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Date of Release: 
Friday, May 23, 2014
Contact Info: 

Erika Monroe-Kane, Director of Communications
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First Art Cart Appearance is Right Around the Corner

First Art Cart Appearance is Right Around the Corner

Bringing Creative Expression to Children Across Madison and Dane County

MADISON, WI—For nearly four decades, Art Cart has provided free hands-on art experiences to thousands of children in Madison. Expanded in 1998 to include Dane County residents, Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! now travel to more than 100 outdoor locations in 13 communities. With expert instruction and a relaxed approach, the program offers children and families a variety of opportunities for creative expression at area parks, playgrounds, and beaches.

“Our goal at MMoCA is to connect people of all ages with modern and contemporary art,” said Sheri Castelnuovo, curator of education at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA). “Engaging children with visual art and creative processes is important to their development. It is rewarding to see what they discover and how much they enjoy it.”

Art Cart EXTRA! takes place every Saturday from June 14 to July 26, excluding July 5. It will travel to the area communities of Black Earth, Cottage Grove, Cross Plains, DeForest, Fitchburg, McFarland, Monona, Mount Horeb, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, and Waunakee. Art Cart EXTRA! is a program of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

Art Cart occurs weekdays from June 19 through August 14. Art Cart is jointly sponsored by MMoCA and Madison School & Community Recreation.

Both programs offer projects for children ages three and above. A schedule and map are available online at; under 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 without pre-registration; however, organized summer camps and other childcare programs must pre-register by calling 608.204.3021.

Art Cart and Art Cart EXTRA! are generously supported by the Alliant Energy Foundation, the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, The Cummings Christensen Family Foundation, Culver’s Frozen Custard and Butterburgers, Shirley A. Kubly, Terry Haller, Madison South Rotary Foundation, Roman Candle and Fiskars Brands Inc.

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