Local architect and DDC Commissioner Craig Erezuma and his son  Connor removed the artwork from downtown this past week in preparation for the DDC/MACA Sidewalk Gallery Gala and Auction.  The Sidewalk Gallery was a public art exhibition with 16 Pieces of artwork on display in downtown for the past 5+ months.  The original artwork will be going up for auction this Friday evening, October 18th at the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building.  The event will include free wine and cheese, music from guitarist Ken Sebesky, an opportunity to meet that artists and a chance bid on the original art.  In addition, Hartley Dodge Trustee Board President Nic Platt will be giving tours of the historic photos in Hartley Dodge.  For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.madisonartsnj.org/sgauction/

The Madison Sidewalk Gallery is a collaborative project between the Madison Arts & Culture Alliance (MACA) and the Downtown Development Commission (DDC) and it is designed to help promote the creative work of local artists, and to recognize Madison as an arts destination.  The eight selected artists created original works of art on 30” x 40” canvas banners that were displayed on specially designed lampposts installed in key locations in downtown.