Calling all Madison-area artists

There’s a whole palette of opportunities for local artists.

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Artists of all stripes are invited to submit their works around Madison. | Photo by 608today

Madison is rich with the arts. In a study by Americans for the Arts, it was noted that the arts in Dane County generated $346.7 million in economic activity during 2022.

Madisonians are playing tubas, do-see-doing to a fiddler’s call, giving Shakespearean soliloquies, and more.

If you’re a visual artist in Madison, organizations are seeking your work.

ARTS for ALL Wisconsin
The organization is seeking visual artists age 5+ who identify as having a disability for its CREATIVE POWER showcase. Submissions may be 2D, 3D, or digital. Award winners will be part of the ARTS for ALL Wisconsin Traveling Exhibition. Submissions are due by Sunday, March 17.

Dane Arts
Part of the Dane County government, Dane Arts accepts original artworks in all mediums for its annual poster and calendar. Artists must be Dane County residents at the time of submission. The application for the 2025 calendar and poster will reopen this summer.

Hatch Art House
The gallery features artists based in Wisconsin emphasizing affordable and upcycled art. It carries 60+ artists, including fine artists, jewelry makers, and crafters. Find out if you meet all the requirements.

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Visual artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in a handful of Madison-area events. | Photo by 608today

Madison Arts Commission
MAC provides a plethora of opportunities for artists and organizations, including grants and commissions.

Overture Center
One of the preeminent arts organizations in Madison, the Overture Center has Gallery I, II, and III in their facility. Though the organization is not actively seeking artists, artists can fill out an expression of interest form at any time.

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From art galleries to public events, visual artists have opportunities in Madison. | Photo by 608today

Tenney Lapham Art Walk
Artists in the Tenney Lapham neighborhood are invited to exhibit their work at the neighborhood’s annual art walk. Taking place on Saturday, June 23, from 1 to 5 p.m., the walk allows artists to exhibit their work in their homes, on their porches, or in their garages. Contact the organization for more information.

Madison’s listener-supported community radio station is seeking a muralist to paint some of its exterior. The application deadline is Monday, March 25 at 5 p.m.

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