July 11 and 12 On the Capital Concourse around the Capital Building Presented by The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 400 artists Deadline: March 2
Art Fair on the Square is not only the single largest art fair in the Midwest, it is also rated among the best fine art shows in North America by artists from across the country, and by publications such as
magazine. Furthermore, Art Fair on the Square is the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's most important annual fundraiser, providing crucial support for exhibitions and education programming. For two days, the eight blocks that surround Wisconsin's beautiful State Capitol are transformed as artists, entertainers, vendors, and some 200,000 visitors come together to celebrate the arts. There are a bunch of upgrades to the event this year including: * Free Lodging for Artists * More Media Coverage of the Event * Power for Artists * and a new Facebook group For more information:
Here's the latest news from Katie Hudson, organizer of the popular Art Fair on the Square:
I wanted to remind everyone that one week from today is the application deadline for Madison, WI, Art Fair on the Square. We understand that the current economic environment has taken its toll, and probably has many of you frustrated and a bit gun shy when it comes to picking shows for the summer. For this reason, I wanted to take a moment to outline some of what Art Fair on the Square has to offer artists that we believe will make your trip to Madison a profitable one. Free Lodging for Artists This year Madison residents will open up their homes to Art Fair on the Square artists and provide them with a place to stay free of charge. More Media Coverage of the Event Art Fair on the Square has always advertised on local television, radio and in newspapers throughout the region. This year our coverage will extend state-wide and there will be more of it. Thanks to new sponsorships and renegotiated contracts, we will have more television and radio commercials as well as larger and more diversified print advertising. Power for Artists! Thanks to the non-profit organization, Working Bikes, we will be able to offer artists batteries that will be recharged throughout the day through bicycle powered charging stations. Runners will swap out batteries for artists as needed so that anyone who wants it can have clean, continuous power. These are just a few of the programs that we have in the works for this coming summer. To learn more, please join Art Fair on the Square's Facebook page where you will find pictures, quotes, ideas and articles about Madison and our event. Of course you can also visit our web site: www.mmoca.org/events/artfair to see who participated last year and to download an application for 2009. Digital applications are available through ZAPP. I look forward to seeing you in July!