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The Madison Square Center for the Arts celebrates arts education and cultural programming in the heart of downtown Madison. At this time, the building is under renovation so classes and performances are limited.

The center is located at 2103 Main Street and is a landmark in the city. The building was constructed in 1910 as the community’s school and served generations of schoolchildren for a century. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The arts center grounds anchored by Madison’s well-known Red Caboose are home to community events like Swing into Summer each May and the Scarecrow Festival in October. The grounds are also the home of the Downtown Madison Farmers Market each Tuesday during the summer growing season.

Center for the Arts



The Madison Square Center for the Arts will be under renovation in the near future. Therefore, we have limited classes and are not taking any new tenants. We look forward to a bright future after construction is completed and appreciate your patience during this time.

Class Offerings

No Class Offerings Currently Scheduled

Upcoming Events/Camps

2024 Summer Arts Camp

July 8th -20th

Daily Schedule

No Daily Events Currently Scheduled


For information on classes currently being taught, call:

DeAnna Backel

Lessons in in acrylics, watercolors, oil, mixed media, drawing, and pastels.

Terri Cribb

Lessons in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, pastels, murals and custom painting. Lessons for adults and children.