Gallery Night

Friday, October 2, 2015

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About Gallery Night

Showcasing the city's vibrant arts community, Gallery Night is a long-time Madison tradition. Organized each spring and fall by MMoCA, Gallery Night offers art lovers and art novices alike an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of exhibitions, opening receptions, special events, demonstrations, and refreshments at venues throughout the city. For information on Gallery Night, please contact Kaitlin at or 257.0158 x224.  

Gallery Night After Party

After touring Madison's vibrant arts scene, swing by the MMoCA Lobby for an After Party from 9-11 pm. With a full night of music from DJ VPS, complimentary snacks, a cash bar by Fresco, and hands-on art activities, this party is not to be missed. MMoCA galleries will be open late so that attendees can enjoy our latest exhibitions.

Gallery Night is a free event. Gallery Night After Party is free for members, $5 for non-members

Participating Gallery Night Venues - Friday, October 2, 2015


1   849
849 E Washington Ave * 256.9990 *
Recent work by Steven Agard.

2   A Place to Be                  
911 Williamson St * 630.2508 *
International artifacts and photographs by Cheema.

3   Artspace Twenty-Two 
2211 Atwood Ave * 658.0449 *
New Works By: Photographer/Artist A.E. Mader - Hand-Colored Photographs; Barb Easton of Pink House Designs - Jewelry Collection Artist; and Tom Easton Primitive Found Object Face-Masks. R

4   Bare Knuckle Arts
1949 Winnebago St * 852.1394 *
"Superheroines" Celebrate the work of women artists who make alternative comics—personal, literary, and outsider views all under the radar of mainstream fame. R

5   Common Wealth Gallery
100 S Baldwin St, 3rd Floor * 256.6565 *
FUNctionally Unfunctional: Art by Brenda Gratton, Carolyn Benforado, Leora Saposnik, and Rachel Herbsman. Seek out our facebook pages for FUN updates! R

1336 Williamson St * 206.6584 *
Pat Dillon's opening show features music by DJ Nick Nice, abstract work by Paul Stroede, pottery by Jennifer Darner Wolf, copper enameled jewelry by Linda Winther Stanek, sculptures by Phil Lyons, and more. R M

7   Eyeopia
2134 Atwood Ave * 237.3032 *
Featuring local art and our eyewear sale.

8   Fat City Emporium
2716 Atwood Ave * 422.5128 *
Fat City Emporium proudly presents new work by the artists Donald Topp, Jon Paul Christman, Lance Berka, Rirostro, Samuel D. Johnson, and Zach Robinson. R

9   Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St * 241.1574 *
Twenty local artists present their works—fabric art, photography, fine art, jewelry and crafts—with a variety of price points. Live acoustic music and refreshments. R M

10   Hatch Art House
1248 Williamson St * 237.2775 *
A special showcase of Nina Bednarski's latest works of reverse glass paintings and giclee prints. Hatch exhibits over 50 local artists with an emphasis on upcycling. R

11   Juneberry Studio and Marketplace
702 E Johnson St * 218.226.3602 *
Juneberry Studio and Marketplace will highlight all of our Madison Makers as well as a special display by Todd Hubler, who creates custom, one-of-a -kind furniture, birdhouses, and other unique wood products. R A

12   Lazy Jane's Café
1358 Williamson St * 234.0053
Lazy Jane’s will be hosting a gathering of local artists and musicians in celebration of our unique and wonderful neighborhood. Mini scones and beverages at the café! R M

13   Madison Art Hub
78 N Bryan St * 284.8277 *
Join us for art, fun, and food at the Madison Art Hub where we are honored to present the works of Rebecca Lemke. R M

14   Marƶeń
2345 Atwood Ave * 709.1454 *
Marzen will be hosting the exhibition "Elaborate: Common Threads in Labors of Love" featuring the art and installations of Leslie Iwai and Anna Lambrini Moisiadis. Catering by Bunky's. R

15   Midwest Clay Project
2040 Winnebago St * 255.9240 *
New ceramic work by Midwest Clay Project members. R A M

16   MNA Kids Movie Night
Willy Street Park, 1002 Williamson St * 509.6658 *
The Marquette Neighborhood Association is partnering with the Willy Street Park to show a film for kids in the park which will begin at sunset. Free for all attendees.

17   Monona State Bank
1965 Atwood Ave * 284.8383 *
Join us in our Atwood neighborhood for some incredible artwork, featuring the art of local artists who will be present to discuss their work. Complimentary appetizers and beverages. R A M

18   PhotoMidwest
303 S Paterson, Suite D * 287.1182 *
One Artist's Journey from Film to Digital Photography. Photographs by James Meldrum. All images printed by the artist. R

19    Pieces Unimagined
1228 Williamson St * 280.1155 *
Meet and co-create with local artists of Industrial-Modern furniture and lighting, Steampunk Jewelry, RAW candles, Essential Oils,and greeting cards while viewing their latest offerings. R

20   Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
2401 Atwood Ave * 249.1537 *
An exhibit of art by children and other members of the community. R

21   RawMaterials Wellness
408 E Wilson St * 575.8600 *
Sample our Shop of Herbs, Botanics & Organics. Enjoy organic wine & chocolates while viewing Linville Architect's drawings of Madison's treasured homes, retail-banks, shops and restaurants. R A

22   Roman Candle -  Madison
1054 Williamson St * 258.2000 * 

23   Stalzy's Deli
2701 Atwood Ave * 249.7806 *
Sample beverages and house-made deli specialties while viewing original works created by local artists. R

24   Stone Fence
2322 Atwood Ave * 238.4331 *
Local Madison Artist and Musician Rob Oman will be at the Stone Fence with his original artwork 5:30-9 pm. Live music and refreshments from 6-8 pm. R A M

2051 Winnebago St * 242.1111 *
Opening tonight, "Olios" : new work : sculptural vases for the wall and table in an agglomeration of materials and ideas. Glass blowing demonstrations. R A

26   Tandem Press
1743 Commercial Ave * 263.3437 *
New prints by Jennifer Angus, Suzanne Caporael, Robert Cottingham, Jim Dine, Ikeda Manabu, Michelle Grabner and Dan Rizzie. R

27   Vault Interiors & Design
2000 Atwood Ave * 535.9556 *
Making it Real: Instagram in Print. Photographs made on Instagram or for Instagram by a collection of photographers from across the country. R

28   VSA Wisconsin hosts NAMI Wisconsin's Healing Art Show
1709 Aberg Ave Suite 1 * 241.2131 *
40 works by Wisconsin artists with mental illness will be on view. The ‘Healing Art Show’ is a collaboration between VSA Wisconsin and NAMI Wisconsin. R

29   Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
754 Williamson St * 237.8119 *
Join us in celebrating Fall Gallery Night, a city-wide event sponsored by MMoCA. We will feature artwork created by visually impaired artists. R M

30   Yahara River Gallery
1937 Winnebago St * 235.1961 *
Yahara River Gallery is an artist directed gallery, of local artists, aimed toward highlighting art as an integral part of our community. R M


31   Art Lofts
111 N Francis St * 262.1660 *
UW Madison Art Lecturers present their work in an exhibition of art in various media.

32   Calabash Gifts & Home Accents
2608 Monroe St * 233.2640
Treat yourself to an evening at Calabash Gifts and Home Accents. Jewelry, fine art, sculptures, Shona woodcarvings, ceramic tableware, tablecloths, cushions. R

33   Edgewood College Gallery
1000 Edgewood College Dr * 663.3252 *
War Is Always With Us focuses on the aftereffects of war and efforts of current veterans to help their peers through art. Paintings by David Byrd, and works by veterans Shawn Ganther & Yvette Pino / the Veterans Print Project. R A

34   Gallery 800 UBD
800 University Bay Dr * 238.0623 *
Ann Schaffer expresses the interactive nature of watercolor fluididty in "Colors of Light and Life". Watercolor becomes its own agent in forming shapes and textures. R

35   Gallery at Yahara Bay Distillery
3118 Kingsley Way * 275.1050 *
Fundraiser for the artists of MARC (Madison Area Rehabilitation Center), a non-profit providing vocational services to individuals w/ developmental disabilities. FREE Spirit Sampling/Tours, LIVE Music, Appetizers & Cash Bar. R A M

36   Higher Fire
2132 Regent St * 233.3050 *
SET n. A group of things that belong together. Clay artists have been invited to create "sets" using their own ideas of ways in which objects relate to each other. R

37   Hilldale
702 N Midvale Blvd * 238.664 *
Anchored by Macy's, Metcalfe's Market & Sundance Cinemas, Hilldale is Madison's premier destination for upscale dining  and shopping with over 50 national & local retailers. R A M

38   Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Rd M * 836.1631 *
"Icons by David Giffey" features iconography works by David Giffey. Join us on Gallery Night or M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm through December 31. R A

39   HotelRED
1501 Monroe St * 819.8228 *
Enjoy an evening of original art at HotelRED.

40   Janus Galleries
2701 Monroe St * 233.2222 *
Celebrate autumn with great art! Janus Galleries features over 1500 original paintings and sculptures spanning three centuries, with antique and contemporary works from around the world. R

41   Little Monroe Gallery
1901 Monroe Street * 255.7330 *
Little Monroe Gallery will be hosting an installation by artist Brian Murer. The artist will be present at the reception and refreshments will be served. R A

42   Matrix Collaborative Business Solutions
6302 Odana Rd * 819.5319 *
Artist-in-residence, Smere Tactics, curated 15+ local artists, musicians, photobooth, workshops and activities. Family friendly environment with kids area and local food vendors. R A M

43   Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe St * 238.6501 *
Cooler temperatures and fall colors—new works by gallery artists include paintings, prints, glass, ceramic, wood and art jewelry. Reception 6-9 pm. R

44   Monroe Street Arts Center
2526 Monroe St * 232.1510 *
Stop in and see what MSAC is creating! Featuring artwork from our group art program, ages toddler-adult. R M

45   Monroe Street Family Dental
2702 Monroe St, Suite 101 * 204.0222 *
A green dental office displaying artwork from local artists. Visual landscapes and portraits by Jesse Mangerson and nature photography by Annette Knapstein. R A

46   Mound Street Yoga
1342 Mound St * 616.9678 *
Artworking will be pairing with YogAutsim to bring you a wide variety of art from artists on the Autism Spectrum. Event will run 5-8 pm. R

47   Orange Tree Imports
1721 Monroe St * 255.8211 *
Jennifer Spink of White Lily Glass will sign her handmade glass pieces. Madison-based graphic designer Nathan Brown will present his work for Two's Company. R A

48   Roman Candle - Fitchburg
2685 Research Park Dr * 278.1111 *

49   Roman Candle - Middleton
1920 Parmenter St * 831.7777 *

50   Ruth Davis Design Gallery
UW-School of Human Ecology, 1300 Linden Dr * 262.8815 *
Harmonious Spaces: Wei Dong and Feng Shui Culture, through November 15, is a multisensory experience of this rich, Chinese tradition. Chinese painting demo at 7 pm. A

51   Scooter Software
625 N Segoe Rd, Suite 104 * 233.0240 *
Dogs and Other Distractions: Susan Young watercolor/acrylics, Tim Muldowney watercolors, Jackie Hank photography. Also, Scooter Software’s handbuilt computers with a steampunk flair. R

52   Wisconsin Union Galleries
800 Langdon St, Class of 1925 Gallery & Wheelhouse Studios * 262.7592 *
Join us for the Craig Clifford ceramics exhibition in the Class of 1925 Gallery, Free Art Friday festivities in Wheelhouse Studios, and light refreshments! R A


53   Anthology
218 State St * 204.2644 *
Sisters celebrating seven years on State Street as a paper and gift shop showcasing works by over 100 local and indie artists. R

54   Capitol Lakes
110 S Henry St * 467.9073 *
Jane Varda will speak at 7 pm about her "Seasons Near and Far" oils and pastels (Atruium and Henry St. café). The photo gallery features Rick Langer's "Chambered Nautilus" photos. R A

55   Driftless Studio: Nature Gallery & Gifts
214 State St * 230.5153 *
Please join us for "Animal Farm," a collection of photography by award-winning nature photographer Anne M. Connor. Connor's life on her family farm is documented through stunning images of horses, dogs, donkeys and more. R

56   The Fanny Garver Gallery
230 State St * 256.6755 *
"Views, Inside and Out". Paintings by Stuart Fullerton. We are proud to introduce this nationally acclaimed artist to Madison. On view October 2-31. R A

57   HYART Gallery
133 W Johnson St * 442.0562 *
Artists David Barnhill and David Huang collaborate to make vessels made out of Mokume Gane sheets. R

58   Little Luxuries
230 State St * 255.7372 *
Providing unique gifts for life's special occasions, here you will find hair accessories, scarves, purses, jewelry, glasses, books, baby items, and gadgets. Stop in to enjoy refreshments and live entertainment. R M

59   Madison Children's Museum
100 N Hamilton St * 256.6445 *
Join our friends Angela Richardson, Lynda Barry, and Finn Jackson for an evening of artmaking and surprise installations. Free admission 5-9 pm. A M

60   Madison Public Library
201 West Mifflin St * 266.6300 *
Come see multiple new shows including Victor Castro's Calculations, Abstractions and Silence, The Pynk Phoenix Exchange, Carli Idhe. Also art activities, and drinks by Forequarter.

61   Madison Senior Center
330 W Mifflin St * 266.6581 *
A Photo Affair features work by more than 30 Dane County photographers age 55+. This show gives cash prizes in four categories. 4-8 pm. R

62   MMoCA
227 State St * 257.0158 *
Thomas Garver and Natasha Nicholson talk about their lives as collectors and the influences their collections have had on each other. 6:30 pm. A

63   MMoCA Museum Store
227 State St * 257.3222 *
Artist-made housewares, leather goods, jewelry, scarves, books, toys, and more. 30% discount storewide. Some exceptions. No other discounts apply, cannot be combined with other offers.

64   Overture Center Galleries
201 State St * 258.4169 *
Gallery I, Latino Artists; Gallery II, Katie Markson & Brian James Bartlett; Gallery III Ray Zovar & Mark Pflughoeft; Playhouse Gallery - Art in Madison Metropolitan School Gardens; The Latino Arts Fair in the Promenade Terrace. R A

65   Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 W Mifflin St * 267.1799 *
Join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum from 5-9 pm for Gallery Night. Explore the museum and visit the new Exhibit WAR : RAW Healing Military Trauma Through Expressive Art

66   Yellow Rose Gallery
122 State St #201 * 575.7683 *
Yellow Rose Gallery is a locally owned gallery that displays work from artists throughout Madison and Milwaukee. Enjoy art, live music, and refreshments just one block from the Capitol and the Overture Center. R A M


Click here to find out how to participate in future Gallery Night events.


Future Gallery Night Dates*
Friday, May 6, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016


*Gallery Night typically falls on the first Friday in May and October each year, except when there is a major holiday conflict (as is sometimes the case in October).