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Gallery Night

A community-wide celebration of Madison’s vibrant art scene.

A group of people standing in a gallery.
Two people seated on a bench in an art gallery.
Photo by Dynae Alice Photography.

About Gallery Night

Gallery Night is a long-time Madison arts tradition that showcases the city’s vibrant arts community. Organized by MMoCA, Gallery Night offers art lovers and art novices alike an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of exhibitions, opening receptions, special events, and demonstrations at venues throughout the city. During Gallery Night, dozens of venues open their doors to invite the public in to see and shop for original artwork.

Gallery Night takes place from 5–9 PM, though some participating venues set their own hours. All venues participating in Gallery Night are open free of charge.

Spring 2023 Gallery Night will be held on Friday, May 5. View a list of participating venues here.

Registration for Spring 2023 Gallery Night has closed. Email kaitlin@mmoca.org to have your email added to our notification list.


People standing or seated in a gallery while looking at artwork.
Photo by Dynae Alice Photography.

Spring 2023 Participants

On Friday, May 5, 2023, dozens of venues around Madison will open their doors for a festive celebration of the city’s vibrant arts scene.


A group of people seated on couches and conversing or laughing with each other during Gallery Night.
Photo by Dynae Alice Photography.

Social Media

Share your Gallery Night experience on social media! Tag us using #MadGalleryNight or @MMoCAMadison via Facebook or Instagram.


A person standing in front of five large art canvases hanging on a gallery wall.
Photo by Dynae Alice Photography.

Participate in Gallery Night

Gallery Night is an excellent opportunity to promote your organization or artistic practice and emphasize your support for the arts while reaching a large and diverse audience. Gallery Night offers promotional exposure for participating venues, and fosters excitement for the Madison arts scene while highlighting its many unique members.