The Winter Art Festival was started in 1989 as a companion show to our summer Art Fair Off the Square. The show is held in the Exhibition Hall of the spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace Convention and Community Center, which is located 3 blocks off Madison's Capitol Square. It takes place on November 12 and 13, 2011 and the hours are 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 4:00 on Sunday.
Our Winter Art Festival features 140 Wisconsin exhibitors with a wonderful selection of pottery, paintings, fiber, glass art, wood, photography, jewelry, graphics, sculpture and more. In addition, on Saturday the art festival features a very successful Silent Auction of artwork contributed by our exhibitors. Part of the proceeds benefit our Youth Scholarship Fund.
There is a Young Collector's Corner where only children under twelve are admitted to purchase artwork of their choosing. Much of the art is the same as in exhibitors' booths but at a much reduced price. See our WAAC Winter Art Festival Gallery for photos of the fair. A Kids' Corner offers children the opportunity to create small artworks for a nominal fee.