Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair

Q:  Is this a craft fair or an art fair?         YES!

The unique and funiMaGine project returns for its third year in 2018. Each year the Fair planners select an object, and challenge artists to create a work, in their medium, that is representative of that object. Lasr year's object was a skyscraper, in recognition of all the new building taking place and energizing downtown Milwaukee.  This year we acknowledge the Milwaukee River which winds it way through the city, and serves as a perfect backdrop for our fair. Be sure to visit the iMaGine display tent and vote for your favorite. All pieces will be available for purchase as well. Check out examples from last year below.

2018 Theme: The River

Check out this video and see why one couple finds reasons to return the Morning Glory each year.

The 44th annual Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair is on its way!

August 11 - 12, 2018

The Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair returns to the grounds of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, the second weekend in August.

Once again, the fair, sponsored by the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, (WDCC), brings together top fine craft artists from around the country.  Check back often as we update information as artists and activities are finalized.

WDCC Facebook page

2017 Best of Show award winner - Mixed-media Artist Carmen Tibbets

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


Fine Craft is a category within the larger domain of Fine Art

Contemporary fine craft is marked by innovation in design and materials. Accepted as an important art form, contemporary craft is marked by new interpretations of traditional technique and style. Studio craft artists continue to make objects by hand, beautiful pieces that can be utilitarian and are sold in galleries and at art fairs. These individuals have generally learned their skills in more formal educational settings – including studying, researching, and experimenting.  For a pdf  further exploring Fine Craft and WDCC.....