Thomas William Furniture Comes Home After Successful Exhibition at 35th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show

Thomas William Furniture is looking forward to returning to the Lakefront Festival of Art in Milwaukee on June 16, 17 and 18 after a successful showing at the 35th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show.

Thomas William Furniture is excited to be back home in Wisconsin for the Lakefront Festival of Art after a successful exhibition at the 35th Annual Smithsonian Craft Show. The Lakefront Festival of Art for over fifty years has been bringing art to life on Milwaukee’s lakefront. Started in 1963, this three-day fund-raising event has evolved from a gathering of a handful of artists to a vibrant, exciting, and wide-ranging festival with something for everyone. With close to 30,000 attendees and over 170 jury-selected artists from across the nation, the Lakefront Festival of Art is a fun-filled destination with art, food, music, and activities for the whole family.  Named one of the top twenty art festivals in the country, the Lakefront Festival of Art is a showcase of paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, jewelry, and more.

Tom Dumke of Thomas William Furniture stated, "Although we enjoyed our time at the Smithsonian Craft Show, we are thrilled to be chosen as a featured artist at the Lakefront Festival of Art, it's always good to be home."   Tom Dumke of Thomas William Furniture was one of the 120 fine-art craft artists at the Smithsonian Craft Show representing 34 states; chosen from more than 1,000 applications. He is looking forward to Lakefront Festival of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "I enjoyed exhibiting at the 35th Smithsonian Craft Show for the first time.  I really appreciated the National Building Museum where we exhibited but I always enjoy the Lakefront Festival of Art because of their attention to detail."  

The Lakefront Festival of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is June 16, 17 and 18.  "It's always good to see people in Milwaukee.  People come a long way to see the beautiful lakefront, gorgeous Calatrava and the exhibits at the art museum," said Tom. Tom handcrafts solid wood furniture that is Shaker inspired and is traditional with a modern flare. The clean line of the Shaker form inspires the design, creating pieces sized proportionally for today's needs. The Shakers have had a profound influence on Tom's work: their clean unadorned simplicity, functionalism and craftsmanship. He also is influenced with a deep respect for the furniture craftsmen of the 17th and 18th centuries. Their knowledge of form, balance, joinery and of wood movement is evident in the pieces of fine furniture that still exist today.

Thomas William Furniture is based out of Southeastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee metropolitan area. For more information, click here.

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