2019 Dane Arts Poster Image
2019 Dane Arts Poster Image
Karen Watson-Newlin, PLEASANT VALLEY CONSERVATORY, Acrylic on Canvas, 30"x40"
2019 Dane Arts Calendar, June Image
2019 Dane Arts Calendar June Image
Irene R. Olson, Dinner + Music, Watercolor, 15" x 22", courtesy of Blue Iris Gallery
"While Living in India as a child, Irene was influenced by the rhythms and rich colors of her exotic land. As an adult, the kaleidoscopic nature of the US, especially Madison and its people, have been of great impact on her work which is a reflection of both countries she calls home."



DABL 2019

Dane Arts will be celebrating its 5th anniversary of the Dane Arts Buy Local Two Day Art Market (DABL) on Friday, October 18th 5-9pm, and Saturday, October 19th 11am-4pm. DABL returns to Yahara Bay Distillers, 6250 Nesbitt Rd #200, Fitchburg, WI.

DABL is designed to promote the business of art and the art of business, partnering with local businesses to buy local art.

This event is free, accessible, and open to the general public.

Interested artists may apply online now through June 30th, 2019, 4pm at www.dablmarket.com or at www.dablmarket.com/application.

Grant Awards Cycle I 2019

Dane County awards over $131,000 in grants to 65 local arts organizations.


The “Dane Arts” grants are funded by county dollars in conjunction with private donations from the Endres Manufacturing Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm ofThe Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

This year, Dane County’s Dane Arts will award almost $250,000 in public-private funds to nonprofit organizations, schools, individuals, and municipalities for arts, cultural, and local history projects and programs offered countywide. The next project grant deadline is Thursday, August 1, 2019, 4:00pm.


Dane Arts First Floor Gallery

Be sure to visit the Dane Arts Gallery located on the first floor of the City-County Building (210 MLK Jr. Blvd. #421, Madison, WI 53703.) 


City County Building

Joe Taylor will exhibit his art, April 9- June 29


The 2019 Dane Arts Poster is Here! 

Posters are available throughout Dane County.

   They are also available in room 421 of the City-County Building. 

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

To calculate the economic impact of your organization here in Dane County, click here.


Keep up with Dane Arts!

Find out what's going on at Dane Arts, learn about Dane Arts funded programs and projects, get information on workshops, grant opportunities, and calls for art. We would love for you to stay connected with us!

Support Dane Arts' grants! 

The Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission awards several types of grants to local artists and arts & cultural organizations. Funding is provided through both public and private donations and every dollar can help art, culture, and history continue to thrive in Dane County.