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Discover ART 64: A Live Painting Competition

Paint strokes with the text ART 64, a live performance painting tournament

Who says March is the most wonderful time of the year? We’re bringing the bracket back in early June for our second-annual ART 64 event — a live, two-day bracket-style painting tournament. 

We can’t wait to welcome artists and visitors from all around to our charming city to celebrate our collective love for the arts and small, local businesses.

About ART 64

ART 64 is a one-of-a-kind, two-day bracket-style painting tournament that takes place in the heart of our charming city, Tosa Village. As a weekend art event, you’ll find countless opportunities to explore Wauwatosa’s local restaurants and boutiques to the fullest.  

Wander through the streets of The Village to discover 64 competing artists from across the country with unique painting styles and backgrounds. 

These talented artists will be paired to go head-to-head and given 60 minutes to create a work of art on a predetermined theme. The winner of each round — and the $20,000 grand prize — will be picked by you!

Person painting on a canvas in The Village of Wauwatosa, WA. They are surrounded by people watching them paint.

What to Do, Where to Eat & Where to Stay

Things to Do

If you’re an art lover looking for even more ways to explore Wauwatosa before or after the event, check out the Wauwatosa Public Library. They offer an art exhibition space free of charge in the spirit of establishing the library as a community cornerstone!

From there, don’t miss the chance to see East Tosa’s vibrant, larger-than-life murals created by artists from near and far.

Every type of art is appreciated in the City of Wauwatosa. Take a stroll through Hartung Park to see sculptures of fossils along with a tranquil labyrinth. 

Places to Eat

Before the event, fuel up for an exciting day of live painting with your favorite caffeinated beverage from Anodyne Coffee Roasting Company, Vendetta Coffee Bar, or Stone Creek Coffee.

Grab a quick bite to eat within walking distance of ART 64 with numerous options from sushi at Kin by Rice n Roll to burgers from Café Hollander

To keep the fun times rolling throughout the evening, stop by Colonel Hart’s, Leff’s Lucky Town, or The Ruby Tap for a nightcap. 

Places to Stay

The Residence Inn Milwaukee West is closest to the event when it comes to accommodations, but if you are looking for more art-related things to do, places to eat, or places to stay, check out our complete list of recommendations in the Weekend Itinerary for Art Lovers blog.

Event Parking & Getting Around 

If you’re driving into Tosa for this can’t-miss art event, there are plenty of parking options available throughout The Village. 

Coming from another one of Tosa’s five dynamic districts? Take a Bublr Bike into the heart of our charming city for the event. 

For more information visit the event’s website,

Person painting on large, colorful canvas

Other Wauwatosa Art Events 

Can’t get enough of the arts in Wauwatosa? Make your trip back to Tosa this August for Firefly Art Fair, and be on the lookout for other countless upcoming events.

Learn more about where to stay, where to eat, and things to do while you’re here in Wauwatosa.