Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What a Night!

If there’s ever a reason to clear your calendar and make time for art, Gallery Night is it. Organized twice a year by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the event creates the perfect storm of diverse art, local artists, an art-loving audience and venues that range from traditional to unusual.

Held this Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Gallery Night allows people to gallery hop through museums, galleries and other businesses, viewing art, meeting artists, and experiencing receptions, tours and demonstrations along the way.

Katie Kazan, director of public information at MMoCA, says Gallery Night started out in the 1980s and has since grown into a citywide tradition with a record fifty-nine participants this year.

“People like the variety of events that are available: demonstrations, openings, opportunities to meet artists, etc.,” she says. “Many people also like the fact that they can gallery-hop in their own neighborhood or another neighborhood around the city. Because participation in Gallery Night is low-cost, it’s a way for non-art businesses (exercise or yoga studios and pet stores, for example) to show and promote temporary exhibitions in an affordable way.”

The following are the participants in Spring 2009 Gallery Night. But new this year is an online map—check it out to navigate your course for the evening.


Art in the Afternoon 3606 Deer Path Rd., Middleton. 469.2994.

The Bohemian Bauble 404 W. Lakeside St. 333.2646.

The Century House 3029 Unversity Ave. 233.4488.

Chiripa, Artisan Crafts of the Americas 636 S. Park St. 441.8808.

DeRicci Gallery 1000 Edgewood College Dr. 663.2263.

Douglas Art and Frame 3238 University Ave. 441.9948.

Fine Earth Studio & Gallery 2207 Regent St. 843.1933,

Grace Chosy Gallery 1825 Monroe St. 255.1211.

Higher Fire Clay Studio 2132 Regent St. 233.3050.

Janus Galleries 2701 Monroe St. 233.2222.

Long Term Care Institute 6502 Grand Teton Plaza, Suite 107. 233.7042.

Macha Teahouse and Gallery 1934 Monroe St. 442.0500.

Milward Farrell Fine Art 2701 Monroe St., Suite 200. 238.6501.

Mound Street Yoga Center 1342 Mound St. 442.6792.

Quarry Arts Building 715 Hill St. 770.3729.

Spectacular Spectacular 1414 S. Park St. 345.4954

Studio Jewelers 1306 Regent ST. 257.2627.

TileArt 1719 Monroe St. 255.8453.

Unearthed 2501 University Ave. 441.1993.


16 Hands Studio 104 King St. 219.0342.

Ancora Coffee 112 King St. 255.2900.

Anthology 218 State St. 204.2644.

Chazen Museum of Art 800 University Ave. 263.2246.

Curved Artists at Café Montmartre 127 E. Mifflin St. 698.6232.

Hyart Gallery 133 W. Johnson St. 442.0562.

Little Luxuries 230 State St. 255.7372

Madison Children’s Museum 100 State St. 256.6445.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 227 State St. 257.0158.

Madison Senior Center 330 W. Mifflin St. 266.6581.

Overture Galleries 201 State St. 258.4961.

Porter Butts and Class of 1925 Galleries Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. 262.7592.

Raw Materials 408 E. Wilson St. 268.0451

Savoir Faire 5 N. Pinckney St. 819.8066.

State Street Gallery 109 State St. 819.0304.

Steep & Brew Gallery 544 State St. 256.2902.

UW Art Department 7th Floor Gallery 455 N. Park St. 262.1660.

Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery Overture Center, 201 State St. 265.2500.

WYOU Community Television at Dance Fabulous 212 N. Henry St. 258.9644.


Absolutely Art 2322 Atwood Ave. 249.9100.

Arts 4 All at Escape Java Joint 916 Williamson St. 249.7333.

ArtSPACE Twenty-Two Eleven 2211 Atwood Ave. 257.9443.

Azena Photography 202 S. Dickinson St. 245.2797.

bad dog frida 2094 Atwood Ave. 442.6868.

The Black Earth Kiln Group 149 Waubesa St. 244.5040.

Carta StudioWorks 2001 Atwood Ave. 669.4329.

Common Wealth Gallery 100 S. Baldwin St. 256.6565.

DNA Studios 2057 Winnebago St. 244.0111.

Earley Design 1231 E. Wilson St. 256.5171

Eastside Bazaar 836 E. Johnson St. 320.4611.

Jackie Macaulay Gallery at Social Justice Center 1202 Williamson St. 227.0206.

Lucent Room Studio 305 S. Livingston St. 316.1644.

Madison Shambhala Center 408 S. Baldwin St. 217.2132.

Pong Gallery 1976 Atwood Ave. 206.2759

Radiant Glass 100 S. Baldwin St., Suite 100. 446.2830.

Renéeglass Factory 100 St. Baldwin St., Suite 100. 255.1000.

Studio Paran 2051 Winnebago St. 242.1111.

The Skin Source 845 E. Johnson St. 251.6511.

Winnebago Studios 2046 Winnebago St.

Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired 754 Williamson St. 255.1166.

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