There were not enough hours in the day on Saturday. It was wall-to-wall people during 1:30 p.m. at the Art Fair on the Square, the annual fundraiser for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors over its 16-hour run. Ninja moves were needed to get from one display to another amidst the traditional counterclockwise migration of patrons.
What was to be found? Knitwear, pottery, photography, paintings and silver jewelry were the most prevalent kinds of booths on the square. Other tents included more unique items such as multimedia art, life-like human sculptures/busts, Rube Goldberg metal sculptures, and reptilian lawn fixings.
The blazing heat did not stop the fairgoers who found solace at the smoothie, roasted nut, brat and other food tents nestled between the tents. Along with various street musicians and henna tattoo artists, even those who didn't have room on their bikes for goods could enjoy the fun.
A photo gallery from the upscale yard sale is available at right.
Both Art Fair on the Square and the adjacent Art Fair off the Square run through 5 p.m. this afternoon.