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The Trout Museum of Art returns with Made to Order 3, an exhibit connecting collectors and community members with Wisconsin artists to create one-of-a-kind, customized works of art. In 2021, we commissioned over $80,000 worth of art. Our 2023 goal for commissions is $100,000. 50% goes directly to artists and 50% to museum programming.

This fall, artists are signing up with TMA to be ready for a December 15 commission launch. Commissioning artwork is a collaborative experience between the artist and buyer. Artists create works in their style based on what they and the buyer discuss. Artists put their vision, creativity, and craftsmanship into each piece. The buyer enjoys a front-row seat to watch their artwork come alive. The work is then exhibited at the museum.

Support local artists and your local museum by commissioning a work of art. Made to Order will result in an exhibition of the original works and an opening reception and fundraiser on Friday, August 25, 2023 to unveil the finished pieces.

2023 Artists Coming Dec 15!


Collector’s Conversation

Sat, Jan 7 | 1pm | TMA
All are welcome!

Learn about buying art and becoming a collector with John Brogan and Beth Lipman, and sign up to commission art.


Commissioner’s Salon 1

Van Daalwyk & Morales Home
Wed, Feb 1 | 6 – 8pm

Join us for drinks and appetizers, learn about artists, and sign up to commission a work of art.


Commissioner’s Salon 2

King Loft
Tues, Mar 14 | 6– 8pm

Join us for drinks and appetizers, learn about artists, and sign up to commission a work of art.


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Events Sponsors:

Sponsor the Made to Order Opening Night & Arts Fundraiser


I’m interested in commissioning an artwork.
What’s next?

1. Browse for the right artist(s) below (coming Dec 15!). OR attend a commissioner’s event to learn more about commissioning and the artists.
2. What can inspire your art piece? Anything! Style, family, decor, travel, favorite places…
3. Choose your budget. Each artist has pricing on their pages.
4. Fill out a Made to Order interest form.
5. TMA staff will coordinate an artist connection and details. If you don’t know all the details yet, that’s okay!
6. Payment to TMA: 50% down payment and 50% when the project is completed.
7. Artist creates your masterpiece.
8. Your artwork will be on exhibit Aug 25 to Dec 31, 2023.
9. Attend the Made to Order opening reception and fundraiser on Aug 25.
10. Take your one-of-a-kind artwork home following the exhibition!