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Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! 2024

June 8, 2024

10:00 am – 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. 2024 marks the 49th 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 8. Art Cart EXTRA! visits the surrounding communities on Saturdays, starting June 8. 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 Meetup with MSCR on the Move

June 2024

Date9 AM–12 PM1–4 PM5–7:30 PM
Sat, 6/8Summer Palooza, Madison Children’s Museum, 10 AM – 3 PMSummer Palooza, Madison Children’s Museum, 10 AM – 3 PMN/A
Mon, 6/10N/AN/AGarner Park
Tue, 6/11N/AN/AElver Park
Wed, 6/12Orton ParkWalnut Grove ParkN/A
Thur, 6/13N/AN/ABrittingham Park
Fri, 6/14Tenney BeachN/AN/A
Sat, 6/15Juneteenth, Penn ParkJuneteenth, Penn ParkJuneteenth, Penn Park
Mon, 6/17Wexford ParkYahara Place ParkN/A
Tue, 6/18N/ACardinal Glenn ParkWorthington
Wed, 6/19Nakoma ParkJunction Ridge ParkN/A
Thu, 6/20N/ABlackhawk ParkNorthland Manor Park
Fri, 6/21Marshall BeachSpring Harbor ParkN/A
Mon, 6/24N/AReindahl Park*Allied Park
Tue, 6/25Renehohm ParkEken ParkN/A
Thu, 6/27N/ABordner ParkPenn Park
Fri, 6/28Olin BeachKingston-Onyx ParkN/A

July 2024

Date9 AM–12 PM1–4 PM5–7:30 PM
Mon, 7/1Wexford ParkYahara Place ParkN/A
Tue, 7/2N/ADoor Creek ParkWestmorland Park
Wed, 7/3Esther BeachShorewood Elementary SchoolN/A
Mon, 7/8Heritage Heights ParkWilly St ParkN/A
Tue, 7/9N/AOrton ParkLeopold
Wed, 7/10N/AZook ParkMeadowood Park
Thurs, 7/11Orlando Bell ParkWexford ParkN/A
Fri, 7/12Bernie’s BeachGalaxy ParkN/A
Sat, 7/14Vilas Park ShoeVilas Park ShoeN/A
Sun, 7/15N/AVilas Park ShoeVilas Park Shoe
Mon, 7/16Vilas Park ShoeN/AN/A
Tues, 7/17Vilas BeachN/AN/A
Mon, 7/22N/AAcewood ParkEagle Heights CC
Tue, 7/23Olbrich Park – Walter StreetCypress Spray ParkN/A
Wed, 7/24N/AWirth Court ParkHammersly
Thu, 7/25Zook ParkHeistand ParkN/A
Fri, 7/26B.B. Clarke BeachRennebohm ParkN/A
Mon, 7/29N/ABadger ParkElver Park
Tue, 7/30Kennedy ParkNakoma ParkN/A
Wed, 7/31Lake Edge ParkHuegel ParkN/A

August 2024

Date9 AM–12 PM1 PM–4 PM5–7:30 PM
Thu, 8/1N/ASegoe ParkOwl Creek
Fri, 8/2Warner Beach*Lucia Crest ParkN/A
Mon, 8/5N/AHaen Family ParkThut Park
Tue, 8/6Galaxy ParkArbor Hils ParkN/A
Wed, 8/7N/AElvehjem ParkCapitol View Farmer’s Market
Thu, 8/8Willy St ParkEastmorland ParkN/A
Fri, 8/9Spring Harbor BeackEken ParkN/A
Sun, 8/11Ride the Drive, MSCR Central, 9 am – 2 pm
Mon, 8/12N/AElmside Circle ParkArbor Hills Park
Tue, 8/13Westmorland ParkGoodman CCN/A
Wed, 8/14N/AOrlando Bell ParkWarner

Art Cart EXTRA!

Art Cart EXTRA! Schedule

Date10 AM–1 PM2–5 PM
Sat, 6/8Madison Children’s Museum SummerpaloozaMadison Children’s Museum Summerpalooza
Sat, 6/15Juneteenth, Penn ParkJuneteenth, Penn Park
Sun, 6/23McFarland Pride, 10 am – 4 pmMcFarland Pride, 10 am – 4 pm
Sat, 6/29Waterman Park (Oregon)N/A
Sat, 7/6Rosemary Garfoot Public Library (Cross Plains)Fireman’s Park (DeForest)
Sun, 7/7Northside Farmer’s MarketN/A
Sat, 7/13Art Fair on the SquareArt Fair on the Square
Sun, 7/14Art Fair on the SquareArt Fair on the Square
Sat, 7/20Veteran’s Park (Verona)Grundahl Park Open Shelter (Mount Horeb)
Sat, 7/27Disability Pride Festival, 12-5 PMDisability Pride Festival, 12-5 PM
Sat, 8/3McKee Farms Park, Kids Crossing Shelter (Fitchburg)N/A
Sat, 8/17Agora Art FestivalAgora Art Festival
Sun, 8/18OutReach Magic Festival 1-6 PMOutReach Magic Festival 1-6 PM