Joe Schwarte, a native of Chicago, attended art school on the GI Bill and with the benefit of good mentors and a bit of luck, designs and builds furniture for a living just outside Gays Mills.
Joe’s furniture has been featured in Fine Woodworking Design, at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City, at “Around the Coyote” Arts Festival in Chicago, at the Fine Furnishings Show in Milwaukee, at “Off the Square” in Madison (awarded “Best of Wood), at the Lake Forest Art Expo, and most recently at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Join us at VIVA Gallery on 1st Thursday, June 7, from 5 - 7 pm, meet Joe and see his fine workup close. Come for the artist reception and stay for dinner at the Rooted Spoon. Dinner at Rooted Spoon begins at 7 pm. Make your reservations by calling 637 - 2223 or email at