The capital of Wisconsin has consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States, for its low cost of living, cleanliness, and overall good health. Madison is also a culturally bustling city, with many professional and community performing arts organizations, numerous art museums, and independent art studios and galleries.
The vibrant musical scene in Madison is well known in the Midwest, and it is home to a number of national artists, as well as a plethora of seasonal music festivals. The city also boasts a handful of buildings by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who spent much of his youth and student years here.
- Madison Arts Commission—Information on public art, exhibition spaces, links to local museums and art galleries, and more
- Isthmus—Great coverage of the Madison arts scene
- Madison Magazine—In addition to arts features, there is also an excellent calendar of arts & entertainment events taking place in the area