Exhibition Space


We have the Minority Affairs Committee to thank for creating this prominent exhibition space. In 1993 Milele Chikasa Anana, who started the Minority Affairs Committee when she was Affirmative Action Director (1975-79), had the idea of utilizing the heavily trafficked lobby space in the Madison Municipal Building Lobby for temporary exhibitions recognizing Black History Month. Ms. Anana's idea proved to be a popular one, and soon other groups and individuals requested use of the lobby galleries.

Thus ARTspace was conceived, and the administration of the municipal building gallery space was assumed by the Madison Arts Commission (then CitiArts). The Minority Affairs Committee still utilizes the lobby of the Madison Municipal Building for their annual exhibition every year during January and February. Every fall, applications for the remaining months of the next calendar year are considered by an exhibition sub-committee of the Madison Arts Commission. The ARTSpace program has served a multitude of Madison area organizations and artists who wish to exhibit their work in an accessible municipal space. The ARTSpace program now includes exhibition space in the Mayor's conference room as well.

Madison Municipal Building ARTspace

The ARTspace is a public gallery in the Madison Municipal Building on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. These spaces offers artists from the greater Madison area a chance to display their work for a two-month period in a highly visible area. Until the Municipal Building renovations are complete, Exhibition Space will be on the second floor, outside of room 260.

Mayor's Hallway ARTSpace

MAC is pleased to present this new opportunity to local artists. Mayor Paul Soglin, in collaboration with the Madison Arts Commission, has made the Mayor's Hallway available for semi-annual exhibits. The Mayor's Conference Room, located within the Mayor's Hallway in the City-County Building, is host to hundreds of meetings each year. This opportunity provides Madison artists with the chance to exhibit work in a highly utilized city space.

Last Updated: 10/09/2015