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Discover Unique Treasures at First-Ever Art & Artisan Fair

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 29, 2020) – Bayshore is excited to host the Art and Artisan Fair on Oct. 3 and 4, presented by Amdur Productions. Taking place in The Yard, a large, open-air green space located at the heart of Bayshore, and surrounding streets, the free event will feature more than 75 artists and artisans showcasing a variety of fine art, food, clothing, home décor and more.

Guests will also be treated to live music and entertainment as they shop for unique items and gifts, as well as offerings from the new RK’D Bar mobile beer garden. RK’D Bar features a retro gaming arcade and craft beers from local breweries, including Central Waters, Tyranena, New Glarus, Sprecher sodas and seasonal selections.

“We have created a unique open-air destination for friends and family who want to connect and get a jumpstart on shopping for the holiday season,” said Kirk Williams, managing director for Cypress Equities. “With so many talented artists and artisans, you are sure to find a uniquely personalized item for anyone on your list – and maybe even yourself too!”

Artist Highlights

Richard Cooley, Sparkplug Guy

Wisconsin artist, Richard Cooley creates sculptures using materials that most people call “junk.” He finds most of the materials at recycling centers, salvage yards, thrift stores, garage sales and several local automobile, motorcycle and small engine shops. His sculptures are often crafted from materials used in everyday life and every creation is a unique, one-of-a-kind original because the assembly depends on the parts that he has on hand.

Cindy Cumming, Cindy Bella Designs

Cumming’s work uses a patchwork technique to piece together interesting fabrics with contrasting colors and textures. She loves designing and making interesting wearables to enhance a woman's wardrobe.

Monica Nawrocki, Plant Based Beauty

Plant Based Beauty is a one-woman, home-operated small business based out of Chicago, inspired by a holistic approach to health and wellness. All products are made with organic, good-for-you, superfood ingredients derived straight from nature.

William Nardin, WMN Woodworking

Nardin makes wood items called bandsaw boxes. Each box is created using a bandsaw and incorporates at least two types of wood. All the wood originates from tree service companies.

Greg Sobanski, Clear Candle

Clear Candle makes 100 percent reusable and eco-friendly candles that burn soot and toxin free. Each regular sized candle burns for a minimum of 40 to 50 hours and the unique zinc core wicks allow the candle to self-extinguish.

Kathleen Murphy Willer, Painter

Murphy’s artwork is inspired by her outdoor childhood play area – acres of wildflowers and weeds on city-owned land in Milwaukee, where she grew up. Her paintings can be described as full of color and whimsy, briefly escaping into a more peaceful place.

Jon Jahraus, Cartoonist

Jahraus draws original cartoons that are personalized using information about the recipient. With more than 250 designs to choose from, his cartoons make a great, uniquely personalized gift for the special people in your life.

Entertainment Highlights

Jake Williams (Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Jake Williams combines modern songs into hip, piano grooves and vocals creating a warm atmosphere for music lovers of any type. Melding 90s R&B, Modern Hits and Classic Gems into a perfect evening of music magic.

THE BEAUTIFUL COLLIDE (Saturday, Oct. 3, 1:30 – 5 p.m.)

The Beautiful Collide blends the sultry sounds of Elyse Weitzman’s vocals with flute and saxophone accents and the musical versatility of Adam Speck on guitar and vocal accompaniment. Elements of pop, blues, jazz, and light rock are featured in every performance.

Alyssia Dominguez (Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Dominguez brings a new flair to country music by infusing a touch of her Hispanic roots. She is changing the local music scene and lighting up audiences each time she graces the stage.

Marcell (Sunday, Oct. 4, 2 – 5 p.m.)
Marcell Guyton – Piano Man Extraordinaire! From rock, pop, R&B and the classics, Marcell has been a mainstay in the southeast Wisconsin and international music scenes for over 30 years.

Event Hours

Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bayshore supports the practice of social distancing for guests and masks with mask wearing encouraged, but not mandated. Social distancing signage and hand sanitizer units are in public restrooms, and public seating areas are positioned for safe social distancing in the open-air environment.

For more information about the Art & Artisan Fair, visit

About Bayshore

Bayshore is an open-air, mixed-use shopping center featuring a variety of retail shops, restaurants, offices and multi-family residential units. Bayshore features more than 70 merchants, offices and restaurants. The center boasts a dynamic atmosphere and unique shopping experience. With its vibrant year-round appeal and engaging ‘shop, dine, play and stay’ community setting, Bayshore truly is the place to be. For more information, visit For retail leasing opportunities, please contact Mid-America’s Dan Rosenfeld or Andrew Prater at 414-273-4600, for office leasing, contact Colliers International’s Dan Wroblewski or Matt Fahey at 414-276-9500.

About Cypress Equities

Cypress Equities* (Cypress) was founded in 1995 and has since established a national reputation synonymous with the premier development, operation and management of destination-class retail and mixed-use properties throughout the United States. Historically, Cypress has developed and acquired more than 20 million square feet and currently is developing and managing a portfolio primarily focused on retail and mixed-use properties. Today, there are three Cypress Equities offices in the U.S., including Dallas (headquarters), New York and Atlanta. Visit for more information.

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