Philip Salamone: Set same standards for arts as we do for food and beer

Philip Salamone: Set same standards for arts as we do for food and beer

Madison places a lot of emphasis on buying local, and this is very evident in both restaurants' and the public's enthusiasm for buying locally sourced food and regional microbrews. People and restaurants are more than willing to pay extra money to have food or beer that is of a higher quality, made locally, and that supports a fair wage.

I would love to see that same enthusiasm among restaurants, hotels, and the public for purchasing local artwork, furniture, and ceramics. Just as it is unacceptable now for a restaurant to serve only, say, Miller Lite and Bud Light on tap, I would love to see that same public pressure against furniture from Scandinavia and walls adorned with mirrors.

The art of the sale: Madison's art scene finds new ways to connect with businesses and collectors

The art of the sale: Madison's art scene finds new ways to connect with businesses and collectors

“For the commission pieces, people who are going to be spending $10,000 on a piece of art want to make sure you know how to work with subcontractors and can get it done on time and on budget,” Westfall said.

Westfall has gotten commissions through Dane Arts Buy Local, including one from the software company WIDEN to make a rendering of the Milwaukee skyline in glass, metal and willow branches.

Dane Arts Buy Local to host third annual night market event

Dane Arts Buy Local to host third annual night market event

Mark Fraire, Director of Cultural Affairs for Dane Arts, emphasized the value of supporting the art and culture industry in Dane County. In 2015, the industry generated $249.9 million in economic activity for the region, Fraire said.

Editorial: The art of business and the business of art

Editorial: The art of business and the business of art

Thursday is the annual Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market event at the U.S. Bank building downtown. Thirty-two artists were selected as vendors and there will be a panel discussion with five local leaders from the music industry talking about the importance of the relationship that is the event's theme: "The Art of Business and the Business of Art."

COLLECTIVE APPEAL (pg. 16)

COLLECTIVE APPEAL (pg. 16)

Enjoy an evening of artistic merriment at the 2017 Dane Arts/Buy Local Night Market. The annual event curated by Dane Arts provides painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers a venue to directly connect with patrons and show off their talent to the city at large. This year’s event features dozens of local artists, including Jenie Gao, Christy Grace, Helen Klebesadel and Barbara Westfall. Come ready to shop, mingle and embrace Madison’s thriving arts scene. Oct. 12. US Bank, Downtown Madison.

Dane County Executive Parisi Announces Return of Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market

Dane County Executive Parisi Announces Return of Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market

The panel discussion “The Art of Business and the Business of Art” will focus on the growing local music industry. Panelists for the event will include Larry Frank from Frank Productions, Cathy Dethmers-O’Brien formerly from Hi-Noon Saloon, Grammy winning drummer Joey Banks, recording artist Zhalarina Saunders from the JVN Project, and Beth Kille from the MAMAs and the Beth Kille band.

Dane Arts Announces Classes Offered This Fall Aimed At Helping Artists

Dane Arts Announces Classes Offered This Fall Aimed At Helping Artists

Dane Arts will be offering classes every Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. in September for artists looking to increase their business skills. The classes coincide with training offered to artist selected to participate in the Dane Arts By Local Night Market on October 13th. 

Beautiful mission

Beautiful mission

“Art on a mission” might be a cliché, but Mark Fraire makes it fresh and relevant...Several new initiatives involve reaching out to the community. One program connects patrons and businesses with local artists, building on the “buy local” movement.

Mark Fraire and Dane Arts Are Putting Art in  Dane County Communities

Mark Fraire and Dane Arts Are Putting Art in Dane County Communities

It’s like a craft fair, an arts fair on the square only we took it to a night time location with music and dance and a DJ, food and drink and visual artists. And we invited all businesses we could contact to come to this directly for the purpose of buying art from local artists. We have ‘Buy Local Farming’ and ‘Buy Local Products.’ I say ‘Buy Local Art.’ 

Dane Arts Holds Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market

Dane Arts Holds Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market

Today, Dane Arts announced its first ever Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market at the US Bank Building on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 4:00-9:00 p.m.  The event will connect local artists and businesses to facilitate sales and commissions of original artwork from Dane County artists.

Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market looks at business of art

Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market looks at business of art

The first ever Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market will be held at the US Bank Building, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 from 4 to 9 p.m. The evening will feature 27 local artists work, a panel on the business of art featuring five Dane County business leaders, and will take place at US Bank on the Capitol Square.