Saturday, Nov. 21, the Open Canvas 2009 fundraiser will be held from 6-11 p.m. at 320 E. Buffalo St. in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. A silent auction of more than 90 original paintings will benefit the Eisner Museum and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design scholarships. The event is presented by Good Knight Promotions in memory of William Joel Kursel. Open Canvas offers the unique experience of watching more than 90 leading artists create individual paintings in one day, bidding on the works through a silent auction, and taking new treasures home that evening. Fine food, hors d’ouevres and libations are served throughout the evening courtesy of 30 sponsoring restaurants and caterers. Cost to attend is $50 in advance or $55 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling MIAD at (414) 847-3200 or the Eisner at (414) 847-3285, or in person at Artist and Display, 9015 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, Volunteer Center of Milwaukee’s Bonnie Andrews will present Valuable Volunteer Management Tools for nonprofit organizations from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the UWM school of continuing education. Cost to attend is $165 and includes lunch. To register visit here.
Sunday, Dec. 6 The fourth annual exchange alternative gift fair and the second annual Our Milwaukee Buy Local Fair at Lakefront Brewery, 1872 Commerce St., Milwaukee, from 1-5 p.m. Enjoy complimentary refreshments from Alterra Coffee and Outpost Natural Foods, Lakefront beer, soda, snacks and satellite crepes will be available for purchase and live music will go from 2-4 p.m. Free brewery tours will also be available. For more information about the alternative gift fair visit www.outpostnaturalfoods.coop The Buy Local Live Local Days will run from Saturday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 13. visit www.ourmilwaukee.net for more information.
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