Mostly blue skies welcomed visitors to Madison's Art Fair on the Square, held July 9-10. Yesterday I went to the annual juried event, set around the beautiful capitol square. Around 500 artists set up booths, exhibiting photographs, ceramics, weavings, jewelry, sculptures, and more. It was enjoyable viewing the varying styles, and I was particularly drawn to the international booths such as Mexican retablo, Chinese embroidery, and Peruvian weavings.
Visitors to the visually stimulating event could also enjoy plenty of snacks/drinks (including some Wisconsin specialties and free chocolate chip cookies) and listen to live performances. Based on the large crowds I saw on Saturday and the pleasant weather, I wouldn't be surprised if attendance was over the normal 200,000.