Art Fair on the Square

Join us at Art Fair on the Square in 2020!

One of the Midwest’s most popular and highly regarded outdoor art celebrations will return to the Capitol Square July 11 and 12, 2020 as MMoCA presents the 62nd annual Art Fair on the Square. With its mix of music, outdoor dining, and nearly 500 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair draws nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison.

Look back at the 2019 participating artists.

Artists may apply to be a part of the 2020 fair mid-November through mid-March on

Future Event Dates
July 11 and 12, 2020
July 10 and 11, 2021

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Artist Application

MMoCA is now accepting artist applications for the 2020 Art Fair on the Square. Artists may apply November through March 1, 2020 online.

Artist Application
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Plan Your Visit

Admission is free to this grand summertime event! Simply navigate to Madison’s Capital 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.

2019 Participating Artists

Look back at the 2019 Art Fair on the Square participating artists. Search by medium or see a complete list. Booth numbers are listed and you can download a map.

Browse Artists
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Volunteer on the Square!

Be an Art Fair on the Square volunteer! MMoCA relies on the time and talent of community volunteers to help run our largest annual fundraiser. Visit this page to review and sign up for your choice of task(s)/shift(s). All Art Fair on the Square volunteers receive free food and drink tickets.

Volunteer on the Square
Kids’ Area

MMoCA invites families to drop by the Kids’ Area to enjoy free art and craft projects for children of all ages. This year, activities will include collage landscapes, beading, screen-printing, coloring, jewelry making, and more. The Kids’ Area is located at the King Street corner of the walkway leading to the Capitol Building and will be active on Saturday, 9:15 am–6 pm and Sunday, 10:15 am–5 pm.

See Activities Schedule
Art Fair on the Square dance performance. Photo by Maurice Thaler.0

Every year, MMoCA welcomes musicians, dance companies, and other performers to submit an application to be considered for the entertainment line-up at Art Fair on the Square. Applications for the 2019 fair are now closed. Click here to fill out and submit an application to learn about future opportunities.

Art Fair Entertainment
Cover of the Art Fair on the Square 2019 program
Art Fair on the Square 2019 Program

Plan your visit to make the most of your trip to the fair!Find the full list of participating artists and vendors, entertainment schedules, and a map here.

Review the program
Cover of the 2018 Art Fair on the Square program, featuring Primordial Pump by Justin Marable.
2018 Program

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

Review the Program
Emerge Block

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art wishes to support and encourage the next generation of art fair artists. Early career artists may apply to the 2020 Art Fair on the Square in the “Emerging Artist” category.

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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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Art Fair on the Square
Food Vendor Application

MMoCA is now accepting applications from food vendors for the 2019 Art Fair on the Square. Read the rules and regulations before applying. The $35 application fee can also be paid online.

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2019 Sponsors

We thank this year’s generous sponsors. Their incredible support helps makes Art Fair on the Square successful and memorable for nearly 200,000 visitors.