Arts & Culture


Mary Dickey

Here’s a cure for winter cabin fever: A drive to the excellent “Wings & Water” exhibition at Sauk Prairie River Arts Center. more

Mar 1, 2018 5:00 AM Visual Arts

Experts agree: Artists, local organizations and city government need to work together to help link artists with opportunities and funding. more

Feb 23, 2018 12:21 PM Visual Arts


Dan Myers

Isthmus theater critic Gwendolyn Rice looks back at the moments that stand out in a crowded field in 2017. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Chris Winterhack

International Festival at Overture Center on February 25, 2017. more

Feb 27, 2017 11:00 AM Photo Galleries

Joel Plant, a city of Madison alcohol policy coordinator and staffer under Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, will run Frank Productions, Inc. starting in January. more

Dec 9, 2016 4:10 PM MUSIC


Steven Potter

A new mural created by LGBTQ youth will soon be visible on the side of Art In, 1444 E. Washington Ave. Its message is a tribute to the late street artist Brendan Scanlon, aka SOLVE. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

John Baldacchino, the new director of UW-Madison’s Arts Institute, has grand plans for raising the profile of the arts and the university. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

Madison’s venues are popping with culture this fall and winter. Isthmus critics do the work for you by letting you know which theater, visual art, dance and classical music to get on your radar — and onto your calendar. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM , , , A & E

An exhibit from longtime news photographer Glenn Trudel captures the big and small moments in Madison history. It opens at the Goodman Community Center Oct. 7. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM A & E

Sarah Artz wants to make sure that creative people don’t flee Madison for Portland or Brooklyn. So she created a resource for artists and others who want more creativity in their lives. more

Sep 22, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

Well-known Cuban painter, Orestes Larios Zaak, exhibits at Madison’s Goodman Community Center. The visit is sponsored by the Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association. more

Sep 9, 2016 9:25 AM A & E


Laura Zastrow

She appears to be everywhere, yet there’s not quite enough of her to go around. Karin Wolf, Madison’s arts administrator, is a combination of sharp focus and free-range spark. more

May 26, 2016 5:00 AM A & E


Midwest Story Lab

Mark Fraire, director of Dane Arts, puts his vision into action, using the arts to boost struggling communities. more

May 5, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Lou-Host Jablonski

On May 6, Gallery Night, a large, collaborative art project will be unveiled at Union Corners, on Madison’s east side. The aim is to create unity among different parts of the community. more

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM A & E



Among the celebrity guests at this year’s Wizard World comic convention (April 8-10 at Alliant Energy Center) is Scottish actress Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays scientist Jemma Simmons on the ABC television series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” more

Apr 7, 2016 3:00 PM A & E