Gallery Night

October 4, 2019

Two older women look at a painting by Aurora Mendez.

Gallery Night, presented by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, is a Madison-wide event in which participating businesses showcase art and invite the public in to see their spaces. Since the Council’s first Gallery Night event in 2011, we take the opportunity to exhibit art created by artists who are blind or visually impaired. The Council’s accessible exhibit features works created by artists who are blind or visually impaired.

An artists’ opening reception takes place from 5–8 p.m. at the Council office at 754 Williamson Street. A gallery talk will begin around 6 p.m. with some artists available afterward to discuss their art and answer questions. A musical artist with a visual impairment provides entertainment throughout the evening, and  complimentary refreshments will be served.

After each Gallery Night, the exhibit is open to the public for six weeks. Hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment for a personal guided tour by calling 608-255-1166. Groups are encouraged to attend. All are welcome.

A group of eight pieces of artwork up on a wall

“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

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 always looking for wonderful new artists to promote. Submit photos of your work by Thursday, August 15 using the link below.



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