Art Fair on the Square...

One of the Midwest's most popular and highly regarded outdoor celebrations of the arts will return to the Capitol Square in July as MMoCA presents the 56th annual Art Fair on the Square. With its mix of music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as more than 450 artists exhibiting paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, and fine craft, the fair is expected to draw nearly 200,000 visitors to Madison's Capitol Square. The 2014 fair will take place on Saturday, July 12 (9 am–6 pm) and Sunday, July 13 (10 am–5 pm).

I've posted this to get it on peoples radar. Meeting points and times to be determined later via the discussion below.

Join or login to comment.

  • Optimistic C.

    Hey team... I'm sorry if we missed people. We did as I outlined below... "Laura & I will set out a blanket or two and a helium balloon on the Capitol lawn opposite the Inn on the Park at NOON. Join us if you can. We'll start wandering around 1pm." Four of us sat on the blanket til 1:10pm and no-one seemed to be looking for the group. We did not leave the blanket/balloon because it was sprinkling just a tiny bit.
    If anyone is going on Sunday... please post here and suggest a time to meet opposite the Inn on the Park. It is easy to find... not sure how folks were unable to find us.

    July 12

  • Bob A.

    Valiant effort by the organizers at least. Sorry to have missed you, I got there later than planned because got back late from Milwaukee last night after watching the Cardinals beat the Brewers. ouch! Having moved from Missouri, you wouldn't be a St. Louis Cards fan, would you ? Hope you had a nice time at the art fair though.

    July 12

  • Donna

    I was there also but didn't recognize anyone from the group

    July 12

  • Laura

    Please see the comment I just posted. I am so sorry we weren't able to connect. But it's really hard at a venue like that. If anyone can come to the concert in the park in Verona on Thursday that would be a nice low key event and easy to find the group. :-)

    July 12

  • Tonya A.

    I was there as well. I was extremely disappointed that I didn't connect with anyone...hopefully next time.

    July 12

  • Laura

    Per Chris' previous post, we waited at the blanket between 12-1 but didn't see anyone. Sorry we missed you :-(

    July 12

  • Kris G.

    Ditto that. I was there but just swept up got into the art.

    July 12

  • Ivan

    I have been here, I don't know if I could find anyone ... Have fun

    July 12

  • Linda g.

    Looks like I no longer can attend on Saturday.Is there anyone interested in going on Sunday?

    July 11

  • Emily

    Won't be able to come due to work schedule change. Have fun!

    July 11

  • Tammy.A

    Sorry to blackout at the last min, but Im going to take my mother and have a little M / D time

    July 11

  • Optimistic C.

    So here's my thoughts...
    Laura & I will set out a blanket or two and a helium balloon on the Capitol lawn opposite the Inn on the Park at NOON. Join us if you can. We'll start wandering around 1pm. We'll leave the blanket/balloon and pick it up after our loop around. (My cell is[masked] for texts/calls) Pls include "SP-DA" so I know the texts content.
    If you cannot make noon but a different time, please post it here so that others may join you. To keep it simple, may I suggest the same meeting spot.
    Cheers, OC

    July 8

    • Ryan Z.

      I plan on going earlier on Saturday morning for a browse around, if anyone cares to join! I'll find my way to the group around noon.

      July 9

    • Emily

      I plan on going there early on Saturday, by 9 or 930 since I work at 2.

      July 9

  • Tonya A.

    Hello all! This will be my first event and I'm extremely nervous. Are there any other newbies going to the art fair?
    Will anyone be bringing their children?

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • Ivan

      Hi Tonya, in a way we are always newbies, particularly when we talk about a large group. I have been to 3 meet ups with this group (I think) and I always see different faces and I am always feeling a bit nervous too. You have nothing to worry, these guys don't bite ;)

      3 · June 27, 2014

    • Laura

      Hi Tonya, I think every single Meetup member would attest to being nervous attending one's first meetup. We were just talking about that last night. But don't think too much about it. Just do it! :) I am confident you will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you!!

      1 · July 9

  • Sarah

    I may come depending on time..what time are you thinking of meeting???

    July 8

  • Bob A.

    Depending on when and where you meet, I'd love to share the fair with others. I only have an early morning exercise group conflict on Saturday, but if you happen to start early, maybe I can catch you at a later point.

    July 6, 2014

  • Tonya A.

    Thank you, your comments are very reassuring!

    June 28, 2014

  • Ryan Z.

    I'm not sure this will be my first event, as I plan to attend some of the earlier events, but as of right now, I have not been to any myself! I would be bringing my girls, but it is their mom's weekend.

    June 27, 2014

16 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sometimes the best Meetup Group is the one you start

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy