In the 608: Pop-up art gallery now open in Madison

MADISON, Wis. – A local artist and business owner have teamed up to provide a space for local artists to show off their work

Last month, a pop-up art gallery opened on Madison’s west side.

Isabel Rafferty met Michael Dix, the owner of Michael’s Frozen Custard, during her trips for a decaf latte in the Michael’s Drive-Thru.

Rafferty is a former art instructor at Edgewood College, and Dix ended up offering her free space next to his Schroeder Road location. Dix’s space used to be a restaurant and had been sitting without a tenant.

Rafferty, along with the help of some friends, cleaned up the space, which opened on July 23.

It will be open Friday evenings and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment.

Rafferty tells News 3 Now she eventually opens to offer free art groups for children and adults.

The exhibit will be switched out each month. You can find it at 5606 Schroeder Road in Madison.

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