Gallery Night

Artwork by Wisconsinites who are blind or visually impaired

2022 Gallery Night
Friday, November 4, 2022
5 – 8 p.m.
In-person event at 754 Williamson St., Madison

Two older women look at a painting at Gallery Night

Please join us on Friday, November 4 for a celebration of art created by individuals with vision loss. This year, we are featuring the work of eight artists from across Wisconsin working in a range of media, including acrylic and watercolor paint, pen and ink drawing, digital illustration and woodworking.

After two years of virtual-only Gallery Night events, we are delighted to be returning to an in-person format. Many of the pieces on display will be available for purchase both at the event (with option to pick-up later) and through our online virtual gallery.

During the event, there will be a program at which the artists will have the opportunity to talk about their inspirations and describe their creative process. In addition, our access technology classroom will be open for demonstrations of some of the adaptive techniques artists with vision loss may use. The Sharper Vision Store will also be open for browsing and purchases.

Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

In 2022, we are featuring the work of eight artists from around Wisconsin, working in a variety of formats. 

A group of eight pieces of artwork up on a wall

And please visit the virtual gallery, which will be live on this website shortly before the event. Meanwhile, we invite you to watch the recorded 2020 Gallery Night event and view the work that was featured in last year’s virtual exhibit.

A group of eight pieces of artwork up on a wall

Be part of gallery night

Are you a person with a visual impairment who creates art, or know someone who is? Let us know! We are looking for artists to feature at Fall Gallery Night 2022, scheduled for Friday, November 4. Submit photos of your work by August 15, 2022 using the link below.

Artwork From Previous Years

“I believe my visual impairment modifies my art. Our job as artists is to take a feeling or experience and share that with the world in a creative way. My visual impairment gives me a unique perspective to share, and I’m glad people who came to Gallery Night at the Council got to share in that experience.”

Rosemarie Fortney
Artist – Milwaukee, WI