This year was yet another successful year for the Milwaukee Domes Art Festival. Put on by the Friends of the Domes, the art festival gives back to the community through the preservation and improvement of the Domes. 2013 brought in a variety of acclaimed artists from around the country. The energy and scenery surrounding the festival was an inspiration to our artists and reflected in their work. As usual, the support from our volunteers greatly impacted the success of the festival.
Thousands of people visited the Milwaukee Domes to enjoy fine art, great food and live music; even the kids had a blast. This year the kid’s corner entertained the young ones with balloons, face painting, arts and crafts and a clown! The sun was shining and our guests were smiling, always a sure sign of success. The most exciting festival experience in Milwaukee was indeed the Milwaukee Domes Art Festival. If you took part in this year’s remarkable event, we thank you and can’t wait to see you again in 2014.
Mark your calendars now for August 15-17, 2014. Milwaukee Domes Art Festival is food for your soul; you don’t want to miss it!close window
Shelby KeefeShelby Keefe is a highly decorated contemporary impressionistic painter, teacher and performance artist. She has been the poster artist for some of the largest and most prestigious art festivals in the country including the Cherry Creek Festival of the Arts and the Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of the Arts. Shelby was also chosen as the Channel 10 Great TV Auction Featured Artist for 2010. Graduating in 1981 with a BFA from Cardinal Stritch University, and retired from a career in graphic design, she now operates her own art studio and exhibition space in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her award-winning urban landscape paintings have earned her participation in prestigious national juried shows and arts festivals as well as garnering commission work for a variety of corporate clients and private collectors. Her oil paintings are found in collections such as The Bradley Foundation, Acuity, Northwestern Mutual, in many other businesses around Milwaukee, and in private collections around the nation. Her individual awards, honors and accolades are too numerous to list.
Learn more about Shelby at www.studioshelby.com
Terrence Coffman has diverse artistic talents. Coffman is an accomplished artist, author, musician/songwriter, and an internationally recognized leader in art education. He studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He was the recipient of two Ford Foundation grants that helped forge his studies at the two schools.
Learn more about Terrence at http://www.terrencecoffmanstudio.com/
Brian Nigus is a Milwaukee-based artist, writer and teacher. He received his BFA in Sculpture at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2011, completed the Studio Art program at The Burren College of Art in Ireland, apprenticed for Atelier Van Lieshout in The Netherlands, received his degree in Chinese Language Studies from the Communication University of China while also developing the Rainbow School of Art in Beijing, and was taught Tok Pisin by the Sawiyano Tribe of Papua New Guinea.
Currently, he teaches and manages the Sculpture Lab at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. His book, Soft Feet, is a collection of travel stories and reflections that explore major questions on becoming a 21st century thinker, and how to tell the story of developing a global view.
His artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center in Ireland, the 798 Art Zone in Beijing and Interview Room 11 in Edinburgh. He is guided by a conscientious social practice, and is a strong advocate for the arts, education, and traveling to new places.
Learn more about Brian at http://briannigus.com/
Read about our 2010 art festival jurors.
Read about our 2011 art festival jurors.
Read about our 2012 art festival jurors.
Read about our 2013 art festival jurors.