Date & Time: 
Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Olbrich Park Beach
3527 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53714

Opening Ceremony for 'How Lovely Are Thy Branches' Labyrinth, a Temporary Art Installation

How Lovely Are They Branches is an 89-foot diameter temporary walking Labyrinth constructed from recycled holiday tree branches.  How Lovely Are Thy Branches was conceived, designed, and facilitated by local Madison artist, Lillian Sizemore.  This project was commissioned by Madison Arts Commission Blink program. 

The opening ceremony will have a special "glowing" hoop performance by  Madison Circus Space members to open and energize the labyrinth.  The public is invited to bring a light (no open flames are allowed).  The Taco Local food truck will be at opening day selling snacks, soups and warm drinks.  Kite Aerial Photographer, Craig Wilson, will be documenting the opening ceremony from the air.

The project 'How Lovely Are Thy Branches’ Labyrinth offers the opportunity to get outdoors, into nature, and amongst community, to carry on the goodwill and festive atmosphere after the holidays! The project will emphasize the life cycle of the humble Christmas tree.  Open and free to all, the public will be invited to walk amongst fragrant pine boughs, for about one month, from late Jan. through Feb. 2022.

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Madison Parks are open from 4am-10pm daily.

Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: No
Pre-Registration?: No
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: No