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The Winter Art Fair Off the Square
(formerly the Winter Art Festival)
Photography by Cameron Gillie of Madison
Photography by Cameron Gillie
of Madison

A construction of Handmade Paper and Pastels by Peggy Ziegler of Pewaukee
A
construction of Handmade Paper and Pastels by Peggy Ziegler of Pewaukee

Silver, Gold, Cloissone, and Gemstone Jewelry by Waybe Farra of Lone Rock
Silver, Gold, Cloissone,
and Gemstone Jewelry
by Wayne Farra and
Maya Madden of Lone Rock



Fine, handcrafted leather by Pamela Bronk

Fine, handcrafted leather
by Pamela Bronk
of Plymouth


An encaustic by Jessie Fritsch of Stevens PointAn Encaustic by Jessie Fritsch
of Stevens Point


Silver and Gold Jewelry by Barbara and Tom Minz
Silver and Gold Jewelry by Barbara A.
of Campbellsport

A painting by Tahlia Day of Madison
A painting by Tahlia Day of Madison

Sculpture by Mary Hager of Milwaukee
Sculpture by Mary Lou Hager
of Milwaukee


Hand woven scarves by Barbara Geurink of Eau Claire
Hand woven scarves
by Barbara Geurink
of Eau Claire

Art Quilts by Pat Kroth
Art Quilts by Pat Kroth
of Verona


    

The Winter Art Fair Off the Square (formerly 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 19 and 20, 2016 and the hours are 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 4:00 on Sunday.

Our Winter Art Fair Off the Square 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 Collectors' 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 Fair Off the Square Gallery for photos of the fair.

Musical entertainment ranges from Johnny Chimes to Bluegrass, classical to the Madison Area Ukelele Initiative, with special performances by Madison Suzuki Strings students and advanced piano students of area piano teachers.


And, that's not all..........

Glass Beads

The Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople will be hosting another fundraiser for Badger Childhood Cancer Network on November 19 and 20 during the Winter Art Fair Off the Square. The event gives patrons the opportunity to choose gift beads for kids and teens with cancer or blood disorders. These “WOW” beads - handmade by local artists - are part of the BCCN Hero Beads program. 


Hero Beads let patients commemorate their personal treatment journey in the form of a simple, visible medical record. They initially receive a cord with letter beads that spell out their first name, plus a Diagnosis bead. Every time a young person has a procedure or passes a particular milestone, a member of the medical team can give him or her a special bead to add to the cord(s) of beads. Over time, Hero Beads provide a symbol of each patient’s personal journey, a touchable testament to strength and endurance.

For a donation of $5 patrons will be able to choose a gift for the children from over a thousand beautiful, handmade glass beads.  The beads will be distributed among the patients, and the monetary proceeds go to the children's families in the form of gas cards and other sundry items they require. BCCN relies solely on the community for financial support.  We encourage everyone to attend and show their support for Wisconsin artists and the Badger Children's Cancer Network this November!

For more information about the Hero Beads program,  please visit http://www.badgerchildhoodcancer.org/ .

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GPS Coordinates
to the Festival:

Monona Terrace Convention Center
N43 04.292
W89 22.799

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