Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair

41st Annual Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair
Saturday and Sunday, August 8th-9th, 2015
10-5 both days

Held on the grounds of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Red Arrow Park at 929 N. Water St. Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair has been popular with artists and patrons for 40 years. The fair features 130 fine craft artists exhibiting  ceramics, glass, leather, wood, photography, jewelry, fiber, enamel, handmade paper, metal, and mixed media. The venue includes many amenities for artists: Friday night set-up, reduced parking for exhibitors in a covered lot, an on-site caterer/food service, overnight booth security, and an indoor hospitality area. Over $3,000 in artists’ awards are presented, including cash and gift certificates.

The beginnings of the Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair go back 39 years, when Margaret Rahill, the former Curator of the Charles Allis Art Museum, and Leslie Brockel, a former board member of the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, came up with an idea for an art fair on the grounds of the museum. The name “Morning Glory” was chosen because the traditional plantings of morning glory vines would be in full bloom in mid-August in the Allis garden areas where the fair was originally staged.

The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair was held at the Charles Allis Art Museum from 1975 to 2001.

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