Arts Committee

Public Art Projects in Middleton

'Out of the Shell', Beverly Stucker-Precious, (proposed). Stainless steel and dichroic glass at the Parmenter roundabout.

Out of the Shell Mockup

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


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


'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.


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

Self Made Man

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


Arts Committee Meetings

Name Term Committee Position
Address Phone Number
Kye Richards, Citizen 2017 - 2019
(608) 572-4314
Rob Conhaim, Citizen
2017 - 2019
(608) 831-9131
Meghan Thumm Mackey, Citizen
2017 - 2019
Annette Knapstein, Citizen
2018 - 2020
3423 Conservancy Lane, Middleton, WI  53562
(608) 831-9493
Phil Nelson, Citizen
2017 - 2019
 Vice Chair
Meghan McCombs, Citizen
2017 - 2019
1912 Middleton St, Middleton, WI  53562
(608) 438-4285
Karisa Johnson, Citizen
2018 - 2020
6740 Ramsey Rd., Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-9630
Michael Freiman, Citizen 2018 - 2020   3213 Highland Ct., Middleton, WI  53562 (608) 695-0138
Emily Kuhn, Alderman
Rhiannon Gurley, Staff 2018-
Arts-Based Community Development Coordinator   608-821-8343
Abby Attoun, Staff
Director of Community Development


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 nine citizen members, three of which whom will have a degree or professional background in art, architecture, or engineering, one alderperson, and one city staff.
Current Projects

Out of the Shell Sculpture at the Parmenter Roundabout
The Arts Committee is in the process of fundraising for the Parmenter roundabout sculpture project, "Out of the Shell" by artist Beverly Stucker-Precious. The process of selecting the "Out of the Shell" design began in 2009 when the Middleton City Council released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to regional artists. Eighteen sets of qualifications were received and the Public Arts Committee narrowed it down to four artists, from whom site-specific proposals were requested. The finalists' proposals were put on display at the Middleton Public Library for a period of two weeks and public comments were received. Overwhelmingly (54%), the commenters preferred Beverly Stucker-Precious' proposal for "Out of the Shell." If you are interested in contributing to this project, please visit:
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Out of the Shell Dichroic Glass Sample
Out of the Shell Artist's Statement


Call for Artists: 

Pro·Ject Middleton Activates Hubbard Avenue with Projected Art

Pro·Ject Middleton is a new art projection series presented by the City of Middleton and curated by the Middleton Arts Committee that activates an unused public space while surprising and delighting downtown visitors. Over Spring Hubbard Avenue will come alive with unique “exhibitions” displaying artistic expression from around the region.  

Venue: Art will be displayed on the 12 blank panels adorning front facade of the Middleton Senior Center, 7448 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI.
Date: Displayed daily from March 29 through May 18, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Featured Artists March 29 - April 17 are: Jenie Gao, Alex Haunty, Theresa Kim, Michael Knapstein, JJ D'Onofrio, Samantha Russo, Selia Salzsieder, Xizhou Xie, Joan Zieger

Featured Artists from ETC April 18 - May 5 are: Andrew Ricks, Annette Lamont, Ben Rodgers, Brianna Moczynski, Brooke Berg, Bryn Griffiths, Elizabeth Gilliland, Erin Ruppert, Gwen Childs, Jacky Bolton, Jamie Seidel, Jay Bailey, Kallista Fischer, Kim Pauley, Lily Chang, Liz Rathke, Lori Anderson, Lynn Jegerlehner, Mark Hayes, Marshall Ekleberry, MaryJane Weist, Mickey Henry, Shani Dorner, Tim Peterson

Featured Artists participating in Art Walk Middleton May 9 - May 18 are: Coming soon

Made possible by the Arts Committee of City of Middleton, Meg McCombs Graphic Design, Electronic Theatre Controls, Hubbard Avenue Diner and Bakery, and the Middleton Senior Center.

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Middleton Master Plan for Public Art and Design 2009-2020

Use Map to Find the 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:

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

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Starbucks Community Art Initiative Proposal

North Parmenter will soon feature 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 have fabricated phase 1 of the mural, which was funded by the American Girl Fund for Children, Julann Jatczak and Mike Davis, Hallman Lindsay Paints and Meg Pekarske, and the Middleton Arts Committee. DAMA needs your help to get phase 2 “off the ground,” so to speak.
See students in creation phase:  🎨


ART WALK MIDDLETON  is a one-day festival featuring the works of fine artists in a variety of media for show and sale on May 18, 10am-4pm. There will be art demonstrations and music in the vibrant downtown Middleton, featuring locally-owned restaurants and boutique retailers.
You may direct your questions to Rhiannon Gurley at 

Volunteer Application:
See list of participating artists and businesses: