Opening: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 5 – 9 pm
Tuesday, Jun 27 – Aug 27, 2023

215 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Back in 1851, Wisconsin adopted Forward as its motto to reflect the state’s continuous drive to be a national leader. Since Lily Pad | West first opened almost seven years ago, it too has strived to be a leader and bring great art to Milwaukee. As the gallery continues to grow and diversify its artist roster, it is committed to supporting contemporary, local artists.

Lily Pad | West is pleased to present Forward as its second annual group exhibition of all Wisconsin artists. Some of the gallery’s mainstay artists will exhibit in the show including Marc Anderson, Allison B. Cooke, Steve Gerhartz, Bruce Niemi, Ken Schneider, and Diane Washa, as well as newly invited artists Robert M. Girsh, Antwan Ramar, and John Waite.


On view June 27 - August 27

VIP and Press Preview Night: Thursday, June 29 from 6 to 9pm

Opening Reception: Friday, June 30 from 5 to 9pm

Gallery Night MKE Receptions: Friday, July 21 from 5 to 9pm and Saturday, July 22 from 11am to 6pm


Top Image: Allison B. Cooke, Bagliore Rimanente, Oil / cold wax on panel, 40 x 60”


Marc Anderson, Madeline Island - Tickle Me Pink, Oil on panel, 40 x 30"