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 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.

Arts Committee Meetings


Name Term Committee Position
Julia Luedtke 2023 - 2025                     
Citizen
Elizabeth Winters 2023 - 2025
Citizen
Jolene Olson 2023 - 2025
Citizen
Meghan McCombs
2023 - 2025
Citizen, Vice-Chair
Elizabeth Brunning 2022 - 2024
Citizen
Lindsey Giese 2022 - 2024 Citizen
Michelle Phillips 2023 - 2025 Citizen, Chair
Sebastian Norback 2022 - 2024 Citizen
Srja Katukam 2023 - 2024 Student
Katy Nelson
 
 Common Council Member
Abby Attoun
 
Director of Planning and Community Development

CURRENT AND PAST CREATIVE PLACEMAKING INITIATIVES

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Artists in Middleton (AIM) Directory

Are you a City of Middleton artist interested in 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.  

Artists in Middleton Form

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Middleton Plan for Public Art and Design

The City of Middleton initially developed a Plan for Public Art and Design in 2009. In 2021, the City, under the recommendation of the Public Arts Committee, approved an addendum to the plan, which includes quick action goals for the City to pursue. 

See 2009 Public Art Plan here: Middleton Plan for Public Art and Design

See 2021 Public Art Plan Addendum here: Middleton Plan for Public Art and Design Addendum


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Storm Drain Murals in Middleton

The water that enters storm drains empties into Pheasant Branch Creek and the lake systems carrying trash, soil, and other pollutants with it. The Ripple Effects Storm Drain Mural Program helps 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 the Ripple Effects website

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 Mural at Middleton Operations Center

The Middleton Operations Center 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 helped to fabricate 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. 

Images of the Middleton Students Working on Invisible Work - In Visible Earth

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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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