Madison Magazine

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.

Roach: The morning after

We face a divisive election that will determine the course of our nation for the next four years.

As a person who has lived more years than most, I can not remember a weirder time in America.

Editor's note: Proceed with caution

This unusual year has made the small details of everyday life stand out like never before.

This unusual year has made the small details of everyday life stand out like never before.

It's time for a Madison area staycation

Whether you’ve lived in the Madison area your entire life or just a year, there is plenty to be discovered during a staycation.

Whether you’ve lived in the Madison area your entire life or just a year, there is plenty to be discovered during a staycation.

Have a good night's stay at a Madison hotel

Madison’s boutique hotel scene offers a few prime options for a close-to-home escape.

While the coronavirus may have nixed international and some cross-state travel, Madison’s boutique hotel scene offers a few prime options for a close-to-home escape.

5 ways to bring a vacation experience home

The safest thing to do is stay home and self-isolate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a staycation.

The safest thing to do is stay home and self-isolate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a staycation. Here are five ways to make time off at home feel like a getaway.

Venture out to the ’burbs

While staying close to home, consider going on an adventure and get to know one of Madison’s nearby towns.

While staying close to home, consider going on an adventure and get to know one of Madison’s nearby towns.

5 B&Bs providing quality R&R

For a quiet and quaint stay, book a night at an area bed-and-breakfast.

For a quiet and quaint stay, book a night at an area bed-and-breakfast.

See another side of the city in distinct neighborhoods

Consider a stay at one of these hotels in three distinct Madison neighborhoods.

There’s much to be explored, even by a local on all sides of town. Consider a stay at one of these hotels in three distinct Madison neighborhoods.