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Date of Release: 
Monday, June 1, 2009
Contact Info: 

Sheri Castelnuovo, Curator of Education
608.257.0158 x 227 or

Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information
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Art Cart Gears Up for Another Summer Season

On the Road Again!
Art Cart Gears Up for Another Summer Season

MADISON, WI--For the last 34 years, the Art Cart has traveled through the lazy days of summer to bring art to kids in Madison and Dane County. This popular outdoor art program hits the road again this June, July, and August, bringing art adventures to parks, playgrounds, and beaches throughout the area.
Two programs, Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA!, offer free art-making experiences to kids and their families. Participants are able to try their hand at art media from printmaking to painting. Both programs invite families to just drop by and join in the fun. This year, Art Cart is scheduled for more than 90 stops within the city of Madison, including nearly 20 evening programs for families with busy daytime schedules. 

Art Cart kicks off its season on June 18, traveling to parks, beaches, and playgrounds in Madison. Organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) and Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR), Art Cart runs through August 20, excluding 
July 3.
Art Cart EXTRA! takes the program to eleven additional communities on Saturdays. Art Cart EXTRA! is a program of MMoCA and will visit Black Earth, Cross Plains, DeForest, Fitchburg, Monona, Mount Horeb, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, and Waunakee. Two sites are visited each Saturday during the six-week program, which runs June 13 through July 25, excluding July 4. 
Activities offered by both programs are appropriate for kids 3 to 8 years old, although all ages are welcome. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Participants should “dress for a mess” in comfortable play clothes.
Advance registration is not necessary for either program. However, groups of eight or more are limited to one visit and asked to call the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (608.257.0158) at least one day in advance to ensure adequate supplies. 
Schedules and a map for Art Cart's 2009 summer season are available on the
To date, generous support for Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! has been provided by TDS Telecom; Alliant Energy Foundation; Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company; and the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission with additional funds from the American Girl's Fund for Children, the Evjue Foundation, and the Overture Foundation.

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