Fall Gallery Night Returns to Dozens of Galleries, Museums, Cafes, and Businesses Around Madison
The celebration of arts, culture, and community takes place on Friday, November 4, from 5–9 PM
MADISON, WI—Gallery Night, a free celebration of arts, culture, and community, returns to dozens of venues in the Madison area on Friday, November 4, from 5–9 PM. During the evening, individuals can experience works by local, national, and international artists, whether in favorite neighborhood spots or popular spaces downtown.
Galleries, museums, cafes, restaurants, and other local businesses and nonprofits join together to host the community-wide night out, packed with performances, receptions, artist talks, art-making demonstrations, and live music. Gallery Night, which happens twice each calendar year, in spring and fall, is organized by Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The event is not a fundraiser for the Museum, but rather a celebration of the local arts scene for the community.
Gallery Night was founded by a group of volunteers in 1988 with just six participating art venues, all located on State Street in downtown Madison. Today, MMoCA staff help register a variety of venues in the greater Madison area for each event.
To help visitors plan their Gallery Night excursions, an electronic map of participating venues and a complete list of venues can be found at mmoca.org/gallery-night-venues. In addition, please see the attached PDF list of all the venues.
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is always admission-free. Its vision is to be an organization that fosters the exchange of ideas and creates experiences that will inspire a wide audience; be a nexus for the work of emerging and established regional, national, and international artists; serve as a catalyst for the continued development of a vigorous community of artists; and provide a forum that will encourage people to be challenged by, reflect on, and make connections between art and the world around them.
The Museum includes four galleries and The Shop, a space to provide interactive contemporary art experiences and educational workshops to the community. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view which serves as a lovely venue for weddings, art openings, and cinema.
Please visit mmoca.org to learn more.
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Gallery Night. Photo by Sharon Vanorny. Courtesy of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.