Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art


The Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art is pleased to announce that after cancelling last year’s festival due to Covid-19, is returning September 25th and 26th to celebrate 50 years as a festival!

The Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art hosts artists from across the country, and features artwork that is handmade and individually designed by the artist. Come and find your passion among paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, weaving, folk art, jewelry, fiber, wood, baskets, clay, glass, paper, leather and wearable art. They also have a riverfront food
fest to delight your palate, and live entertainment. This festival is free to the public and designed for the whole family to enjoy.

Artists are welcome to continue applying to this juried festival through June 30th. Artists are encouraged to apply via This link can also be found on their new website.

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art is a non-profit organization operating under the umbrella of Visit Madison, Inc. For the last 50 years, a committee of volunteers and coordinators have worked hard to ensure this festival has something for everyone. Along with them, hundreds of volunteers, City of Madison employees and the Mayor of Madison work together to make the entire Chautauqua weekend a success.

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