It has been a little over a year now since Dane Arts agreed to take me on as a partner in creating a county-wide mural program - and what a year it has been!

Our goals in establishing DAMA are:

·         To train as many artists as possible to be community artists

·         To beautify as many communities as possible through high-quality public art

·         To positively affect as many lives as possible, especially youth.

During 2015 we created:

·         Two interior murals at the Boys & Girls Club - 2001 Taft St, Madison  

·         Interior mural at Sherman Middle School – 1610 Ruskin St, Madison

·         Exterior painted mural & mosaic mural at Zion City  - 1317Applegate Rd, Madison

·         Exterior garden shed mural at Centro Hispano - 810 W Badger Rd, Madison

·         Exterior painted mural, mosaic mural & pavement painting at the Social Justice Center - 1202 Willy St

·         Exterior mural at Angell Park - 1717 N Bristol Av, Sun Prairie

·         Exterior mural at the Hoyt building  - 3802 Regent St, Madison

We worked with tons of young people, lots of volunteers and many community partners. During 2016, we will work to build the infrastructure that will enable DAMA to become a viable program happily housed within county government for many years to come.

We are eternally grateful for all the support we have received – financial and otherwise. Without you- sharing this vision with us - none of this transformative work could happen.

Thank you!

Sharon Kilfoy

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