Wisconsin artists gather at Agora Art Fair

FITCHBURG, Wis. (WMTV) -- More than 100 artists from around the state showcased their work at the Agora Art Fair.

The 11th annual fair in Fitchburg featured jewelry, pottery, paintings and more. A Chicago graffiti artist made a special appearance, painting on a wall live for the audience.

Steven Leverentz, the event coordinator, said what started as a simple idea almost a decade ago has gained more traction outside the nearby communities.

“One of the things that seems to be surprising quite a few people is how far people have traveled to come to this art fair,” Leverentz said. “We’ve already been talking to people from Chicago, Minneapolis [and] Green Bay.”

He added that a fair like this gives local artists an outlet to share with the public the stories behind their work.