5500 E. Cheryl Parkway, off Fish Hatchery Road, South of PD
August 17th, 2019 from 10am-5pm (rain or shine)
- Free to attend!
- Over 100 Artists Showcase Their Work
- Live Music Performed All Day
- Wisconsin Craft Beer Garden
- Local Food Vendors
11th Annual Agora Art Fair
Over 100 Wisconsin artists will be showcased in the 11th Annual Fitchburg Agora Art Fair set amid the stunning architecture of Agora and the natural prairie landscape of southern Wisconsin. We are proud to feature local and regional artists from every medium including painting, ceramics, jewelry, photography, glass, metals, woodwork, mixed media, fiber and sculpture. Featured Artists include: Steven Wagner, Cassius Calendar, Bruce Johnson, Kevin Kitto, Paula Sparks, Barbara Westfall, Kerri Shannon and many other familiar Wisconsin Artists.
The event will feature the live music of Westside Andy, Bi Dana, Red Hot Horn Dogs, and Tony Castaneda with artisanal brews int he Wisconsin Craft Brew & Wine Garden; Food Promenade; a Children’s Art Yard with hands on activities put on by Wood Hollow Children’s Center. Food Vendors including: The Rolling Pin Bake Shop, Surya Cafe, Liliana’s, Slide, Soho, Jakarta Cafe, Sabor Queietano, Yum-Yum Ice Cream, and Chippy’s Kettlekorn. Dane Arts Mural Arts will also feature a Community Mural Project where all guests are invited to participate. Also, the Grown-Up Art Experience with live demonstrations and glass painting kits available for purchase.
Yahara Bay Distillers will present a free, hands-on coaster design workshop at the Festival, as well. The workshop was inspired by the many garnish options when serving a 3RD GEAR Old Fashioned cocktail. Participants will choose from a variety of stamps that are made into the shape of garnishes and then will apply the stamp to a pre-printed pick on the coaster. The end result is a coaster with a hand-stamped garnish on a stick.
In addition, Yahara Bay will introduce its adult coloring contest to festival attendees. The sketch created by Doug Birkholz features a mountain-sized 3RD GEAR Brandy Old Fashioned Cocktail replete with a garnish, nestled in the Northwoods Wisconsin campground. The drawing features idyllic Wisconsin back road findings such as a mini camper and a supper club billboard. Look closer and you may spot Bigfoot or other fodder for conspiracy theories. There is no charge for the activity and the complete coloring page can be redeemed for a complimentary 3RD GEAR Old Fashioned cocktail at Yahara Bay Distillers, 6250 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg, WI.
Sponsors for this event include: The Agora Retailers, Capital Brewery, Magic 98, Tim O’Brien Homes, Fitchburg Center, Fitchburg Chamber Business & Visitors Bureau, Connect Fitchburg, and Promega Corporation. Rain or shine. Free parking available.
Details can be found at AgoraArtFair.com For volunteer opportunities, call Steve at 277-2592.