Dane Arts Mural Arts (DAMA) is a new public art program by Dane Arts that trains local artists to become community artists who use mural-making to beautify neighborhoods and make a difference in the lives of youth.
DAMA empowers artists, neighborhoods and youth to become change agents, collaborating on projects which physically and socially improve communities.
Seven new murals were created in 2015 - our first year. These mural projects focused on under-resourced urban and rural communities throughout Dane County. Join us as we impact more Dane County citizens in 2016!
Local artists learn the process of creating community murals. They use art as a tool to make a difference in the lives of Dane County citizens.
Artists work with community volunteers to physically and socially shape their neighborhoods through the creation of meaningful works of art.
Youth learn mural-making, job-readiness and portfolio development skills, while making major contributions to their communities.
DAMA's first official mural is complete at the Zion City Community Outreach Center in South Madison. The Zion City mural painting was facilitated by DAMA Director Sharon Kilfoy and lead artist Lavie Raven from Chicago, joined by Emida Roller, Alicia Rheal, and five talented muralists from Arizona!
Click here to read our blog on DAMA's launch!
Sauk Trail Elementary School, Middleton, WI. With the Clark Street Community School, Middleton. Sponsored in part by Madison Community Foundation, Hallman Lindsay, and the P.T.O.