Gallery Night with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art


Previous Gallery Night held in Madison | Photo by @mmocamadison

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This Fri, Nov. 12 from 5-9 p.m., the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) kicks off Gallery Night — which features 65 venues around the Madison area that will have original artworks to view and buy, artist talks, demonstrations + live music and performances. The best part? All venues participating in Gallery Night are open free of charge.

Below are just a few of the 65 participating venues around Madison + the events they are hosting throughout the night. You can find the full list of participating venues and pick your own route and celebrate Gallery Night in your own way.


  • Wisconsin Veterans Museum | 30 W. Mifflin St. | Check out the Souvenirs of Service: The Things They Kept exhibit and discover the mundane + unusual things service members have collected across the country over the years.
  • Artisan & Craftsman Supply | 203 W. Gorham St. | Stop in from 5-7 p.m. for the Customer Appreciation Group Show + the first 30 attendees will receive a gift bag.
  • James Watrous Gallery | 201 State St., Third floor | The gallery will be hosting painter Mathew Warren Lee and The Last Glacier Collective, photographer Ian Van Coller, and printmakers Bruce Crownover and Todd Anderson.

Willy Street + East Washington

  • Giant Jones Brewing | 931 E. Main St. | View works from the 2021 Forward Art Prize — an award that honors women visual artists + addresses gender disparities in the arts.
  • State Line Distillery | 1413 Northern Ct. | Head over to the grain-to-glass distillery and learn about the art spirits and how you can expand your palette.
  • Imaginary Factory | 1401 Northern Ct. | Local artists Taj Matumbi and Sam Christensen will show visitors how they screen print + offer limited edition printed wares for sale.


  • Gallery Aventine | 1958 Atwood Ave. | Stop in for a solo exhibit from Mark Weller, a Wisconsin artist that specializes in timestack photography.
  • Richard Jones | 2051 Winnebago St. | Studio Paran will host its Goodbye Celebration Sale to highlight more than 30 years of blown glass + new works of drawing and paper on glass.
  • Plymouth Congregational UCC | 2401 Atwood Ave. | Lowell Elementary School will put up over 300 pieces of artwork from its kindergarten through fifth grade students.

Monroe + Regent

  • Crescendo Espresso Bar + Music Cafe | 1859 Monroe St. | Grab a coffee and enjoy Brooke Leland’s exhibit, which investigates the connection between our loved ones, the Earth + ourselves.
  • Calabash Gifts | 1831 Monroe St. | Enjoy the new open space that will feature eclectic work from various African artists.
  • Zander’s Interiors | 2501 Monroe St. | Check out Aaron William’s 28-image gallery of Monroe Street buildings made from LEGO pieces.

To see the full list of participating venues + events, click here.

Note: some venues have opted to participate in a virtual capacity. Check with each vendor to ensure the event is still happening at the venue.