Press Releases

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Contact Info: 

Erika Monroe-Kane, Director of Communications
608.257.0158 x 237 or


May 4 • 5–9 PM

MADISON, WI—On May 4 from 5 to 9 pm, Gallery Night will be celebrated at nearly 70 venues throughout Madison and beyond. Lovers of art, culture, and community will flow into galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants, and other local businesses to enjoy a community-wide night out.  Each spring and fall, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art organizes Gallery Night, providing a dynamic evening packed with performances, receptions, artist talks, art-making demonstrations, and live music.

Threading their way through neighborhood stops and downtown experiences, Gallery Night patrons can discover local, regional, and national artists. Highlights include:

  • An array of new participants: Bear & Bottle, TDS Custom Construction, Solidarity Realty, Funk Factory Geuzeria & Isaiah Schroeder Knifeworks, and Yatra Studio.
  • nevertheless, she persisted: Prints by Contemporary Women Artists at Edgewood College, featuring works by Judy Chicago, Ellen Lanyon, Nicola Lopez, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker, and more.
  • The opening of Spanish artist Irene Grau’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States with an artist talk at 6:30 pm, followed by the launch of MMoCA’s first official beer at 8 pm.
  • The kickoff of One-OneThousand’s Good Day Pop Up Shop series.
  • Unique taxidermy art and wearables at Dan’s Taxidermy, Exquisite Corpse Taxidermy, and Bizarre Bazaar.
  • Artwork made by assisted living and memory care residents at Heritage Senior Living Middleton.
  • Learn how the artworks are made with demos at Studio Paran, Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design, Fine Earth Studio & Gallery, Booth 121, and Barriques on Atwood.
  • A solo exhibition of works by Spooky Boobs Collective that draw attention to language that trivializes the experiences of women at Arts + Literature Laboratory.
  • An exhibition of works by Design Studies MFA students at Ruth Davis Design Gallery.
  • A chance to win gift cards to the Museum Store and Fresco Restaurant: snap a creative photo and upload it to Instagram using tag #MadGalleryNight and @mmocamadison to enter.

To help visitors plan their Gallery Night excursions, an electronic map of participating venues can be found at The printed guide to Gallery Night, with details about offerings and locations, may be picked up free of charge at participating establishments. A map and list of Gallery Night participants will also be available in the May 4 edition of Isthmus.

Those out enjoying the event are encouraged to take artful photos of their favorite Gallery Night sights and enter them in MMoCA’s Gallery Night Instagram photo contest. To enter, Gallery Night patrons must:

1) Visit a participating location during the May 4 Gallery Night;

2) Snap a creative photo that shows off their photography skills and Madison's vibrant arts community;

3) Upload it to their Instagram account before 5 pm on Sunday, May 6;

4) Tag #MadGalleryNight and @mmocamadisonin for the post to be eligible. Details are available at

As always, Gallery Night is organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is an independent, nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for people to experience the transformative power of art. MMoCA helps make the greater Madison area more dynamic through these art experience and by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas.

Gallery Night is sponsored by The Roman Candle Pizzeria.Media support is provided by Isthmus.


Letter Codes
 - Refreshments
 - Artist Talk or Demonstration
 - Live Music


1    702WI
702 E Johnson St •
702WI features artist Leah Evans whose textiles are influenced by aerial photography, maps, and satellite imagery, and are visual reminders of the changes we create in the land. R A

2   A Place to Be
911 Williamson St • 608.630.2508 •
A salon to showcase artists’ works and worldwide artifacts. Two artists’ work will be exhibited. Ms. Deepa Sampath, a Madison resident, is inspired by nature’s beauty and colors. She paints on different surfaces. Ms. Sukhmani Cheema Sandhu is a designer for home decor who uses vibrant materials and colors from India. R A

3   Art In
1444 E Washington Ave • 608.535.9976 •
As Nature Intended—View works from various artists who support Primates Incorporated. Proceeds from donated artwork sales will benefit the much-needed monkey sanctuary located near Westfield, WI. R A M

4   Arts + Literature Laboratory
2021 Winnebago St • 608.556.7415 •
SPOOKY BOOBS COLLECTIVE’s solo exhibition The Pervasive Curse features installation, performance, and design-based work that draws attention to language that trivializes the experiences of women. R A M

5   Bare Knuckle Arts
1949 Winnebago St • 608.852.1394 •
We are pleased to show the exquisitely crafted letterpress broadsides of Kerri Cushman from Performing Goat Press. You will want one of these for your collection. R

6   Barriques
2166 Atwood Ave • 608.286.1500 • • • •
Featuring Melissa Jenkins and Maria Cina. Melissa makes crafted jewelry, weavings, & fiber designs in Madison, WI. She’ll be doing a weaving demo. Maria is a talented photographer that happens to also work at Barriques Atwood! They will be joined by several talented local artists. R A

7   Bear & Bottle
601 N Sherman Ave • 608.630.8800 •
Proudly presenting different styles of artwork from several members of the Northside Artists Group, our friends, and employees. Come and enjoy the scene! A

8   Booth 121
6203 Monona Dr • 608.286.1230 •
We will feature multiple artists that currently display in our store. They will showcase unique items and demonstrations. R A

9   CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts
849 E Washington Ave, Ste 212 • 608.433.9339 •
Out of the Depths features work by photographer Fadi BouKaram and painter Joe Cory in an exhibition investigating the current migrant crisis from multiple vantage points. R A

10  Common Wealth Gallery
100 S Baldwin St, 3rd flr • 608.516.4046 • •

Encountering the Dharma—Drawings, paintings, sculptures, and a real coffin for death contemplation practice. All with an eye to illuminating a non-sectarian Buddhist perspective. R A

11   Cornucopia Inc
2 S Ingersoll St • 608.249.7477 •
We are a mental health arts and wellness recovery center. We feature a wide variety of media, including fine arts, leatherwork and crafts. R M

12  Creative Energy Designs
125 S Dickinson St • 608.256.7696 •
Watercolors by Paul Mason. Acrylic paintings by Frank Matin and John McCarthy. Vintage posters by John McCarthy. Oil on Canvas by Rich Matheson. Bags by Monica. Beaded jewelry by Marsha Kelly. Refreshments & live jazz. R M

13  Dan’s Taxidermy, Exquisite Corpse Taxidermy, and Bizarre Bazaar
5522 Fieldstone Ln • 608.249.5854 • •
Delight in our modest yet highly obscure museum of traditional, surreal, avant-garde, and bizarre taxidermy, including skulls, hides, anthropomorphic mouse tableaux, and taxidermy related jewelry. R

14  Eyeopia
2134 Atwood Ave • 608.316.7999 •
Grand Eyewear Sale. Art from Gary Scott. Photography by Javier Guerrero. R A

15  Gib’s
1380 Williamson St •
Nosh from Grampa’s and cocktails to celebrate. R

16  Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St • 608.241.1574 •
Local artists present their works—fabric art, photography, fine art, jewelry, and crafts—with a variety of price points. R

17  Hatch Art House
1248 Williamson St • 608.237.2775 •
Special exhibit of Madison-based printmaker and illustrator Elizabeth Jean Younce. Hatch is an eco-friendly art gallery and gift shop celebrating our local creative talent. R A

18  Lauer Realty Group
2229 Atwood Ave • 608.467.3220 •
Artist Jeremy “AERTIME” Nealis showcases digital worlds & landscapes through glitch art. R M

19  Madison Greenhouse Store
1354 Williamson St • 608.819.8822 •
Decorative and functional ceramics by Zach Zitske & Arielle Harmann. Botanical and animal paintings by Beth Galantha. Edible landscape paintings by Tiffany Olson. Glass by Josh McKiernan. R

20 Madison Sourdough
916 Williamson St • 608.442.8009 • •
Genlore Light Craft is an intentionally small hand tool wood shop, using locally sawn and dried hardwood to produce the highest quality hand shaped objects for everyday use. R A

21  Marzen/Integrated Art Group Showroom
2345 Atwood Ave • 608.709.1453 •
Marzen transforms into Integrated Art Group’s fine art showroom in celebration of its 10th anniversary. Artists and live music all evening. Nourishment by Bunky’s. R A M

22 Midwest Clay Project
2040 Winnebago St • 608.255.9240 •
A community clay studio serving Madison’s near-east side since 2011, MCP will exhibit ceramics created by a selection of studio members. Now under new ownership! R A

23 Monona State Bank
1965 Atwood Ave • 608.284.8383 •
Monona Bank invites you to join us, either inside our bank under the rotunda, or outside in our walk-through gallery in our covered drive-up area, for an evening of original works from local painters, photographers, and jazz musicians courtesy of ALL (Art+Literature Laboratory). R A M

24 One-OneThousand
78 N Bryan St • 608.286.1511 •
Nosh, sip, and shop well-made handcrafted home & lifestyle goods as we kick off our Good Day Pop Up Shop series. Offering artisan demos too. R A

25 Pieces Unimagined
1228 Williamson St • 608.280.1155 •
From furniture to jewelry, food & drink...we are all things local here! Featuring local artists using reclaimed everything. Food and fun by Madison’s Table Wine and Bos Meadery. R

26 Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
2401 Atwood Ave • 608.249.1537 •
An exhibit of art created by the students of Lowell Elementary School. R

27 Solidarity Realty
1148 Williamson St • 284.9311 •
Wine + Snacks! Painting, Photography, Jewelry, Handmade Soaps, Metals, Tote Bags + More! A portion of proceeds to be donated to Cash + Credit. R A M

28 Stalzy’s Deli & Bakery
2701 Atwood Ave • 608.249.7806
Stalzy’s will be featuring works by artist Cedric Baetche. Complimentary sweets and coffee will be available. Stay for our incredible fish fry! R

29 Stone Fence
2322 Atwood Ave • 608.238.4331 •
Featuring glass mosaic artist Tara Potter & multimedia artist and painter Sarah West Whitcomb. Live music and Refreshments. Gift Basket Raffle. R A M

30 Studio Paran
2051 Winnebago St • 608.242.1111 •
a patterned world, new works in glass by Richard Jones, elucidate through patterns a numinous, interconnected world. Glass blowing demonstrations. R A

31  Table Wine
2045 Atwood Ave, Ste 111 • 608.284.9732 •
Emily Meredith Lewis’ illustrations feature whimsy & simplicity and explore the relationship between sadness & happiness. Drink specials all night. R

32 Tandem Press
1743 Commercial Ave • 608.263.3437 •
Please join us for the opening of Suzanne Caporael: Recent Prints and the final concert in our 2017-2018 Friday Jazz Series. R M

33 TDS Custom Construction Office
1431 Northern Ct • 608.251.1814 • •
TDS is proud to host mixed media/paper artist Kay Myers and the launch of a new collection by Toast Ceramics. Food carts and more on Northern Court. R

34 The Roman Candle
1054 Williamson St • 608.258.2000 •

35 VSA Wisconsin
1709 Aberg Ave, Ste 1 • 608.241.2131 •
Visual Expressions: A Call for Art Exhibition featuring more than 200 works by Wisconsin artists with disabilities including paintings, drawings, mixed media and sculpture. R

36 Willy Street Treasure Shop
1370 Williamson St • Facebook: Willy Street Treasure Shop
Willy Street Treasure Shop is hosting local artists: Liam Rainwater: esoteric line artist, quirky assemblage and collage; Jamie Anderson: kinetic fine metal jewelry and wearable containers. R

37 Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
754 Williamson St • 608.237.8113 •
Featuring a variety of exquisite works by blind or visually impaired artists. Gallery talk, refreshments, and live music included. R A M


38 Allen Centennial Garden
620 Babcock Dr •
Join the Allen Centennial Garden for a celebration of artwork throughout the Garden. R A M

39 Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Rd, Mt Horeb • 608.843.7515 •
Illuminate your talents in glass! Purchase and make your own art glass. Raffle, snacks, music. Located in a quaint farm/studio between Madison, Verona & Mt. Horeb. R A

40 Barriques
1825 Monroe St • 608.284.9463 •• Facebook: Fat Pinky Glass
Barriques will be featuring several local artists, including Terry King, artist and owner behind Fat Pinky Glass. Terry specializes in functional art glass, pendants, marbles, and goblets. R

41  Calabash Gifts & Home Accents
2608 Monroe St • 608.233.2640
Treat yourself to an evening at Calabash Gifts and Home Accents. Jewelry, fine art, sculptures, Shona woodcarvings, ceramic tableware, tablecloths, cushions. R

42 Edgewood College Gallery
1000 Edgewood College Dr • 608.663.3252 •
nevertheless, she persisted: Prints by Contemporary Women Artists—Featuring work by Elizabeth Blackadder, Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Sue Coe, Yvonne Jacquette, Ellen Lanyon, Melissa Miller, Alice Neel, Nicola Lopez, Paula Rego, Betye Saar, Kiki Smith, Joan Snyder, Kara Walker. R

43 Fine Earth Studio & Gallery
2207 Regent St • 608.441.3463 •
Enjoy local handmade functional pottery and wheel throwing demos. R A

44 Funk Factory Geuzeria & Isaiah Schroeder Knifeworks
1602 Gilson St • 608.571.4344 • •
Experience high-quality goods and beverages from Funk Factory Geuzeria (exclusive sour & wild ale beer maker) and Isaiah Schroeder Knifeworks. Tour production spaces at 6, 7, and 8 pm. Taproom open regular hours 3 pm-midnight. A

45 Gallery 800 UBD
800 University Bay Dr • 608.238.0623 •
People, Places and Art showcases Russell Panczenko, retired Director of the Chazen Museum of Art, as photographer. His subjects and technique inspire an inquiring mind. R

46 Graduate Hotel Madison
601 Langdon St • 608.257.4391 •
Opening night for second exhibition in the Local Art Series at Graduate Madison. R A

47 Heritage Senior Living Middleton
6234 Maywood Ave • 608.831.7004 •
From 4-7 pm, view artwork made by our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents throughout the last year. Dan Pasque will play guitar from 4:30 to 6:30. Wine and cheese will be served. R A M

48 Higher Fire
2132 Regent St • 608.233.3050 •
Celebrating our jewelers: handmade pieces by talented local artists and others from around the U.S. And, as always, contemporary pottery, tiles, and sculptures. R

49 HotelRED
1501 Monroe St • 608.819.8228 •
Enjoy an evening of local art featuring the Madison Potters’ Guild. R

50 Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe St, Ste 200 • 608.238.6501 •
Celebrating Contemporary Craftspeople—Showcasing new works on canvas, paper and board. Also view the best selection of art jewelry, lamps, ceramics and glass objects. Reception 6-9 pm R

51  Monroe Street Arts Center
2526 Monroe St • 608.232.1510 •
Showing artwork from our middle and high school art students. View paintings, drawings and sculpture created by our talented artists. R M

52 Ruth Davis Gallery
1300 Linden Dr • 608.262.8815 •
Design Studies MFA Exhibition featuring works by Luisa Garcia-Gomez, Erica Hess, and Maria Wood

53 The Roman Candle – Fitchburg
2685 Research Park Dr • 608.278.1111 •

54 The Roman Candle – Middleton
1920 Parmenter St • 608.831.7777 •

55 The Roman Candle – Monroe Street
2623 Monroe St • 608.446.4200 •

56 Yahara Bay Distillery
6250 Nesbitt Rd • 608.275.1050 •
50 years is all that separates Shiloh Forde and her grandmother Catherine Forde-Quint. Their exhibit is a celebration of two different approaches to watercolor, but one approach to life. R A M

57 Yatra Studio
646 W Washington Ave, Train Car E • 608.504.8774 •
Join Yatra Studio for an off the tracks exhibit. We will be proud to welcome Madison for a group show at our renovated train car.



58 100state
316 W Washington Ave #675 •
Join us for Making a Mark at 100state. We've curated an array of contemporary post-modern artwork from 15 local artists. Hope to see you all there! R A M

59 Artist and Craftsman Supply
203 W Gorham St, Ste 1 • 608.251.2977 •
Stop in for our Gallery Night exhibition featuring artwork by Artist & Craftsman Supply customers and employees.

60 Capitol Lakes Retirement Center
333 W Main St • 608.283.2000 •
East Meets West from the Chinese Fine Art Association. Photographs by John Wegenke.

61  Garver Gallery
18 South Bedford St • 608.256.6755 •
Hugh Mandelert A retrospective exhibition of works from his career. We’ve spent the last year collecting great examples of his work. It will be a fascinating must-see show. R

62 Hawks Quindel, S.C.
409 E Main St •
Please join Hawks Quindel S.C. for Gallery Night in the settlement district of Madison. Proudly featuring artwork from local artists, available for purchase. Refreshments provided. R

63 James Watrous Gallery
201 State St, 3rd Flr • 608.265.2500 •
Working in glass and beadwork, Kingsbury and Lee share a fascination with letters and language, from the physicality of the alphabet to the mysterious process of translation. R

64 Little Luxuries
230 State St • 608.255.0622 •
Come explore our recently remodeled space designed by Destree Architecture & Design. Peruse our art student staff’s collection of pottery, and enjoy a treat. R A

65 Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St • 608.257.0158 •
Join us at MMoCA to celebrate the opening of Spanish artist Irene Grau’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Artist Talk at 6:30. Launch of exclusive beer from 8 to 10 pm. R A

66 Madison Public Library
201 W Mifflin St •
The Bubbler at MPL, in collaboration with the Neighborhood Intervention Program & Faisal Abdu’Allah, presents an exhibition by Madison youth celebrating identity and human complexity. R

67 Madison Senior Center
330 W Mifflin St • 608.266.6581 •
An Artful Affair is an annual event featuring the artwork of Dane County adults age 55+. R

68 MMoCA Museum Store
227 State St • 608.257.3222 •
Stop in for a great variety of art books, jewelry, wearables, home goods, and children’s items.

69 Overture Center
201 State St • 608.258.4169 •
Gallery I: Water is Life—Photography co-curated by Anne Connor and Carolyn Knorr. Gallery II: Redefining Narratives—Erika Herrera, Dakota Mace & David Dexheimer. Gallery III: Seasons of Shadow—Alaura Borealis and Community Participants. Playhouse Gallery: Sixties Revisited. R A


Housed in a soaring, Cesar Pelli-designed building, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art provides free exhibitions and education programs that engage people in modern and contemporary art. The museum’s four galleries offer changing exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view. The museum is open: Tuesday through Thursday, noon–5 pm; Friday, noon–8 pm; Saturday, 10 am–8 pm; Sunday, noon–5 pm; and is closed on Mondays.

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