In July John McGivern visited our studios and gallery twice to conduct interviews with artists as well as members of the local band “Life in a Tree”!

 We look forward to seeing the airing of Milwaukee Public Television’s “Around the Corner with John McGivern”, and will announce the show date when it becomes known.


John McGivern with Arts Mill artists Laura Schroeder, Karin Savage, Sheri Bestor, Gina Studelska and Amber Popcorn

John McGivern and crew

John McGivern and crew

Currently on display on 3rd floor:

Fine Art Montage(1)

More reasons to smile when you shop on Amazon!

Now when you make purchases on Amazon, you can make a donation to NSAA with no cost to you. Simply pick North Shore Academy of the Arts as your charitable organization every time you purchase an Amazon Smile eligible product, and a percentage of that purchase will be donated to NSAA in order to help enrich our programs.


Contact NSAA at 262-377-3514 or e-mail us at if you have questions.

Welcome to the Arts Mill Gallery & Boutique.



The Arts Mill is situated in the historic Grafton Mill located at 1300 14th Ave. Grafton, WI adjacent to the Milwaukee River and two blocks from our home site (North Shore Academy of the Arts). The newly renovated 3rd floor is where we host many exciting art events and is also available for our community to rent for private parties.  The 2nd floor houses our art studios, which supports local artists in their discipline while giving the public the opportunity to view live artists at work. Within the studio space is the Arts Mill Boutique, developed to encourage the pursuit of artistic careers. It is a wonderful mix of gift items and creative accessories developed by local artists from Milwaukee and Southeastern, WI.

For more information on our building, artists and boutique, please contact Paula DeStefanis, the Arts Mill Director at: 262-377-3514 or