Art Fair on the Square (Madison)


Art Fair on the Square (Madison)

Art Fair on the Square is an annual event held on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin. The event brings together around 500 artists from across the country on the second weekend of July. Most art forms are represented, including ceramics, glass, fiber arts, photography, graphic arts, sculpture, woodwork, metals, and jewelry, as well as the traditional paint and print mediums. The event has been one of the most popular events in Madison for 50 years, drawing an estimated 200,000 people each year, including artists, students, families, and casual browsers. The event is organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) and serves as its primary fundraising event.

As part of the art fair, the corners of the square and the middles of each side are filled with food vendors, drink carts, music stages, and other entertainment.

Art Fair Off the Square

Held the same weekend as Art Fair on the Square is Art Fair Off the Square, an art fair that exclusively features Wisconsin artists. Organized by the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, Art Fair Off the Square is held along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., leading to the Monona Terrace.

Additional Attractions

In recent years, businesses along State Street as well as other artists have set up along the street leading to the University of Wisconsin campus. The Dane County Farmers' Market operates as usual on Saturday morning, but it is moved one block off the square.

Additional Resources

* [http://www.mmoca.org/events/artfair/index.html MMoCA: Art Fair on the Square site]

* [http://www.artcraftwis.org/afos.html Art Fair Off the Square]


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