Madison Municipal Building Grand Opening - An Invitation to Celebrate

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 4:10pm

Join Mayor Paul Soglin, dozens of City employees and hundreds of your friend and neighbors for Municipal Restored, the grand opening celebration for the historically renovated Madison Municipal Building to be held on Saturday, December 8th.

"This building renovation is the result of years of study and planning and investing in our future while preserving history," said Mayor Soglin. "Community members are invited to walk through halls steeped in history and see how this beautiful facility has been restored and prepared for the future."

The celebration begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. From 12:00 to 12:30, Mayor Soglin will be joined by Madison Poet Laureate Oscar Mireles for a building dedication ceremony.

Throughout the day, free musical performances, events and displays are scheduled to take place. Behind-the-scenes-tours include a walk through a space that was originally part of a private passage way for judges from the Judge’s Chambers to the Jury Deliberation Room now reconfigured as a catering kitchen. Enjoy tiny bites from a variety of local caterers beginning at 11 a.m. and changing every 45 minutes.

"This day promises to be family-friendly event made special by talented community performers and artists. It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy all that downtown Madison has to offer," said Mayor Soglin.

Performances and exhibits throughout the day include:
Performances by:

  •  Liz Sexe, fall up stairs 1:45; 2:45; 3:45
  •  Rob Dz – DJ 11:00-12:00
  •  Corey Matthew Hart – Songwriter 12:30-1:15
  •  Homemade – Hip Hop 1:15-1:45
  •  Zander Anim - Songwriter 1:45-2:30
  •  Soood and The Pro – Hip Hop 2:30-3:00
  •  Craig Baumann – Songwriter 3:00-3:30
  •  Eli Blakely – Hip Hop 3:30-4:00

Artists work displayed throughout the building:

  •  Zane Williams
  •  Derrick Buisch
  •  Pranav Sood
  •  Daniella Willet-Rabin
  •  Katherine Rosing
  •  Kelly Parks Snider
  •  Faisal Abdu’ Allah
  •  Romano Johnson
  •  Craig Wilson
  •  Tom Jones
  •  Pete Hodapp
  •  Michael Duffy
  •  Marian Kane
  •  Aris Georgiades

Video Art in conference rooms throughout the building by:

  •  Emma Pryde, Sleepercells 1, 2, & 3
  •  Rebecca Kautz, Throwing My Weight Around
  •  Max & Simone's, Loving you to Death Video Art
  •  Erin Granat / Elizabeth Wadium, Elemental, Video Art looped in w/animation by Erik Nelson, Forest Products
  •  Eric Gunnison, Short Films
  •  Teen Academy videos from the Bubbler
  •  Crestwood Students / Reneé Earley - Stop Animations


Screen Printing by the Bubbler

Food Carts in front of MMB on MLK Jr Blvd:

  •  Caracas Empanadas
  •  Caracas Arepas

Local Caterers offering tiny bites out of the MMB Catering Kitchen:

  •  Little John’s 11:00-11:45
  •  Bunky’s Catering 12:00-12:45
  •  Slide Food Cart & Beyond Catering 1:00-1:45
  •  Melly Mel’s Deli & Catering 2:00-2:45
  •  The Looking Glass Bakery and Catering 3:00-3:45

Contacts

  • Katie Crawley608-266-4611