Regular viewers of these editorials know of our support for the Dane Buy Local organization and its efforts to promote local businesses and products. The same viewers also know of our support for the arts and its essential role in our communities, our economy and our lives. So how could we not love the Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market? We could not not love it.

The market is Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1 South Pinckney Street. It's a partnership of Dane Arts, 100state and Madcity Bazaar and an opportunity to see local art, meet the artists, mingle and enjoy a panel discussion, The Arts of Business and the Business of Art, including Madison Magazine editor Karen Lincoln Michel.

Local arts have a profound economic and cultural community impact on Dane County. We love that Dane Arts Buy Local Night Market highlights that impact.