- October 25, 2023
- Posted by: Phil Block
- Category: Uncategorized
On a pleasant October day, members of my camera club, the Photo Pictorialists of Milwaukee, (PPM) were treated to a private tour of Studio 224 in Port Washington. PPM is the oldest camera club in Wisconsin, founded in 1904. Club member Michael Bunton led the studio tour and also demonstrated print making in the Studio 224 Darkroom.
Studio 224 is part of the larger Gallery 224 entity, which describes itself as A nonprofit art organization promoting art, artists, and land conservation. The studio is located on the lower level of the historic Boerner Mercantile Building at 211 N. Franklin Street in downtown Port Washington. Boerner Mercantile opened in 1911 as a department store. Later, the building became home to Lueptow’s Furniture and after a major renovation which restored it to its orginal look, Zu-Zu Pedals, a bike store. The Daily Baking Co. also operates there. Soon, Boerner Mercantile will be home to Mercantile Plaza, an art-focused gathering, art display, and retail establishment.
The photos below were taken during our PPM visit to the Studio 224.