Apr 7, 2009

Public Service Announcement: Vote YES for Garver Arts Incubator TODAY

Tyler Peterson & Kristof Wickman - Makeover (2004)

A city like Madison, with fiercely local visual artists and arts enthusasts, needs an arts incubator more than an Overture Center. Common Wealth Development (already champions of such valuable community projects as the Willy Street Fair, Madison Enterprise Center, youth employment and mentoring programs, and my favorite CWD gallery) has waded through years of public input to produce detailed plans of the concept. At this point, they must have asked all of us for our thoughts. And on the minds of most voters -- it will not be funded by city taxpayer dollars!

A community space like this is critical to the mission of this blog: supporting Madison artists and a broader arts dialogue. It will help bring creative minds out of their basements and into a historic landmark, facilitate a community of working artists and ideas, and allow the arts to flourish and contribute to the economy.

You can directly impact the future of the local arts today with a vote YES at your local polling place.

Read more about the project here.


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