Agora Art Fair returns to Fitchburg this August 

Over 100 Wisconsin artists will gather for the 15th Annual Agora Art Fair on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Agora Center at 5500 E. Cheryl Pkwy. in Fitchburg.

The event, which runs from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., will include 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, Will Schueler, Jon Walton, and Kerri Shannon, among others. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

Free parking will be available. Volunteer opportunities are available as well.

New in 2023 will be Community Crochet Day at the Agora Art Fair. The “Wildflowers of Wisconsin” public art project invites the community into the artmaking process. The installation recreates wildflowers native to Wisconsin using yarn art flowers to illuminate the importance of sustainability and promote greater stewardship of the land. The “flowers” created at the event will be incorporated into an upcoming Fitchburg Public Art Mural located in McKee Farms Park.

The event will also feature live music on two stages, including the Madison Flute Club at 9:30 a.m., Red Hot Horn Dawgs at 10:30 a.m., and West Side Andy featuring Reverend Raven and the CSAB at 2 p.m., among others; a Wisconsin Craft Brew and Wine Garden with selections from Hop Haus Brewing Company; a Children’s Art Yard; local food options, including Chippy’s Kettle Corn, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, Curd Girl, Jakarta Café, Kona Ice of Madison, Pancho’s Tacos, Ribmasters WI, RMN Mini Donuts, Soho Gourmet Cuisine, Wonder Cookie, and State Street Brats; Cycropia, a Madison-based aerial dance troupe performing at 1 p.m.; retailer specials; and more.