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May 12, 2017 12:59 PM

Madison turned out in droves last night for the first in a series of three Madison Night Markets downtown. What a great event with plenty of music, including from members of the UW Marching Band, and local musicians as well. Dozens of food stands and carts, and lots of other vendors, from … [read more]

May 9, 2017 1:06 PM

This Thursday, May 11 marks the first of three Madison Night Markets to be held this summer. I look forward to being there to help kick things off at Lisa Link Peace Park, along with Bucky Badger, the UW Marching Band, dozens of merchants and hundreds of visitors. The Market, located along … [read more]

May 4, 2017 3:17 PM

Monona Terrace is proud to host the second annual Madison Maker Faire, a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. The event will take place in and outside of Monona Terrace and on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on … [read more]

April 3, 2017 12:18 PM

What an honor it was to present awards for the 2017 Youth Art Month at the State Capitol. I am thrilled that three pieces of art will be displayed in the Mayor’s Conference Room. The young artists who will be sharing their art with us are Madalyn Bates of Evergreen Elementary in Rothschild, … [read more]

February 16, 2017 9:12 AM

Madisonians, check out the 2017 Bus Lines Bilingual Poetry Contest. Your writings could appear on Madison Metro promotional materials, or even on the exterior of a bus! Metro Transit and Madison’s Poet Laureate invite you to send short poems, haiku, prose poems, or excerpts from longer poems, … [read more]

December 9, 2016 3:19 PM

Mayor's Office staff was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the final touches of MUNICIPAL, the art exhibition! Below, a local artist demonstrates the process and explains her vision to them. Presented by The Bubbler at Madison Public Library along with support from many others, … [read more]

December 2, 2016 11:10 AM

We have been working on the concept of Placemaking in the City for a few years now and I am delighted that City staff from the Bubbler at the Madison Public Library have joined forces with our City Art's Coordinator, Engineering Staff overseeing the renovation of the Madison Municipal … [read more]

November 16, 2016 3:17 PM

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Otis Redding, Henrique Nardi, a Brazilian-born Madison artist, along with artists Cyla Costa and Jackson Alves, created a mural honoring the legacy of the musician. The mural reads “Try a Little Tenderness,” one of Redding’s songs, in … [read more]

February 12, 2016 4:59 PM

I encourage anyone interested to apply for City of Madison funds for Madison artists and non-profit organizations through the Madison Arts Commission's annual grant programs. The updated guidelines and applications for 2016 are now published on MAC’s … [read more]

September 11, 2015 8:31 AM

The next event at the “Top of State” is coming up on September 17th! In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the event joining the usual MadCity Bazaar Pop-Up Market will be the Artists with Disabilities Showcase! The showcase, a result of the partnership with … [read more]

August 14, 2015 10:12 AM

If you have been around the Sherman Neighborhood lately you may have noticed some new yard art! The new additions are a product of the City of Madison Neighborhood Grant Program and have come to be called the Sherman Art Project. The art was created by neighborhood residents with the assistance … [read more]

July 10, 2015 3:42 PM

Take a look at the photo of Thursday evening's Concerts on the Rooftop event at Monona Terrace. What a beautiful night for a gathering with friends and music! For more information on events featured on this incredible facility, check out their website. [read more]

June 25, 2015 11:40 AM

You may have noticed something new along Verona Road in the Allied and Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood. Local artist Elizabeth Doyle has created a new public art project in the form of mosaics! This project is entirely unique as it features representations of neighborhood residents. Elizabeth … [read more]

June 22, 2015 11:28 AM

Make Music Madison a great way to spend the Summer Solstice! You could hear bands in a front yard, in many Madison Parks, in front of businesses, at Monona Terrace, at the Edgewater, on the shores of Lake Wingra, on street corners and in many other locations throughout the City! The event … [read more]

June 19, 2015 1:57 PM

Make Music Madison It is a one-day, citywide, free day of music and it is a great way to celebrate our community, to spend time with family and friends, to support local musicians and this year, a great way to celebrate Father's Day! You can learn more about the day by checking out their … [read more]

June 18, 2015 12:01 PM

I encourage all Madison area residents to join in the upcoming Juneteenth Celebration this weekend. Although the original Juneteenth was celebrated in Texas 150 years ago, the Madison tradition began here in the early 1990's. Annie Weatherby-Flowers, a dedicated City of Madison employee has been … [read more]

October 21, 2014 8:40 AM

Recently I was pleased to head over to Lincoln Elementary School with Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham, Overture President/CEO Ted DeDee, and Kennedy Center Vice President for Education Darrell Ayres to discuss the findings on the Any Given Child program and kick off phase two of the project. … [read more]

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