ALL Summer Youth Programs!

We’re partnering with Arts + Literature Laboratory to offer classes for nine weeks this summer. Check out what we’re brewing up!

Register Here:



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About this Program:

The Youth ArtWrite Collective is designed as a creative leadership development program for middle and high school students in writing, visual arts, and community art practice hosted at Arts + Literature Laboratory (2021 Winnebago St, Madison, WI). These afterschool groups will cultivate life skills while encouraging youth to grow together as active artists.  As a free program, we will prioritize accessibility and center the voices of youth most impacted by structural inequities in our community.

Through art programming that is informed by student interests, we promote inquiry and expression, positive self regard, critical thinking, skills to navigate life transitions, and a high value on social justice. ArtWrite will support young artists through quality arts education with professionally experienced artists, a social setting among peers with common interests, and the mutual trust that they are capable. Artists will learn through weekly prompts in the inspiring environment of the Arts + Literature Laboratory while working towards culminating projects to present to the public at the end of the semester.

Participating in this program has a lot of perks for youth! Youth teams will have access to a supplies fund that they control. Youth will develop public projects that could contribute to their resumes, portfolios, or applications, and that will mark their place as active artists in our community. We’ll all meet new friends and new mentors. We’ll have fun creating art together . . . and we’ll have snacks!

Groups will meet for an hour and a half for each of the 12 “early release” Mondays listed in the program schedule below. Students will create their own social agreement concerning attendance and other participation expectations; however, students should expect to attend the program weekly in order to contribute to individual and group projects—this isn’t a drop in program. There is limited space, so signing up sooner is better than later!

Program Schedule:

Youth ArtWrite Collective will run on Spring 2018 MMSD early release Mondays from January 22 – May 14: Jan 22, 29 // Feb 12, 19 // Mar 5, 19 // April 2, 9, 16, 30 // May 7, 14

Typical Monday:

2:00p-2:15p     Middle school students begin to arrive

2:15p-3:45p    All middle school groups meet

3:45p-4p         Middle school students are departing and high school students begin to arrive

4p-5:30p         All high school groups meet

Students can apply here to participate in the program. Students and families with a demonstrated need for access to this free program will be prioritized for enrollment.

Direct questions to [email protected]

or call ArtWrite at 608-620-5373


You Are Beautiful Mural CELEBRATION!

Madison’s You Are Beautiful mural is up at Art In (1444 East Washington)! Join us in celebrating the work of queer and trans artists at our community celebration on Sunday, August 6th at 1pm in front of the mural. We’ll have lemonade, face painting, game playing, art making, friendship, and magic waiting for you! Please RSVP on our Facebook event.

20137894_1986133711616766_29594190_o.jpg(Photo by Wendi Kent)

While this celebration is FREE and open to the public, The ArtWrite Collective will happily accept donations for future youth programming at this celebration. We are deep in the planning stages with organizing partners at the Arts + Literature Laboratory for new middle and high school programming in literary arts, visual arts, and community art practice beginning in January 2018! We would like this programming to be totally free for youth and families, and we need your help to make that happen. Contact us at [email protected] for details.

This mural was possible thanks to support from Madison Arts Commission, Awesome Foundation, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association, Wisconsin NOW, programs of UW-Madison, Artist & Craftsman Supply Madison, Ian’s Pizza Madison, Art In, and individual donors. Thanks to these sponsors, artists were paid for their labor, youth artists received art supply stipends for their own creative practice, all painting + installation supply costs were covered, and everyone was fed.

This mural is by queer and trans youth, mentors, and community members… and it’s for all of us! See you there!


Join us for the 2017 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

RSVP on Facebook!


Saturday, March 11, 2017 / 2-5p / Bubbler Room at Madison Central Library, Madison, WI

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the uneven gender participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that! Attendees are encouraged to edit any entry of interest related to arts, feminism, gender studies, and LGBTQ issues. All are welcome who care about the representation of all genders in Wikipedia’s content and among its contributors.

We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and laptops. Bring your own laptop if you have one and any ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support, learn more about this project, and eat pizza with us.

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

Sign in at our meetup (or we’ll help you do this at the event):

For more information visit:

The Madison A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is hosted by The ArtWrite Collective and Madison Public Library. Contact [email protected] with questions or to let us know that you’d like to volunteer at this event!


An installation of “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL” will be created to cover the side of the Art-In building (Madison, WI) for all to see but we need your help! Come enjoy music, drag performances, Sharpie tattoos, tarot card readings, refreshments, and raffles with wonderful prizes on October 6 as we raise cash for the upcoming You Are Beautiful mural!
Gratitude, love, and fairy dust owed to major support from the Madison Arts Commission.
Aesthetically diverse YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL murals have risen out of Illinois, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, California, and as far as Italy. We are participating in a globally understood conversation. And we are bringing it to Madison!
This mural project will live in both its history and its future simultaneously: it honors the art of those before us while optimistically anticipating what those in our community can do for each other in the years to come.
The engineering and installation will be accomplished by Art In and ▶︎ the painting will be done by ArtWrite artists Alaura Seidl and Wendi Kent alongside local LGBTQIA+ youth. These youth, who will be recruited out of the queer and trans groups with which ArtWrite often partners, will form a youth leadership team committed to the project.◀︎
These youth will gain experience in public art making, recieve financial support for their art practices, and find a celebratory outlet in this work.
❤︎ We need your support! There are numerous ways you can help us make this a huge success besides attending:
We are still seeking donations as listed below:
★Businesses, organizations, and individuals to donate goods, gift cards, and services that can be raffled off
★Performers for entertainment
★Dollars sent through the internet machine here
★Want public recognition for your dollars? Corporate and individual sponsors can donate funds at the following levels. Get in touch at [email protected] if you’d like to sponsor through cash or check. You’ll be recognized through social media announcements as well as at the ribbon cutting ceremony:
Frida Kahlo- $500
Isaac Julien- $300
Keith Haring- $250
Zackary Drucker- $100
Zanele Muholi- $75
Alvin Baltrop- $50
Please RSVP on Facebook or by contacting Wendi Kent ([email protected]) or ArtWrite Collective ([email protected]).
Our city is pretty beautiful already but amplifying quieted voices through art can always make it more beautiful.
Music by Dana Perry, sharpie tattoos by Maggie Gosselar from Colt’s Timeless Tattos, tarot card readings from Maggie Madole and much more!

ArtWrite Artists Serve as Bubbler Artists-in-Residence

Artists Rhea Ewing, Jay Ludden, and Alaura Seidl of the ArtWrite Collective are the artists-in-residence at the Bubbler of Madison Public Library this April and May 2016!

Through our Imagining Worlds residency, we’ll dream up and visualize healthy and just futures alongside library patrons. Through giant books, talking paintings, expressive food, and other experiments, we’ll overtake the Bubbler with visions for what a thriving world might look, smell, taste, sound, and feel like. We’ll need your help building our otherwordly installations!

Find our schedule of workshops and open studio hours here or drop in to the Bubbler at Madison’s central library to contribute to ongoing projects.


^Youth and adults from Teen Pride Arts (cohosted by GSAFE and ArtWrite Collective), local gender & sexuality alliance clubs, and open studio hours at the Bubbler have been contributing to a wall of mirror self portraits. We imagine a world where everyone is seen and safe.


^Artist Jay Ludden set up an interactive display on the TV at the Bubbler room. Go walk in front of it and join our playful world!


^Folks from all over town are writing and drawing about their ideas for the perfect world. Add your ideas to the wall!


^We imagine a world where everyone is allowed to take up space. Drop in and get your self portrait up on the Bubbler window (through friendship and magic)!


^A Bubbler visitor helped us install art pieces in the hall across from the Bubbler for the youth homelessness campaign project that we’ve been working on. These small art pieces were made by teens all over town to share messages of hope and compassion for folks experiencing housing insecurity. Some folks shared their personal experiences of camping out, staying with strangers, couch surfing. Drop in to the Bubbler room to see the companion piece, a traveling mural, in progress. Keep an eye out for the campaign to officially launch!