Box Office Manager
In our staff meetings about upcoming events, one sentiment that often surfaces is a collective marvel at the richness and diversity of Madison's artistic offerings. From music to dance, theater to film and art to design, it's next to impossible to find less than several unique arts-related opportunities one may experience on any given day. The biggest everyday challenge as an arts patron in the Madison community is often deciding which of all the available events to experience.
This is a challenge we not only welcome but are celebrating together not just at the Wisconsin Union Theater but all across the UW-Madison campus.
From September 2010 through August 2011, we are celebrating a Year of the Arts, shining a spotlight upon "the breadth, depth, power, and purpose of artistic exploration and expression at UW–Madison." A quick way to learn more about this ongoing celebration is to visit the website. Another valuable link which I've bookmarked myself is the calendar of events. (Were you aware of just how many opportunities were out there for you? Case in point, I count five unique opportunities to experience cinema, film, opera, theater or craft today alone.) If you ever find yourself with some free time and are tempted to think or say "there's nothing to do around here," the calendar begs to differ with you. Why not seize this opportunity to sample some of your favorite artistic styles or even try something new?
Have you experienced any Year of the Arts events this year? Are there any coming up you are particularly excited about?