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Arts Committee
  • 5:30 pm 
  • Third Thursday of each month


Committee Position
Phone Number
Katherine Richards, Citizen
2015 - 2017
(608) 572-4314
Rob Conhaim, Citizen
2015 - 2017 Chair
(608) 831-9131
Meghan Thumm Mackey, Citizen
2015 - 2017  
Christopher Laurent 2016 - 2018 5819 Gemini Drive
Madison, WI  53718
(503) 869-6544
Annette Knapstein, Citizen 2016 - 2018   3423 Conservancy Lane
Middleton, WI  53562
(608) 831-9493
Phil Nelson, Citizen 2015 - 2017  
Meghan McCombs, Citizen 2017 - 2019   1912 Middleton St
Middleton, WI  53562
(608) 438-4285
Karisa Johnson, Citizen 2016 - 2018
  6740 Ramsey Rd.
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-9630
Elizabeth Hetrick, Alderman    
Abby Attoun, Staff

Assistant Director of Community Development


The Arts Committee recommend plans and policies to further the city's commitment to the promotion, creation, and maintenance of public art. The committee consists of eight citizens, three of which whom will have a degree or professional background in art, architecture, or engineering, one alderperson, and one city staff.

Current Projects
The Arts Committee is in the process of fundraising for the Parmenter roundabout sculpture project, "Out of the Shell." The process of selecting the "Out of the Shell" design began in 2009 when the Middleton City Council released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to regional artists. Eighteen sets of qualifications were received and the Public Arts Committee narrowed it down to four artists, from whom site-specific proposals were requested. The finalists' proposals were put on display at the Middleton Public Library for a period of two weeks and public comments were received. Overwhelmingly (54%), the commenters preferred Beverly Stucker-Precious' proposal for "Out of the Shell." The Arts Committee began fundraising in earnest and is in the process of hiring a professional fundraiser for this project. If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact Abby Attoun-Tucker at 821-8343 or

Middleton Master Plan for Public Art and Design 2009-2020
Out of the Shell Design 1
Out of the Shell Design 2
Out of the Shell Design 3
Out of the Shell Dichroic Glass Sample
Out of the Shell Artist's Statement
Starbucks Community Art Initiative Proposal