Up and down State Street, and throughout downtown, artists and creators have used plywood boards covering storefronts as canvases for their work. The boards were erected after widespread vandalism and theft struck downtown last Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, following protests against police brutality. View this post on Instagram A post shared by WORT […]
Karin Wolf, who oversees the City of Madison’s arts grant programs as an arts administrator, wrote in the latest issue of Our Lives Magazine about the tension between rigid city rules and the unsanctioned spontaneity of street art. Wolf’s story also previews the Momentum Urban Arts Fest, taking place August 24 and organized by Momentum […]
The Hermina Street alley behind the Madison East Shopping Center has always had a scruffy, unwelcoming, maybe even downright unsavory appearance. Plain brick walls, dumpsters, locked back doors to the shops in the strip mall, it’s not a very welcoming place, Most residents and shoppers never knew it existed, and those who did, often hurried […]
In our latest audio edition of a Tone Madison story, Chris Lay reads aloud Reid Kurkerewicz’s recent reflection on the state of public art in Madison, which also featured a bunch of great photos by Molly Wallace. After a few weeks of more current articles being added to the feed, we’re going to transition the feature […]
If you’ve headed down East Washington Avenue toward the Capitol lately, you’ve likely seen a new mural proclaiming “you are beautiful.” It’s on the side of art space and venue Art In. Behind that colorful lettering and the friendly sentiment is a local effort that aims to empower marginalized youth, especially queer and transgender youth, […]
MADISON (WORT) — Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is authorizing the publicly commissioned Philosopher’s Grove art installation to be removed. Soglin says the concentration of homeless people and others are to blame for frequent lawbreaking. Dylan Brogan reports.