Municipal: One day event celebrates Madison’s history and arts on December 10, 11am-6pm
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 3:33pm
The Bubbler at Madison Public Library presents MUNICIPAL, a one-day pop-up celebration of the Madison Municipal Building on the eve of its renovation. The free, family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, December 10, 11am-6pm, at the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
MUNICIPAL will celebrate the building’s history and highlight the many artists working in the city of Madison and the surrounding areas. Over 100 local artists are participating in this one-of-a-kind event featuring visual art, performances, hands-on activities and live music. Visitors can expect to experience the historic space in a new and innovative way.
The Madison Municipal Building was designed and constructed from 1927-1929. It is one of Madison’s finest examples of the neo-classical revival style. It served as the U. S. Post Office and Courthouse until 1979, when the City of Madison purchased the building. The building was renovated from 1979-1982, converting the building to office space for the City of Madison. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in October of 2002.
The Madison Municipal Building will be closed to staff and public until completion of the $20.8 million renovation and is scheduled to reopen in October 2018. Building Inspection, Zoning, Planning, and Office of the Director departments have been relocated to 126 S. Hamilton Street. Human Resources (Accommodations), CDA Housing Division and Economic Development Division, Community Development Division, Traffic Engineering and Parking Utility, and Human Resources (Occupational Health and Development and Accommodations) departments have been relocated to 30 W. Mifflin St.
MUNICIPAL is a collaboration of The Bubbler at Madison Public Library with The Apartment Project, Arts + Literature Laboratory, and Madison Community Discourse, with support from Madison Arts Commission, Dane Arts, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Artist & Craftsman Supply.