Barbara Manger
Artist, Printmaker, Author


Artist in Residence at Donges Bay Gorge Nature Preserve

Barbara is one of 12 artists participating in a year-long residency program called ARTservancy, a collaboration between Gallery 224 in Port Washington and the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, River Revitalization Foundation, Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy and the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory. The mission of ARTservancy is to promote the visionary work of both the artists and conservationists. Each artist has selected a preserve to spend time in and to engage with.

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I work in my studio in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From this vantage point, a life lived near lakes and rivers and my love of paddling kayaks and canoes inform the unique prints I call "riverworks".


Barbara Manger
Artist, Printmaker, Author

My studio is located in the Marshall building at 207 E. Buffalo Street in the heart of Milwaukee's vibrant Historic Third Ward.

The building is a century-old, converted warehouse that showcases contemporary amenities and historic charm.

The building was the vision of developer George Bockl. He imagined turning the Marshall Building into an incubator for the city's creative class which included small businesses, artists and craftspeople.

Bockl's strategy proved to be a success. It not only filled the building with interesting tenants, it also sparked economic and residential interest in the Third Ward and energized the historic preservation and development of the neighborhood.

The Marshall Building has easy access to bus stops, ample street and structure parking, and an effortless proximity to cafes, restaurants, and retail shopping. It is just one block from the Public Market and Milwaukee's three-mile riverwalk.

Today the Marshall Building is home to many galleries, boutiques, corporate offices, and artist studios like the one I share with my friend and fellow artist, Sally Duback.