Arts and Crafts

This section includes local art schools, art museums, galleries, 3D fabrication services and makerspaces. Museums and galleries are included because they can be sources of creative inspiration even if their exhibitions don't fall within the steampunk category. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Art Education

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Milwaukee, WI, USA

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is a four-year, professional college of art and design, founded in 1974. . .

Art Museums


Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts

Racine, WI, USA

This museum is part of the Racine Art Museum. . .

Charles Allis Art Museum

Milwaukee, WI, USA

The Charles Allis Art Museum was originally the home of Milwaukee native Charles Allis and his wife, Sarah. . .

Haggerty Museum of Art

Milwaukee, WI, USA

The Partick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art is located on the campus of Marquette University in downtown Milwaukee. . .

Lynden Sculpture Garden

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Lynden Sculpture Garden is a 40-acre outdoor sculpture park in Milwaukee. . .

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee, WI, USA

The Milwaukee Art Museum houses more than 35,000 works of art on four floors, with works from antiquity to the present. . .


Racine Art Museum

Racine, WI, USA

The Racine Art Museum and RAM’s Charles A. . .

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Villa Terrace's art collection in Milwaukee features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through the 19th centuries. . .

Fabrication Services/Makerspaces

3D Hubs - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .


Milwaukee, WI, USA

This facility, part of the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, is geared for kids and families. . .

Makexyz 3D Printing - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Makexyz is a website that provides access to independent 3D printing services around the world. . .

Fashion/Textile Museums

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

Cedarburg, WI, USA

The museum "is dedicated to educating the public about the artistic, cultural, historic and social importance of quilts and fiber arts. . ."


Copper & Pearls

Oak Creek, WI, USA

Copper & Pearls describes itself as "an artisan and crafter consignment shoppe and DIY studio. . ."

Galerie Matisse

Lake Geneva, WI, USA

Galerie Matisse is a fine arts gallery featuring painters from North America and Europe. . .

The Gallori

Oconomowoc, WI, USA

Craft-oriented gallery and framing shop. . .

Redline Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI, USA

RedLine Milwaukee desribes itself as "an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art. . ."

Performance Groups


Quasimondo Physical Theatre

South Milwaukee, WI, USA

This theatrical group puts on performances at locations in the Milwaukee area and other places. . .

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