Arts & Culture

Tattoo artists say studios have doubled down on COVID-19 precautions

With appointments, questionnaires and increased sanitation, tattoo shops hope to continue as normally as possible.

Lost Lakes and giige require clients to make appointments to be tattooed, and customers must also answer questions 48 hours in advance about their possible exposure to anyone infected with the coronavirus.

Channel your inner kid and read some comics

We talked with Westfield Comics’ Bob Moreau about diving into comic books during the pandemic.

In the spirit of conjuring up some positivity this winter, we chatted with Westfield Comics’ Bob Moreau about what he’s been reading.

Your mini Madison fine arts gift guide

Dane Arts has given a boost to some local visual artists whose work you can add to your own collection.

Dane Arts has given a boost to some local visual artists whose work you can add to your own collection.

Hanah Jon Taylor holds out hope for his club

The unforeseen health crisis has the musician imagining an end to live music as he’s come to know it.

The unforeseen health crisis has the musician imagining an end to live music as he’s come to know it.

Integrated Art Group showcases work by Black artists

'From Here On Out' exhibit is viewable online and in person through March 1.

The gallery at Integrated Art Group is showcasing the work of12 Black and other minority artists through March 1 with pieces inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Forget tailgates, parking lots are for choir practice

Members of the Wisconsin Chamber Choir rehearse from their cars amid pandemic concerns.

Wisconsin Chamber Choir members sing through wireless handheld microphones, their voices are digitally mixed and then can be heard via radio transmitter in the singers' individual vehicles.

The healing side of art

With stress and trauma at an all-time high, creating art is helping people of all ages work through personal and collective anguish.

With stress and trauma at an all-time high, creating art is helping people of all ages work through personal and collective anguish.

Kristin Schmidt found her way to art therapy after facing her own traumas

Many therapists discover their profession after seeing its benefits firsthand.

Many therapists discover their profession after seeing its benefits firsthand. Art therapist Kristin Schmidt is no different, and her personal experiences make a strong case for a discipline that’s become her career.

Grounding and calming kids affected by COVID-19

“Art is the tool that we use to help clients work toward their social and emotional development goals.”

Teachers and organizations like Gio’s Garden in Middleton have had to step up in recent months while facing barriers to providing care and instruction.

‘The Godfather of Green Bay’ 15 years later

Director Pete Schwaba talks about his indie film, newly added to Amazon Prime.

Recently added to Amazon Prime streaming, the characters in "The Godfather of Green Bay" nail the local flavor of the dairy state.

Blues guitarist writes noir crime ‘zine

The three issues of Saturday Night Crime Spree to date include what he calls hard-boiled crime fiction.

At gigs since June 2019, Paul Filipowicz has sold copies of a small-format magazine titled Saturday Night Crime Spree.