Arts Committee

Overview

The Arts Committee recommends plans and policies to further the city's commitment to the promotion, creation, and maintenance of public art. The committee consists of eight citizen members, three of which whom will have a degree or professional background in art, architecture, or engineering, one alderperson, and one student. A map of the City's Public Art Collection can be found at this link

Arts Committee Meetings


Name Term Committee Position

Kendra Wochos 2021 - 2023           
Citizen 

Erin Summers 2021 - 2023
Citizen  
Vacant 2020 - 2022
Citizen
 
Meghan McCombs
2021 - 2023 Citizen

Molly McDermott 2020 - 2022 Citizen
 
Michael Freiman 2020 - 2022 Citizen  
Michelle Phillips 2021 - 2023 Citizen  
Maria Wood 2021 - 2023 Citizen  
Srija Katukam 2021 - 2022 Student  
Katy Nelson
 
 Common Council Member
 
Abby Attoun
 
Director of Planning and Community Development
 (608) 821-8370

CURRENT AND PAST CREATIVE PLACEMAKING INITIATIVES

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Artists in Middleton (AIM) Directory

Are you a Middleton artist interested in City of Middleton art opportunities? We are accepting artists to be included in the Artists in Middleton (AIM) Directory for 'Call for Artists,' as a creative resource, and for potential projects.  

Enter your information here:
https://www.cityofmiddleton.us/FormCenter/Planning-8/Artist-Directory-AIM-58

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Middleton Master Plan for Public Art and Design 

A Public Art and Design Program within the City of Middleton springs from the City’s 2006 Comprehensive Plan and from requirements of Section 2.29 of the City of Middleton Ordinance. This Program has been informed by ideas expressed by residents, city staff, elected officials, and young people. In 2021, the Arts Committee updated the plan through an addendum. 

See Public Art Plan here: Middleton Master Plan for Public Art and Design

See Public Art Plan addendum here: Middleton Public Art Master Plan Addendum

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Storm Drain Murals in Middleton

The water that enters these storm drains empties into Pheasant Branch carrying any trash and pollutants it runs across with it. There are 20 storm drain murals located around Dane County to help educate residents about stormwater runoff and how to Keep it Clean!

For a map of all the mural locations and to learn about simple actions you can take to protect our waters visit: www.ripple-effects.com/storm-drain-murals

Made possible by Dane Arts Mural Arts, Ripple Effects, Land & Water Resources Department 

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Starbucks Community Art 

The Middleton Public Arts Committee, in conjunction with Starbucks solicited graphic designs for artistic enhancements to windows at the Starbucks at 2620 Allen Boulevard in Middleton. The winning design was applied to the window using a high-performance vinyl expected to last for at least 7 years. Chosen 2017 artist was Emily James.

Invisible Work: In Visible Earth

North Parmenter now features a vibrant mural depicting layers of the earth, with the theme “making the invisible visible.” The design is produced by Dane Arts Mural Arts (DAMA) with Jenie Gao and Rhea Ewing serving as lead artists. Students from Clark Street Community School and the Middleton Youth Center, which was funded by the American Girl Fund for Children, Julann Jatczak and Mike Davis, Hallman Lindsay Paints, Meg Pekarske, Ron and Sheila Endres, Kye Richards, Lea Ziskind Conhaim and Rob Conhaim, Abigail Gage, Katy Nelson, Mark Opitz, Melody Shores, Meghan Mackey, and the Middleton Arts Committee. 

See students in creation phase:  https://daneartsmuralarts.org/middleton-salt-mural

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'Community Canvases', various artists, temporary display in 2014 & 2016 at the Stairwell Gallery at the Middleton Public Library.

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'Pheasant Branch Impressions I, II, III, IV', Josephine A. Geiger, 2009. Stained glass at the Middleton Police Station.

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'WARNING: Signs', various artists and authors from the Middleton High School, 2012. Graphic design and haiku signage along University Avenue at Parmenter Street, Bristol Street, and Park Street.

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'Self Made Man', Bobbie Carlyle. Bronze statue on Deming Way, south of Airport Road.

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'Quadrants', Randy Olson, 2016. Stainless steel, aluminum, and wood kinetic sculpture at Middleton Station Apartments.

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