It's the season for art shows to move outdoors, and one of the brightest spots of summer in Tosa is upon us.
The annual Firefly Art Fair celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend at the Kneeland-Walker House in Wauwatosa. More than 90 juried artists from around the country will be exhibiting works from jewelry and ceramics to textiles, watercolors and photography in the Victorian gardens on the house’s grounds.
“This year we will have some special features because it’s our 25th year,” said Janel Ruzicka, executive director of the Wauwatosa Historical Society. “Since its inception in 1987, the art fair has raised about $500,000 for educational programs and preservation efforts of the historical society.”
“We’ve added ribs to the menu this year, which were featured at the first art fair 25 years ago,” Ruzicka said. “And there’s homemade pie made by the members of the Historical Society.”
On Sunday, North Shore Bank is treating visitors to a piece of birthday cake to mark the fair’s quarter-century milestone.
For more information, visit wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org/Firefly.
Where: Kneeland-Walker House
7406 Hillcrest Dr., Wauwatosa
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Admission: $4 for adults and children 12 and older; children younger than 12 free
Parking: Street parking