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Date of Release: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Contact Info: 

Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information 
608.257.0158 x 237 or

Sheri Castelnuovo, Curator of Education
608.257.0158 x 227 or

Art Cart Rides Again

Art Cart Rides Again 
Bringing Summer Fun to Children 

High-resolution images available upon request.

MADISON, WI —­Kids take note! The popular mobile art programs Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA!will be on the road again this summer. For 36 years, the Art Cart van has brought hands-on projects to children throughout Madison and Dane County. As always, expert art instruction and a relaxed attitude are key components of these free programs. Projects often incorporate natural materials or take advantage of outdoor settings, as the van travels to parks, playgrounds, and beaches where children and families gather.

Art Cart EXTRA! will travel to the area communities of Black Earth, Cottage Grove, Cross Plains, DeForest, Fitchburg, Lake Mills, McFarland, Mount Horeb, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Waunakee beginning Saturday, June 16. Art Cart EXTRA! is a program of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

Art Cart will begin making rounds in Madison on June 18. Art Cart is jointly sponsored by MMoCA and Madison School & Community Recreation.

Both programs offer projects for children ages three and above. Families who see the familiar white van with monkeys on the side can just drop by to join in the fun. A schedule and map are also available online at; click Programs and Events/Children’s Programs.

Participation in Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! is free. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Families may participate in either program without pre-registration; however, organized summer camps and other childcare programs must pre-register by calling 608.257.0158 x 227.

Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! are generously supported by the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company; the Cummings Christensen Family Foundation; Culver’s Frozen Custard and Butterburgers; Terry Haller, and Madison South Rotary Foundation.

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