Gallery Night, well, Gallery Night and Day (but really, who calls it this?), is one of Milwaukee’s unique, treasured events. We do events and festivals very well in this city, and should appreciate the longevity that many of them enjoy.
Today, Chicago, reminded me to appreciate Gallery Night with reporter Lori Racki’s preview of next month’s event.
On Chicagotribune.com she opens her feature story with this: "Wisconsin’s largest city has many charms: Summerfest, a less crowded lakefront, beer. More beer. But Brew City has a seriously good art scene, too, and it knows how to show it off during Gallery Night and Day. Four weekends a year, dozens of venues throw what feels like a big, communal party celebrating the visual arts on Friday night and Saturday."
"Communal party." I love that. And, that’s what Gallery Night and many of our area’s events are. Gallery Night, a bit more so, though. It draws 20-year-olds, and 70-year-olds, all to greater Downtown Milwaukee and many of them seemingly come just for this event. It truly creates a great environment.
Through the years, OnMilwaukee has been a sponsor and partner of the event and it’s always been a favorite of mine.
Enjoy the full story here, and see you next month, Oct. 20-21.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.