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 Winter 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 December 2018 through April 2019 at dusk to 11:00 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
Deadline: Artists are to review submission guidelines here Deadline to submit is January 13, 2019 or until collection received enough various art.

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

SAVE THE DATE: ART WALK MIDDLETON  is a free, one-day event featuring the works of fine artists
in a variety of media for show and sale. Will be seeking artists, businesses and volunteers in January 2019.