Dane County Executive Parisi Announces Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market

October 03, 2016
Stephanie Miller 608-267-8823
County Executive

                                                Bringing Together Local Artists and Businesses


MADISON- The Dane Arts Buy Local (DABL) Night Market returns to the U.S. Bank Building on Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Initiated in 2015, the event connects local artists and businesses to facilitate sales and commissions of original artwork from Dane County artists. The inaugural night market generated $10,000 in sales the night-of, with an additional $50,000 of continued art sales and commissions after the event. This year’s event will feature 28 local artists’ work, a panel on the business of art featuring four Dane County leaders, live music, dance and art performances, food, drink and more.  


“Our vibrant art scene is a main reason people love living in Dane County,” said County Executive Joe Parisi. “The event is intended to bring together our talented, local artists and our thriving business community. I am very excited about the future of Dane Arts and the work we hope to achieve.”


DABL 2016 will be held at the U.S. Bank Building on the Capitol Square. This is a private event and in order to attend, participants must register: https://dabl2016.splashthat.com/


The panel discussion “The Art of Business and the Business of Art” will feature Karen Michel, editor of Madison Magazine; Chris Taylor, State Representative for downtown Madison; Gregory St. Fort, Executive Director of 100state; and Eric Pennington, entrepreneur, art advocate and High Arbiter at Mourningstar Collective. The night will also include dance performances by F3T, music by New Nature Collective and a live painting demonstration by artist, Jaroslava Sobiskova. Sponsored in part by US Bank, Potter Lawson, The Great Dane Brew Pub, Vandewalle and Associates, Urban Land Interests, and the food and drink will be provided by local restaurants Merchant and Lucille.


Below is the schedule of events for the evening

4:00-5:00 PM Private viewing

5:00-9:00 PM Event open to all registered attendees

6:00-7:00 PM “The Art of Business and the Business of Art” panel discussion


Dane Arts’ DABL- in partnership with 100state and Madcity Bazaar- is working to provide greater opportunities for all visual artists to sell their work.


Media are invited to attend but must RSVP to: Miller.Stephanie@countyofdane.com