Art Fair on the Square
Rescheduled to September 25-26, 2021
One of the Midwest’s most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square from September 25-26, 2021, as MMoCA presents the 63rd annual Art Fair on the Square.
With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as nearly 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison’s Capitol Square.
ART FAIR SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 25, 2021 (9 am–6 pm)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 (10 am–5 pm)
*Typically taking place on the second full weekend in July, the Museum decided to delay the event this year out of an abundance of caution. MMoCA’s decision to move forward with the 2021 Art Fair comes with an important caveat; the exact size and scope of the event depends on public health conditions this fall, based on recommendations and guidelines from the CDC and public health officials in the Midwest and Dane County.
Let’s be safe! Due to the large number of people expected at Art Fair on the Square, the Museum recommends visitors wear masks and maintain social distancing when possible. Please read the Safe Visitors Guide before attending.
MMoCA is not accepting artist applications for the 2021 Art Fair on the Square. Artists may apply for the 2022 event beginning in November of 2021 at zapplication.org.
View the program for the 2021 Art Fair on the Square.
Take a look back at the 2019 Art Fair on the Square.
MMoCA is now accepting applications from Food Vendors for the 2021 Art Fair on the Square, taking place September 25-26, 2021. Read through the complete details, then apply by June 20 for best consideration.
By sponsoring Art Fair on the Square, you’re helping MMoCA offer free museum admission to nearly 200,000 visitors annually and to provide ongoing education programs for the community.
MMoCA welcomes DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown as the official hotel sponsor of the 2021 Art Fair on the Square. This recently renovated property offers free parking and shuttle service. Ideally located in the heart of Madison, guests can walk to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the Kohl Center, the State Capitol square, MMoCA, Overture Center for the Arts, and the vibrant State Street shopping and entertainment district.
Teamwork makes the dream work. Sign up to volunteer for the 2021 Art Fair on the Square!
Let's Be Safe!
We look forward to welcoming visitors to the 63rd annual Art Fair on the Square on Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26 around the Capitol Square. We recognize that the Coronavirus pandemic has not ended. We are taking steps to help protect attendees, volunteers, exhibitors, and staff, but there are additional steps you can take to protect yourself and the community. Please read our Safe Visitors Guide before you head to the fair!
Plan Your Visit
Admission is free to this grand summertime event! Simply navigate to Madison’s Capitol Square and enjoy a weekend of fun. You can find a variety of parking options in downtown Madison with the Parking Utility website or the downtown parking map. See current vacant parking spots. Explore the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison, the official hotel of Art Fair on the Square.
We thank the generous sponsors of this year’s event. Their incredible support helps make the 2021 Art Fair on the Square successful and memorable for nearly 200,000 visitors.