‘Art in Space’ April 28 benefits UWM Planetarium

Art in SpaceUWM’s Manfred Olson Planetarium is hosting its third annual benefit event, “Art in Space,” on Saturday, April 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This is the second year the planetarium is partnering with the Peck School of the Arts to create a unique event that fuses art and space. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy – and bid on – space-themed art created by UWM staff, students and members of the community. The artwork will be displayed just outside the planetarium entrance in the Physics Building hallway.

On this elegant occasion, guests will enjoy a special planetarium program that highlights stunning astronomical imagery and artists’ interpretations of astronomical phenomena. Audiences will also be treated to a tour of the current night sky

As well as bidding on fabulous art, guests will have the chance to bid on gift baskets filled with goodies from local favorites, including Capricio Salon and Spa, Tracks Tavern and Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Clark Graphics, Pizza Shuttle, Sherwin Williams, The Pancake House and People’s Books Co-op. Complementary light refreshments will be provided.

Admission is $30/general admission and $15/UWM students with ID.  Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the event.

Although normally children are welcome to planetarium programs, this evening’s event is not recommended for children under age 9.

To learn more about the planetarium’s shows and events, visit planetarium.uwm.edu. The planetarium also can be found on Facebook and Twitter.