Downtown Doors showcases local artists work

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- "It was a way to give back to the creative community here in Madison," Tiffany Kenney, Executive Director of Downtown Doors, said.

More than 150 local artists submitted their work ranging from, photography, graphic design, water color and paintings. "We had such a tough decision," Kenney said.

After the decision was made, 25 artists made the cut and the 27 Downtown Doors locations went up. "The idea behind the doors is that they were secondary doors, so backroom doors, and frankly unattractive so we decided to beautify them with art," Kenney said.

The project is a collaboration with the Madison Art Commission’s Blink temporary public art program with major funding from the Room Tax Commission. Plus, "several store owners sponsored a door and helped get a door painted at their location," Kenney said.

The doors are expected to stay up for a full two years. Kenney says they also hope to expand the project eventually to add more art throughout that area of State Street.

There are maps of the 27 locations and you can pick one up at the Downtown Information kiosk on State Street. You can also print one online or see the online map here.