Art Fair on the Square

Join us at Art Fair on the Square in 2019!

One of the Midwest’s most popular and highly regarded outdoor art celebrations will return to the Capitol Square July 13 and 14, 2019 as MMoCA presents the 61st 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.

MMoCA is no longer accepting artist applications for the 2019 Art Fair on the Square. Artists may apply November through mid-March each year at zapplication.org.

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.

Future Event Dates
July 13 and 14, 2019
July 11 and 12, 2020
July 10 and 11, 2021

Calendar

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Sponsorship

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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Artist Application

MMoCA is no longer accepting artist applications for the 2019 Art Fair on the Square. Artists may apply November through mid-March each year at zapplication.org.

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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
Art Fair on the Square dance performance. Photo by Maurice Thaler.0
Entertainment

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.

Check out this year’s Art Fair on the Square entertainment line-up here!

Art Fair Entertainment Line-Up
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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 2019 Art Fair on the Square in the “Emerging Artist” category.

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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
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Plan Your Visit

MMoCA welcomes DoubleTree by Hilton Madison as the official hotel sponsor of the 2019 Art Fair on the Square. This newly renovated property is located on the Capitol Square.

Find a variety of parking options in downtown Madison with the Parking Utility website or the downtown parking map.

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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Entertainment Schedule: Art Fair on the Square

Enjoy a weekend of free, live performances on Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, around Madison’s Capitol Square.

Entertainment Schedule
Prepare for the 2019 Art Fair

For those artists who were recently invited to exhibit, congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to Madison’s most beloved summertime event this July. Read on to get prepared.

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