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.
Artists may apply to be a part of the 2020 fair mid-November through mid-March on zapplication.org.
Future Event Dates
July 11 and 12, 2020
July 10 and 11, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Take a look back at the 2018 Art Fair on the Square.
For Artists - Preparing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.