Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art
September 24 @ 10:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm
On the last full weekend of September each year, Madison’s National Landmark Historic District welcomes thousands of visitors during the two-day Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art. Come and experience Southern Indiana’s premier outdoor juried arts & crafts festival featuring approximately 175 exhibitors. This festival is free to the public and designed for the whole family to enjoy.
In addition to the fine artists and craftsmen showcasing their handmade work, the festival features continuous live entertainment, a riverfront food fest, kid’s activities, and an entertainment garden with local craft beer and wine available.
Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art is a non-profit organization operating under the umbrella of Visit Madison, Inc. For the last 50 years, a committee of volunteers and coordinators have worked hard to ensure this festival has something for everyone. Along with them, hundreds of volunteers, City of Madison employees and the Mayor of Madison work together to make the entire Chautauqua weekend a success.
On the last full weekend in September of each year, thousands of visitors journey to Madison, Indiana for Southern Indiana’s premier outdoor juried arts and crafts festival, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art. This festival is free to the public and designed for the whole family to enjoy.
Nestled among the tree lined streets of Madison’s National Landmark Historic District, 175 arts and craftspeople showcase their paintings, drawings, sculptures, wood carvings, baskets, jewelry, glass, textiles, pottery, artisan foods, soaps, leather, and more. No matter what your budget is, you can find something at the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art.
Along the Ohio River between Broadway and Vine Street, there is more than art to be found as well. For the last 50 years, a committee of volunteers has worked hard to ensure this festival has something for everyone.
When you come down to enjoy the festival, don’t forget to bring your appetite. Attendees can grab a wide variety of festival foods or delicious treats from one of the more than 20 vendors at the Riverfront FoodFest. After you grab your meal, find a shady spot at one of our picnic tables along the Ohio river and watch the boats go by.