Madison Mural Alley Opening Celebration and Food Pocket Garden Demonstration

August 8, 2018 1:36 PM

Mural Alley

Behind the Madison East Shopping Center, 2707 E Washington Avenue

August 13, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm

In celebration of Madison's new Mural Alley, the community is invited to come together to celebrate the five murals now gracing the alleys behind the Madison East Shopping Center.  Come view the murals and meet the mural artists and collaborators, dine at one of the local food carts operating out of Christine's Kitchen (2817 E. Washington), check out a demonstration Food Pocket Garden and more about participating in community gardening, and enjoy local music performed by Madison teens. Free & Open to the public. A limited number of food cart vouchers will be available for neighborhood residents who need them, thanks to a donation from the Madison East Shopping Center!

Madison Mural Alley Opening Celebration

This project was an outgrowth of Darbo-Worthington neighbors coming together to activate the back of the shopping center and Hermina Street.  With the support of the property-owners, Madison Arts Commission and The Bubbler at Madison Public Library collaborated with five artists and local teens to create "mural alley" -  a display of inspiring, colorful, and creative works from our youth.  Please share this event on your Facebook so we can get the word out.

Food Pocket Garden Demo

While you are at the event, check out a demo of a Food Pocket Garden at the Mural Alley Opening too! Gardens Network is excited to unveil the raised bed garden, planted with seasonal vegetables. Mini workshops on horticultural techniques for raised bed gardening will be offered in September and October at Hawthorne Library. Funding to get these gardens 'off the ground' is available if a 6-8 resident core group establishes by the end of September.  Come and see the demo at the Hawthorne Library and sign-up to be a Darbo-Worthington Pocket Gardener or email at  or call 608-310-8847.

Placemaking in Madison

A LET'S DO BETTER TOGETHER film screening and panel discussion previews the mural opening at Hawthorne Library community room from 5-6:30 pm. Watch a premier screening of Civic Art: Four Stories from South Los Angeles, followed by a panel discussion with artist Sara Daleiden, the film's producer; Heather Stouder, City of Madison Planning Director; Gregory Mickells, Library Director; and Greg Rice and John Brigham, owners of the East Madison Shopping Center.  This program will give community members the opportunity to begin a dialogue about how Madison could facilitate more community-engaged art for a healthier and happier city. Space for this free event is limited; please email

if you are interested in participating.


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