The Village

Demonstration Village

200 years of Hoosier history is being celebrated throughout the state of Indiana this year. The Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art is no exception and plans to celebrate the bicentennial by taking their visitors “behind the scenes” at the Chautauqua’s Demonstration Village. The village is an officially endorsed Legacy Project and will feature artisans presenting their techniques that will range from tried and true methods used for years to more modern approaches. Blacksmithing, woodturning, and chainsaw sculpture are just a few of the art forms that attendees will have the opportunity to witness.

All of this combined with the Madison Chautauqua’s juried artists and craftsmen, musical performers, and delicious food, promises to be a one of a kind event that should not be missed.

The Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art will be held on September 24 and 25, 2016 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.


Native American culture

Madison Chautauqua is proud to showcase Native American culture by hosting a group of Miami who will be setting up wigwams as well as demonstrating traditional crafts. Native American dancers will also be performing and are sure to be a crowd favorite.


Wood Turning

Wood Turning




Madison Apothecary

Sponsor of the Demonstration Village