstart on shopping for the holiday season,” said Kirk Williams, managing director for Cypress Equities, which owns Bayshore.

“With so many talented artists and artisans, you are sure to find a uniquely personalized item for anyone on your list – and maybe even yourself too!”

The event runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and 11-5 Sunday.
Here are some highlights, as provided by Bayshore:


Richard Cooley, Sparkplug Guy
Wisconsin artist, Richard Cooley creates sculptures using materials that most people call “junk.” He finds most of the materials at recycling centers, salvage yards, thrift stores, garage sales and several local automobile, motorcycle and small engine shops. His sculptures are often crafted from materials used in everyday life and every creation is a unique, one-of-a-kind original because the assembly depends on the parts that he has on hand.
Cindy Cumming, Cindy Bella Designs
Cumming’s work uses a patchwork technique to piece together interesting fabrics with contrasting colors and textures. She loves designing and making interesting wearables to enhance a woman's wardrobe.
Monica Nawrocki, Plant Based Beauty
Plant Based Beauty is a one-woman, home-operated small business based out of Chicago, inspired by a holistic approach to health and wellness. All products are made with organic, good-for-you, superfood ingredients derived straight from nature.
William Nardin, WMN Woodworking
Nardin makes wood items called bandsaw boxes. Each box is created using a bandsaw and incorporates at least two types of wood. All the wood originates from tree service companies.
Greg Sobanski, Clear Candle
Clear Candle makes 100 percent reusable and eco-friendly candles that burn soot and toxin free. Each regular sized candle burns for a minimum of 40 to 50 hours and the unique zinc core wicks allow the candle to self-extinguish.  
Kathleen Murphy Willer, Painter
Murphy’s artwork is inspired by her outdoor childhood play area – acres of wildflowers and weeds on city-owned land in Milwaukee, where she grew up. Her paintings can be described as full of color and whimsy, briefly escaping into a more peaceful place.
Jon Jahraus, Cartoonist
Jahraus draws original cartoons that are personalized using information about the recipient. With more than 250 designs to choose from, his cartoons make a great, uniquely personalized gift for the special people in your life.


Jake Williams (Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
Jake Williams combines modern songs into hip, piano grooves and vocals creating a warm
atmosphere for music lovers of any type. Melding 90s R&B, Modern Hits and Classic Gems into
a perfect evening of music magic.
The Beautiful Collide (Saturday, Oct. 3, 1:30-5 p.m.)
The Beautiful Collide blends the sultry sounds of Elyse Weitzman’s vocals with flute and saxophone accents and the musical versatility of Adam Speck on guitar and vocal accompaniment. Elements of pop, blues, jazz, and light rock are featured in every performance.
Alyssia Dominguez (Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Dominguez brings a new flair to country music by infusing a touch of her Hispanic roots. She is changing the local music scene and lighting up audiences each time she graces the stage.

Marcell (Sunday, Oct. 4, 2-5 p.m.)
Marcell Guyton – Piano Man Extraordinaire! From rock, pop, R&B and the classics, Marcell has been a mainstay in the southeast Wisconsin and international music scenes for over 30 years.
Please remember to be socially distanced, wear a mask and keep yourself and others safe.
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Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.