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Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! 2023

Begins on June 10, 2023, 10:00 am

Ends on August 20, 2023, 6:00 pm


Free Admission • Throughout Dane County (See schedule below for details)

The Museum’s free outdoor art programs are out on the road again! Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! will travel to parks, playgrounds, beaches, and outdoor festivals throughout Dane County this summer. 2023 marks the 48th year of this popular family activity, which brings expert instruction and a relaxed attitude to art projects tailored for children.

Art Cart begins its rounds of Madison parks on June 12. Art Cart EXTRA! visits the surrounding communities on Saturdays, starting June 10. Download the full schedule.

Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! offer projects for children ages three and above; all children should be accompanied by an adult. Families are invited to drop in with no pre-registration necessary. Organized summer camps and other childhood programs must pre-register for Madison Art Cart sites by calling (608) 204-3021.

Art Cart is a joint project of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) and Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR). Art Cart EXTRA! is organized by MMoCA.

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Art Cart Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: The dates below are subject to change. Please check back regularly in case changes are made to the schedule. This schedule is best viewed on mobile.

Bold = Mobile Madison Events
Italicized = Parks Alive Events
*=Mobile Madison Event
+=Mobile Meetup with Fit2Go
^=Meetup with MSCR Nature Kits Program
~=Meetup with Clay Mobile

June 2023

Date9 AM–12 PM1 PM–4 PM5–7:30 PM
Mon, 6/12N/AN/AGarner Park
Tues, 6/13N/AN/ABrittingham Park*
Wed, 6/14Orton ParkWalnut Grove ParkN/A
Thurs, 6/15N/AN/AElver Park*
Fri, 6/16Tenney BeachN/AN/A
Sat, 6/17Juneteenth, Penn ParkJuneteenth, Penn ParkJuneteenth, Penn Park
Mon, 6/19Wexford ParkYahara Place ParkN/A
Tues, 6/20N/ACardinal Glenn ParkAldo Leopold Park+^
Wed, 6/21N/AJunction Ridge ParkCapitol View Farmer’s Market+
Thurs, 6/22Nakoma ParkBlackhawk ParkN/A
Fri, 6/23Marshall BeachSpring Harbor ParkN/A
Mon, 6/26N/ASegoe ParkAllied Park
Tues, 6/27Rennebohm ParkCypress Spray ParkN/A
Wed, 6/28N/AManchester Park (Cancelled due to air quality)Heistand Park (Cancelled due to air quality)
Thurs, 6/29Eken ParkBordner ParkN/A
Fri, 6/30Olin Beach+Kingston-Onyx ParkN/A

July 2023

Date9 AM–12 PM1 PM–4 PM5–7:30 PM
Wed, 7/5Lucia Crest ParkLake Edge ParkN/A
Thurs, 7/6N/AShorewood Elementary SchoolOwl Creek Park
Fri, 7/7Esther BeachDoor Creek ParkN/A
Mon, 7/10N/AWilly Street ParkWestmorland Park
Tues, 7/11Glen Golf Course+Orton ParkN/A
Wed, 7/12N/AZook ParkMeadowood Park +^
Thurs, 7/13Orlando Bell ParkWexford ParkN/A
Fri, 7/14Bernie’s Beach+Galaxy ParkN/A
Mon, 7/17N/AN/AN/A
Tues, 7/18Vilas Park Shoe+Vilas Park ShoeN/A
Wed, 7/19N/AVilas Park ShoeVilas Park Shoe+
Thurs, 7/20Vilas Park ShoeN/AN/A
Fri, 7/21Vilas BeachN/AN/A
Mon, 7/24N/AAcewood ParkEagle Heights CC
Tues, 7/25Yahara Place ParkNorthland Manor ParkN/A
Wed, 7/26N/AWirth Court ParkWarner Park – Trailsway
Thurs, 7/27Zook ParkHeistand ParkN/A
Fri, 7/28B.B. Clarke BeachRennebohm ParkN/A
Mon, 7/31N/ABadger Park+Elver Park

August 2023

Date9 AM–12 PM1 PM–4 PM5–7:30 PM
Tues, 8/1Kennedy ParkNakoma ParkN/A
Wed, 8/2N/AHuegel ParkWaunona Park
Thurs, 8/3Acewood ParkReindahl ParkN/A
Fri, 8/4Warner Beach+~Lucia Crest ParkN/A
Mon, 8/7Galaxy ParkHaen Family Park+N/A
Tues, 8/8N/AArbor Hills ParkWorthington Park
Wed, 8/9Willy Street ParkElvehjem Park+N/A
Thurs, 8/10N/AEastmorland ParkPenn Park
Friday, 8/11Spring Harbor BeachEken ParkN/A
Mon, 8/14N/AElmside Circle ParkArbor Hills Park
Tues, 8/15Lake Edge Park+Orlando Bell ParkN/A
Wed, 8/16N/AThut ParkHammersley Park+^
Thurs, 8/17Westmorland ParkGoodman CCN/A

Art Cart EXTRA!

Art Cart EXTRA! Schedule

Date10 AM–12 PM2 PM–4 PM
Sat, 6/10Oregon Library Art FairN/A
Sat, 6/17JuneteenthN/A
Sat, 6/24N/AMonona – Schulter Beach
Sun, 6/25McFarland Soccer Complex (10–3 PM)N/A
Sat, 7/1McFarland LibraryStoughton
Sat, 7/8Fitchburg, Kid’s Crossing ShelterN/A
Sat, 7/15Grundahl Park (Mt. Horeb)Veterans Park (Verona)
Sat, 7/22Cross Plains Library (Cross Plains)N/A
Sat, 7/29Firemans Park (DeForest)N/A
Sat, 8/12Northlawn Park (Cottage Grove)N/A
Sat, 8/19Sun Prairie Corn Festival (Angell Park) (12–4 PM)
Sun, 8/20Magic Pride Festival (Warner Park) (1–6 PM)