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The Pfister Hotel

Emerging Program member

The Pfister Hotel, known for its expansive Victorian art collection – the largest of its kind of any hotel in the world, proudly continues its artist in residence program for the third year. The program, which features a working art studio and gallery that is open to hotel guests and visitors to enjoy, was officially opened during Gallery Night & Day in April 2009.

The Pfister’s artist in residence program is a member of the international Alliance of Artists Communities, the service organization for the field of artists’ communities and residencies. The Alliance includes more than 250 members – a diverse field of artists’ communities, residency programs, individuals, and institutions that support living artists in the creation of new work – from across the U.S. and in more than a dozen countries worldwide. More information about the Alliance can be found at

According to Tim Smith, The Pfister’s General Manager, “For decades, The Pfister has hosted the much acclaimed Victorian Art Collection, the largest of its kind in any hotel in the world. We want to expand on our reputation as a destination hotel for art connoisseurs by offering our guests and the public a glimpse into the world of art as it is being created – in real time, by amazingly talented artists.”

Smith further explained that The Pfister’s Business Center on the Ground Level of the hotel was renovated to accommodate both a working space for the artist, as well as a space where art will be on display for enjoyment and purchase. The studio is located near the Café at the Pfister. To schedule an art tour, please contact our Concierge at # 414-273-8222.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin: United States

The Pfister Hotel, built in 1893 has been the premier downtown Milwaukee hotel for over a century, and continues to celebrate a tradition of gracious service and impeccable style. From the moment you arrive, you’ll notice the extraordinary architecture, and a welcoming ambiance marked by a priceless Victorian art collection which rivals that of any hotel in the world. Renovated in 2008, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee has received accolades as being the best of downtown Milwaukee hotels since it opened. We are proud of our AAA Four-Diamond Award and membership in two of our industry's leading organizations: Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

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424 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
United States