Lake Vista Park
*UPDATE 7/20 2:00PM – Due to severe weather, The Confluence is canceled to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, vendors, and attendees. This was not an easy decision, given the large amount of planning that has gone into The Confluence and all of the hard work our vendors and artists did to prepare.
The six artist installations commissioned for this event will remain on display in Oak Creek’s Lake Vista Park through August 10th. We encourage you to come explore the park and enjoy these beautiful works when weather improves.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes for anyone traveling from near and far to participate.
At The Confluence, Oak Creek’s Lake Vista Park will come alive with live music and entertainment, food trucks, an artist market, and a pop-up craft beer village. This free, family-friendly outdoor festival will feature public art installations by local creators, which will remain on display in the park for several weeks after the event is over.
Walk the paths overlooking Lake Michigan, take in breathtaking panoramic views, explore amazing sculptural installations, and support local artists and makers.
Leashed dogs are welcome. Seating will be limited, so please bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Feel free to bring kites, frisbees, and other recreational activities.
Artist: Adam Meurer
Title: “Harbor Moon”
Description: Powder coated steel, eco resin plastic sculpture
Artist Bio: I Graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from MIAD. My artwork is often narrative and whimsical. I enjoy working in a series to explore and develop an understanding or a communication with my artwork. I’m inspired by history, stories and life
experiences in both the context of city and rural life. I enjoy solving problems and working within particular restraints put in place by location or material. I want to enhance public spaces and create an evoking feeling that someone has when viewing or engaging with my public art. I’m currently working on a totem inspired series for my public art.
Artist: Alison Carlucci
Title: “Inside Out or Outside In?”
Description: Pause, pose and take a photo inside of this framed view of the lake while enjoying your expansive surroundings.
Title: “Color Wash”
Description: A tree stump is transformed into a winged chair amidst the colorful backdrop of the ribbons in the woods. The colorful ribbons flowing between the trees are an invitation to play. Wash your worries away as you forget your list of things to do and live in the moment.
Artist Bio: Alison Carlucci is a mixed media artist, designer and mother working at the intersection of art and architecture. Her work often creates an intimate space within a larger setting, where spontaneous play and a sense of wonder thrives. Her site-specific art installations often invite perspective shifts and are tactile and playful in nature. Carlucci holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of West Florida. She has called Milwaukee home since 2008 and lives in Bayview with her husband Owen and their three year old son Fin. She is currently breaking into the field of Environmental Branding and enjoys creating highly imaginative, brand-specific artwork for her clients. www.MaterialLanguage.com
Artist: Dan Kirchen
Description: Wooden seating stations for contemplating a space where nature and the city meet. The “stations” create a semi isolated space where a person is asked to be still and quiet so they can listen to the sounds, smell the surroundings. Each direction should provide a different mix. For example, seated in the station facing West, the participant will hear more city sounds than while seated in the East facing station.
Artist Bio: Dan Kirchen is a visual artist and life-long resident of Milwaukee. He received his Associates Degree in Applied Arts, Commercial Art from the Milwaukee Area Technical College.
After spending several years as a production artist for screen, flexographic and digital print he returned to his love for creating works of art using a combination of ink, acrylic and spray paint applied directly on glass.
In recent years his work has shifted to the use of wood construction such as Little Free Libraries, Benches, Camper themed bird houses and the Still Life 69 installation. All have served as a canvas for creative illustration and graphics.
Artist: Keenan Lampe
Description: Sculptural installation with wood (trees/logs) metal (stainless steel), steel cable
Artist Bio: Keenan Lampe spent much of his early life growing, learning and playing sports in Oak Creek. When he was mostly done with the growing and sports, Keenan doubled down on learning at UW-Madison where he studied Sculpture, Spanish and Japanese, the latter two leading to a few extended ventures abroad. After a brief stint as an industrial sewer at the Comfort Co in New Berlin, Keenan now dedicates his time to 20 Ton Studios in Milwaukee on space improvement, commissions and speculative projects. His current leisure activity of choice is tabletop games with friends.
Artist: The Prairie School
Title: Join Our Table
Description: A 4′ diameter wooden table that will have components on the top made of wood, acrylic, and ceramic that will invite manipulation from the viewing audience. The audience will finish the table in its final form at the end of the event.