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July 2016

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Live Music, Food, Art and Shopping – it’s all at Taste of Lake Country!

Mark your calendars for the North Shore Bank Taste of Lake Country, happening on July 29, 2016 from 5 pm-10:30 pm and July 30, 2016 from 4 pm-10:30 pm at Pewaukee Lakefront Park and along Wisconsin Avenue. This year Taste of Lake Country is partnering with the Pewaukee Area Arts Council, as they host their Waterfront Art Festival in conjunction with Taste of Lake Country.

With restaurants, live music, art vendors and boutique shopping there is something for everyone at this free event.  Be sure to check out the new champagne and wine bar.  The 2016 Taste of Lake Country will go out with a bang thanks to a Bartolotta Fireworks display on Saturday night at 10:30 pm.


As a part of Taste of Lake Country this year, the Pewaukee Area Art Council is hosting the 9th annual Plein Air Painting Contest at the Waterfront Art Festival.  The contest is on Fri., July 29, 2016 from 2 pm to 8 pm and on Sat., July 30, 2016 from 8 am to 2 pm at Pewaukee Lakefront Park.

Plein air painting is about leaving your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was made into an art form by the French impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, short-lived qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”

Watch some of our area’s finest artists as they paint our lakefront and surrounding areas. Talk with the artists and when the paintings are completed you may purchase them at the Pewaukee Area Arts Council booth at Taste of Lake Country.


  • Pewaukee Area Arts Council will be selling various pieces of art made by local artists who are members of PAAC.
  • Chasin’ Vapor, Lake Country’s premier vapor tasting bar and shop on Silvernail Rd. in Pewaukee will be on hand with samples and advice.
  • Chiropractic and Wellness on Pewaukee Lake will be offering free chair massages and healthy suggestions.
  • Harvest Home, Pewaukee’s favorite home décor, clothing and jewelry shop will be at Taste of Lake Country selling their treasures.


Friday, July 29
5 pm – 7 pm – 4 on the Floor
7:45 pm – 10:30 pm – The Toys

Saturday, July 30
4 pm – 7 pm – Dirty Boogie Band
7:45 pm – 10:30 pm – The Love Monkeys


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