Morning Glory Art Fair in Deer District

The Morning Glory Art Fair brought fine art, photography, jewelry and more to Milwaukee's Deer District Sunday, Aug. 14 

Artists showcased their creations outside Fiserv Forum. 

Outside fiserv forum, an arena for artists to showcase their creations.

"I always had a passion for working with wood," said Courtney Kern. 

Courtney and Aryn Kern own Longshadow Woodworks. Courtney worked at a sawmill for many years, and he'd always bring back scraps of wood.

The Minnesota couple sells finely handcrafted items using reclaimed wood.

"One day, he made cutting boards, and the rest is history," said Aryn Kern.

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Passion and history were found at the Morning Glory Art Fair Sunday. Shoppers had their eyes on bold, bright, beautiful pieces made by artists from across the country.

"There are so many ways these pieces become a part of people's lives," said Kim Koch

Koch has designed jewelry for more than 40 years. He previously received an "Award of Excellence" at the Morning Glory Art Fair.

"When someone chooses a piece of mine, I am so honored," said Koch. "It can be a commitment if it's for a wedding or a celebration of a piece if it's for an anniversary."

People perusing the plaza purchased pieces, paintings and pictures. Artists were grateful.

"It's a humbling experience to put your work in front of people and have them react in a visceral way," said Aryn Kern.

The Morning Glory Art Fair is one of the top art fairs in the Midwest. More than 130 artists participated.