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Art Fair on the Square

Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, 2023

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Photo by Shalicia Johnson/ArrowStar Photography.


Admission Free

One of the Midwest’s most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, 2023, as MMoCA presents the 65th annual Art Fair on the Square.

With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as over 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.

Saturday, July 8, 2022 (9 AM–6 PM)
Sunday, July 9, 2022 (10 AM–5 PM)

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2022 Participating Artists

Plan your visit by previewing the list of participating artists.

List of Participating Artists
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2022 program

The program contains the artist listing, map, entertainment lineup, list of food vendors, featured artist profile, and more.

View the Program
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Teamwork makes the dream work! Greet guests at the fair, provide breaks for exhibiting artists, and more. Sign up early to get your preferred task or shift.

Sign Up to Volunteer
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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.

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Official Hotel

MMoCA welcomed DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown as the official hotel sponsor of the 2022 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.

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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.

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Artist Application

Artist applications for the 2022 Art Fair on the Square closed on March 6, 2022. Applications for the 2023 event open in mid-November 2022.

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Enjoy a diverse lineup of music and dance performances all weekend long at three different stages! There’s music for many tastes, including Afro-Columbian music, pop, and folk/Americana vibes.

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Past Programs

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2021 Program

Take a look back at the 2021 Art Fair on the Square.

Review the Program

2019 Program

Take a look back at the 2019 Art Fair on the Square.

Review the Program
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2018 Program

Take a look back at the 2018 Art Fair on the Square.

Review the Program

2022 Sponsors

We thank the generous sponsors of the 2022 event. Their incredible support helps make the 2022 Art Fair on the Square successful and memorable for nearly 200,000 visitors.

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