Press Releases

Date of Release: 
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Contact Info: 

Katie Hunter, Art Fair on the Square Coordinator
608.257.0158 x 230 or artfair@mmoca.org

Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information 
608.257.0158 x 237 or katie@mmoca.org

Art Fair on the Square Celebrates 50 Years With Expanded Offerings for Kids

Art Fair on the Square Celebrates 50 Years 
With Expanded Offerings for Kids

MADISON, WI – Until now, few kids in Wisconsin were likely to list shopping for art among their favorite summertime activities. And although kids will always love swimming, outdoor games, and the chance to get lost in a good book, Art Fair on the Square may soon join their list of favorite summer destinations. New this year, the Pizza Hut Kids' Area will bring games, contests, and art projects galore to the 50th anniversary celebration of Art Fair on the Square.

Among the activities on tap for kids at this summer's fair are:

• an Art Project Tent featuring screen printing, potato-stamping on painters hats, and a make-your-own book and greeting card station; 
• face painting; 
• a Hula Hoop contest; 
• a weekend-long game of Simon Says, beginning at 9 am Saturday and continuing until the fair closes at 5 pm Sunday; 
• a Toddler Tent featuring Stick the Bird on the Tree (a toddler-friendly version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey), a rubber duck pond, and a coloring table; 
• a sculpture contest with Pizza Hut boxes, plates, napkins, and other products as the “medium” (prizes will be awarded Sunday at 3 pm); 
• a “Dragon 4-in-1 Inflatable Bouncer” with areas for jumping and climbing, an obstacle course, and a slide.

“Pizza Hut of Southern Wisconsin has been a proud sponsor of Art Fair on the Square for many years,” said Pizza Hut spokesperson Sarah Fry. “We're excited to take part in the revitalization of the Kids' Area and hope the enhancements made this year will help make Art Fair on the Square an anticipated annual family event, fun for everyone.”

The Pizza Hut Kids' Area is located at the King Street corner of the Capitol Square. 

Art Fair on the Square is organized each summer by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Hours for this summer's fair are Saturday, July 12 (9 am to 6 pm) and Sunday, July 13 (10 am to 5 pm). For additional information, visit www.mmoca.org or call the museum at 608-257-0158.

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