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Art Fair on the Square

Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 2024

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two people at Art Fair on the Square
Photo by Shalicia Johnson/ArrowStar Photography.

About

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 13 and Sunday, July 14, 2024, as MMoCA presents the 66th 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.

2024 Art Fair Schedule

Saturday, July 13, 2024 (9 AM–6 PM)
Sunday, July 14, 2024 (10 AM–5 PM)


artist at Art Fair on the Square at their booth surrounded by paintings, waving at the camera

Artist Application

Applications for the 2024 Art Fair on the Square are now closed. Jurors are reviewing the applications and notifications will be sent out by March 25, 2024.

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Sponsorship

Sponsors of the Art Fair on the Square help MMoCA offer free Museum admission to nearly 200,000 visitors annually and provide ongoing education programs for the community.

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VOLUNTEER

Teamwork makes the dream work! Volunteers greet guests at the fair, provide breaks for exhibiting artists, and more. 

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2023 Participating Artists

Peruse a list of the artists that participated in the 2023 Art Fair on the Square.

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2023 Best of Show

Find out who won the 2023 Best of Show awards.

Painting of a fox.

2023 Program

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

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Entertainment

Art Fair on the Square features a diverse lineup of music and dance performances all weekend long at three different stages!

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Food Vendors

View a list of food vendors in the 2024 Art Fair on the Square.

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Official Hotel

MMoCA welcomed DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown as the official hotel sponsor of the 2024 Art Fair on the Square. This contemporary property offers complimentary, local shuttle service and also goes to and from the Dane County Regional Airport. Ideally located in the heart of Downtown Madison, guests can easily walk to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the Kohl Center, Capitol Square, MMoCA, Overture Center for the Arts, and the vibrant State Street shopping and entertainment district.

artist showing Art Fair visitors one of their handmade clay or ceramic pieces

Parking

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.


Past Programs

watercolor illustration of a bear surrounded by bees and a flower with MMoCA logo, Art Fair on the Square logo, and text that says "Join us! July 9 & 10, Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM"

2022 program

Take a look back at the 2022 Art Fair on the Square.

painting showing the Capitol Building on State Street

2021 Program

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

2019 Program

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

painting or illustration of a unicorn with a rainbow coming out of its horn against a sunset, the rainbow leading to a forest landscape

2018 Program

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


2024 Sponsors

We thank the generous sponsors of the 2024 Art Fair on the Square. Their incredible support helps making the 2024 event successful and memorable for nearly 200,000 visitors.

GOLD

Wildwood Productions
Hooper Foundation
Wisconsin Lottery
Artful Home

SILVER

DoubleTree by Hilton
All Energy Solar
Ho Chunk Gaming Madison

FRIENDS OF THE FAIR

Lake Effect Human Resources & Law LLC

Vikki and Tim Enright


MEDIA SPONSORS

WKOW TV
Isthmus Publishing Companry
Madison Magazine
Midwest Family Broadcasting / Magic 98
Wisconsin Public Radio