MADISON (WKOW) -- One of the Midwest's most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square July 9 and 10, 2016 as MMoCA presents the 58th annual Art Fair on the Square.
On Thursday, Erika Monroe-Kane with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the upcoming event.
MMoCA presents this major event each year, which continues to be beloved by the Madison community, draw people from across the region, generate nearly $25 million for the local economy, and elevate fine art and craft.
This year, Art Fair on the Square will showcase the work of nearly 500 artists, displaying original fine art and craft, handmade clothing, original photography, jewelry, and much more. Nearly 200,000 patrons are expected to visit the booths, and enjoy music, entertainment, international cuisine, and locally-sourced fare, all set against the lovely backdrop of the State Capitol.
Art Fair on the Square continues to be one of the largest art fairs in the Midwest, and is rated among the best fine art shows in North America by artists and by publications such as Sunshine Artist and Art Fair Source Book. The event was recently named as one of the top 10 fine art fairs in the country by ArtFairCalendar.com. Hours for this year’s fair are: Saturday, July 9 (9 am–6 pm) and Sunday, July 10 (10 am–5 pm).
As MMoCA’s most important annual fundraiser, Art Fair on the Square is the largest event produced by the museum and it generates financial support for the museum’s free exhibitions and education programs.
MMoCA is the oldest cultural organization in Madison and has been presenting this event for 58 years.
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WKOW is a proud sponsor of Art Fair on the Square and will have a booth there all weekend located at the State Street entrance. Stop by to say hi and spin our WKOW prize wheel to win sunglasses, chap stick or sunscreen.
You can meet these WKOW 27 News personalities at these times:
Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Brian Olson, Brandon Taylor, Dani Maxwell and Caroline Bach
Saturday, July 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Tony Galli
Sunday, July 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Greg Jeschke, Savanna Tomei and Jennifer Kliese
Sunday, July 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Bob Lindmeier