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Arts & Culture

In Dane County, The Arts Mean Business, and Jobs!

The amount of money that nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Dane County — and their audiences — poured into the local economy in 2010 was nearly double that of many other communities of comparable size (read more).

For me information, please visit the Dane Arts page at

Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission

The Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, a unique governmental arts, culture and historical agency, long regarded as "one of the nation's models," is well-known for its successful grant program and publication of award-winning books, art posters, and art calendars celebrating Dane County's cultural and historical life.

Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
Room 421, City-County Building
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Madison, WI 53703
Contact: Mark J. Fraire, Director

Performing Arts

Bartell Community Theater

Broom Street Theater

Forward Theatre

Madison Opera

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Overture Center for the Arts

Stoughton Opera House

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

Wisconsin Union Theatre

Museums & Galleries

Chazen Museum of Art

Madison Children's Museum

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA)

UW Geology Museum

Wisconsin Historical Museum

Wisconsin Veteran's Museum