Crowds flock to the art fair in the square | New

MADISON (WKOW) — Throughout the weekend, Capitol Square will be filled with art and entertainment in honor of the art fair in the square.

The event brings together nearly 500 artists in the region, who bring everything from sculptures to jewelry, paintings and more.

Laura Harris, owner of Melonhead Gallery, returned to Art Fair on the Square this year. She has been making mosaics since the early 2000s.

“We use found objects, glass tiles, ceramic pieces — I just make puzzles that I put together and hope they look good,” Harris said.

Harris got her inspiration when she was young.

“My dad was an artist and he never allowed coloring books. We just had to have a blank sheet of paper with a pen and pencil without an eraser,” Harris said. “So you learn to make your mistakes and all that.”

Emily Nie, artist and editor of the Madison Weavers Guild newsletter, is also attending this year’s art fair at the plaza. Madison Weavers Guild specializes in textile arts.

“We make a lot of scarves, towels, rugs and clothes,” Nie said.

Nie added that textile arts have played an important role in our lives over time.

“A lot of people think it’s a busy job, or a woman’s job, and we have guys who love it,” Nie said. “Without the textile arts – without weaving, you wouldn’t have clothes.”

In addition to picking up an artwork at Art Fair on the Square this weekend, you can enjoy live music and food, as well as say hello to members of the 27 News team at the WKOW booth this weekend. end.

We are a proud sponsor of the event.

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