MPS student art shown alongside work from international artists at Lakefront Festival of Art

MILWAUKEE  – The work of student artists from Milwaukee Public Schools will stand alongside pieces created by artists from around the world as the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Lakefront Festival of Art, presented by Quad/Graphics and Milwaukee Magazine, kicks off at noon Friday.

MPS student artwork at the festival (Courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum)

MPS student artwork at the festival (Courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum)

“Seeing the hard work of our students next to the work of professionals is wonderful,” said Kim Abler, MPS art curriculum specialist. “It’s great to hear people buzzing about our student art at the festival!”

The posters will be on display along Lincoln Memorial Drive in front of the museum throughout the event (Friday: Noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

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