Madison Gala Auction on Oct. 18
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 • 12:00am
MADISON, NJ – The Madison Sidewalk Gallery, a collaborative project between the Madison Arts & Culture Alliance (MACA) and the Downtown Development Commission (DDC) is designed to help promote the creative work of local artists and to recognize Madison as an arts destination.
Eight New Jersey artists connected with Madison presenting their 30” x 40” canvas banners from posts in key locations on Waverly Place. These art banners which brought color, depth, and life to the streets of Madison have been removed and prepared for the Gala Auction event scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Madison Hartley Dodge Memorial building. The general public has an opportunity to purchase and own one of these original works of art. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
The participating artists for this year’s project are: Danielle Auriemma-D`Amico, Kadie Dempsey, Dan Fennelon, Susan Gepford, Daniel Marck, Dennis McKee, Kris Pfeifer, and Larry Ross.
The Madison Arts & Culture Alliance (MACA), is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit coalition of arts organizations, cultural institutions, historic societies, colleagues and friends, dedicated to encouraging collaborations among the wide ranging cultural offerings in Madison. Their ongoing mission is to help strengthen our community through arts participation, recognizing that Madison, New Jersey is a town with rich and diverse cultural activities.
The Downtown Development Commission (DDC) was initiated by Mayor Elizabeth Baumgartner and the Borough Council in October of 1981, following a study by Projects for Public Space, funded through a Dodge Foundation Grant. The DDC is focused on coordinating redevelopment activities in the downtown district to foster a closer working relationship between all segments of the Madison community. The group works closely with the Chamber of Commerce, Historic Preservation Commission, Madison Arts & Culture Alliance and other groups to enhance the beauty and ambiance of Madison’s shopping areas.