Winter Glory 2016      November 18 - 19

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Polish Center of Wisconsin 

6941 S. 68th St., Franklin, Wisconsin

Hours: 1-8pm Friday and 10–5pm Saturday

$5 admission

FREE parking

Nearly 40 artists

Food and beverage options available

If you appreciate high-quality craftwork made by talented artisans from the Midwest and beyond, we hope you’ll join us at the 2016 Winter Glory Fine Craft Show, now in its second year at this spacious and warm venue just minutes southwest of downtown Milwaukee.

Imagine a charming country manor on wooded grounds overlooking a lake, bedecked for the holiday season with lights twinkling and soft music playing, with plenty of close, free parking. Relax as you enjoy shopping for artful accessories and beautiful home d├ęcor for yourself and for everyone on your gift list! This is the Winter Glory Fine Craft Show!

Winter Glory brings together the finest handcrafted work in one comfortable venue where patrons can meet and talk with artisans and learn more about their processes. You’ll find artwork in many styles to fit all budgets and tastes – ceramics, textiles, glass, metal jewelry, beadwork, leather accessories, photography, prints, sculpture, woodwork, mixed media, digital art, and more.

This late November event is the counterpart to the WDCC’s summer favorite, the Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair, held in August off the Riverwalk in downtown Milwaukee. Comments from last year's show were lavish in their praise of the quality and affordability of the art, the warm welcoming ambiance of the venue, and the relaxed atmosphere that encouraged interaction with the exhibiting artists.

 Questions, or interested in volunteering? 

  Contact Dionne L Wachowiak, Show Chair at:

WDCC is pleased to welcomes Renewal by Andersen as a Winter Glory Sponsor

  • 15 Nov 2016 12:16 PM | Bob Dickey (Administrator)

    Click Here for a complete list of the artists participating in this year's Winter Glory Fine Craft Show.  See you there!

  • 07 Nov 2016 7:30 PM | Bob Dickey (Administrator)

    General information, artist booth assignments and floor plan with booth locations are now posted here, or, click on artist information on the sub menu under the Winter Glory Fine Craft Fair. Please also find the Wisconsin state tax form and bring it, filled out, to the show. If you have questions, please direct them via email to:

  • 25 Oct 2016 3:03 PM | Bob Dickey (Administrator)

    Click on the image below to print the coupon, or bring it on your mobile phone to get one free admission with one paid admission for Winter Glory!

  • 29 Feb 2016 4:45 PM | Bob Dickey (Administrator)

    We are thrilled to announce the return of the Winter Glory Fine Craft Show for the 2nd year at the Polish Center of Wisconsin. This charming location is designed in the style of a Polish country manor. Comprised of beautiful architecture and picturesque great rooms, all overlooking spacious landscape and an incredible lake view. The Polish Center has plenty of ample FREE parking. It comfortably accommodates 47 booths, (31-8x8, 16-4x8) with a wide aisle layout allowing for plenty of accessibility to all booths. Social gathering areas, as well as food and beverage options create a fine craft show with a festive spirit.

    The Winter Glory Fine Craft Show is open to any and all fine craft artists18 years or older working in ceramics, digital art, enamel, fiber wearable, fiber non-wearable, glass, jewelry-metal, jewelry non-metal, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, photography, printmaking, sculpture or wood.

    The Friday / Saturday show format allows us to offer your buying crowd a fine craft shopping experience that will not conflict with the Wisconsin die hard Sunday (Packer or Badger) football fan schedules.

    Visit the show web page for more information. To apply, click here to go to the ZAPP application.

  • 23 Nov 2015 3:46 PM | Bob Dickey (Administrator)

    First year at a new venue....first of event of this type for the venue.  And it went off in an this next year, way! Thanks to the outstanding team of WDCC  board members and the Winter Glory Fine Craft Show team who worked to first find a venue, and then put together a show, and pull it off with verve and elegance.

    The team, led by Stephanie Bartz, assisted by Ann Wydeven, Joan Kennedy-Weber and Kim Wilson, (below), put this whole thing together. Thanks to Tom at the Polish Center of Wisconsin for his embrace of our ideas and members. His warmth and enthusiasm  throughout the weekend were very evident.

    Can things be improved upon? No doubt. A survey will shortly go out to participating artists seeking their input. But all in all. the feedback has been outstanding, and look for this to become another WDCC signature event.

    Thanks to everyone!!!

  • 13 Oct 2015 8:41 AM | Bob Dickey (Administrator)

    Go to the "artist information" sub menu for the currently available information. More to be posted shortly.

  • 02 Oct 2015 9:39 AM | Bob Dickey (Administrator)

  • 09 Jul 2015 2:41 PM | Bob Dickey (Administrator)

    We are excited about the talented group of  Fine Craft Artisans slated to be at the show.  Come to the show and check out the creativity and craftsmanship of these outstanding artists:

    Larry Anderson, wood

    Cynthia Auxier, mixed media

    Melissa Banks, jewelry

    Sher Berman, jewelry

    Pam Bronk, leather

    Peter Ciesla, fiber

    Amy & David Dallas, mixed media

    Debra Dembowski, jewelry

    Robert Dickey, wood

    Kathleen Eggert, glass

    Kristin Gereau, fiber

    Mary Hager, mixed media

    David Harrison, digital art

    Ilze Heider, leather

    Retta Hentschel, glass

    Michael Imes, sculpture

    William Kaufmann, ceramics

    Pam Kehoe-Peterson, jewelry

    Joan Kennedy, fiber

    Nadine King, jewelry

    Robin Kittleson, glass

    Frank Kudla, jewelry

    Sarah Mann, jewelry

    Loel Martin, photography

    Eileen McDaniel, ceramics

    Layl McDill, sculpture

    Joseph Mendla, sculpture

    Mary Mendla, fiber

    Erika Mock, fiber

    Michael Nolte, sculpture

    Kerri Norman, jewelry

    JEF Raasch, ceramics

    Barbara Raidl, printmaking

    Pat Rued, fiber

    Fran Rubenstein, fiber

    Michael Schael, ceramics

    Kate Shoemaker, mixed media

    Laurie Shovers, jewelry

    Warren Slocum, glass

    Amy Taylor, jewelry

    Char TerBeest Kudla, fiber

    Michael Thee, jewelry

    Patty Tiry, jewelry

    Jean Wells, ceramics

    Kim Wilson, jewelry

    Ann Wydeven, ceramics

    Lou Zale, digital art


WDCC uses Zapplication for artists applying to our shows. Click on the logo to link to their site. 

Contact us


 Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council
 3900 West Brown Deer Road, Suite A PMB 130
 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209


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