The Barn is bursting with activities now. Tickets for all events can be purchased online or at the door.

We just finished packing up all the ghosts and zombies from our second annual Haunted House which was a huge success despite half of the town being evaculated and Super Storm Sandy hitting us. Watch out for a video from the event which should be out soon.

Dances - All Dances are 7-10PM and admission is $10. Cafe is open for concessions and Boppers provided the entertainment. 8th Grade Dance – Nov. 16th 6th Grade Dance – Dec. 7th 7th Grade Dance Dec. 14th.

Holiday Drop & Shop – On November 23rd – Black Friday – From 12 – 4 PM and December 22nd from 2-6 PM- Children 5 and up can be dropped off at the Madison Arts Barn and parents can shop or prepare for the holidays. Children will have games, crafts, movies and more to keep them entertained. The cost is $5 per hour and siblings are half price. This event was organized by Erika Klaskin as a charity project for her Bat Mitzvah and all the proceeds will be donated to Dances with Wood and Circle of Care. Both organizations supports children with cancer and their families.

Winter Wipeout – December 1st we will have our second annual Winter Wipeout!! The event features a bungee run, inflatable obstacle course, cash cube with a $50 cash prize per session, Fear Factor games, Minute to Win it games and more. Admission is $15 per session and includes inflatables, one cash cube chance and 10 game tickets. Additional chances in the cash cube and game tickets available. First Session is 3 – 5 PM and is open to all ages. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult and both require a ticket for admission. Second Session is 5:30 – 7:30 PM and is open to 5th & 6th grade students. Third Sessions is 8 – 10 PM and is open to students in 7th grade and up.

Benefit Concert Featuring Body Lingo with special guest Knee Deep – Come join us for an exciting concert featuring Body Lingo performing their hit single Yum Yum, available on iTunes. Madison’s own Knee Deep will be the opening act. Come support our local teens and Friends of Madison Youth. Admission is $10 – 7th grade and up welcome.

Dances at the Madison Arts Barn this Fall

The fall is here and that means the dances are back at the Madison Arts Barn. This Friday, October 5th will be our first 6th grade dance of the school year. The following week, Friday October 12th will be a 7th grade dance and Friday, November 16th will be an 8th grade dance. All the dances are high energy and lots of fun. Boppers DJ’s provide professional entertainment and for those that like the party but don’t like to dance there is basketball, ping-pong and foosball tables. Our cafe will be open for drinks, snacks and glow in the dark and LED novelties. All the dances are from 7-10 PM and Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance to avoid lines at the door at http://madisonartsbarn.org/?page_id=178. Parent volunteers are always needed and if interested email us at madisonartsbarn@gmail.com.

Get ready for the Second Annual Haunted House

This Sunday, September 23rd from 4:30-6 PM at the Barn we will have an informational meeting for those interested in participating in our second annual Haunted House. Last year was amazing with over 50 students and adults lending a hand in one way or another to make the event spectacular. Starting Monday September 24th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM during our Creative Creations session and going every Monday until the event we will be working on publicity, designing sets and costumes for the Haunted House. Students in 5th grade through 12th are welcome as well as parents. Hope to see you there!

What’s Going On Now at the Arts Barn

This has been a very busy and exciting summer so far for the Barn!! Here are some reminders on what is coming up. Details and registration information can be found on the Summer 2012 Program Tab above.  Please remember we have Full and Partial Scholarships still available and do accept payment plans. For more info on financial arrangements please contact us at madisonartsbarn@gmail.com

THIS SATURDAY – 7/21 – 6:30 – 10 PM – Open Mic Night - $5 Admission.  This is open to anyone entering 9th grade and up.

THIS SUNDAY – 7/22 – 4 – 6 PM – Auditions and informational meeting for our next Murder Mystery - This is open to anyone entering 5th grade and up.  This Mystery involves the Murder of the Captain of a Pirate Ship and the performance will be September 9th.

NEXT WEEK – 7/23 – 7/27 8:30-3:30 PM – Center Stage Theatre Camp - $225 for the week. This is open to anyone entering 5th grade and up. Director Alan Wagner will work on audition skills, monologue selection and development and song selection in additional to theatre games and improv.

Also next week we are in week 2 of 6 for our Cartooning/Anime (Wednesdays 4-6PM) and Graffiti (Thursdays 4-6PM) Workshops - If interested in joining we will prorate the fee. Email us if you are interested at madisonartsbarn@gmail.com.

UPCOMING: August 6th – August 10th – 8:30 – 12:00 Noon – Art Exploration with Greg Gallo - $175 for the week. August 13th – August 17th – 8:30 – 3:30 PM – The Famished Games - $250 for the week.

Check out our website for more details and don’t forget to friend us on Facebook!

Looking for Musicians

Do you play an instrument and want to be up on stage?  Rock Band Live is a week-long workshop that will have you performing in a concert at the end of the week for friends and family!! You only need basic knowledge of your instrument and a desire to be a star to be a part of this experience.  This is open to students entering 5th grade to 9th grade. Rock Band Live starts July 9th and runs 3:30-6:30 every afternoon and ends on Friday July 13th with a concert at night on our stage.  Click on the summer 2012 program tab for more information.  Scholarships and financial assistance along with payment plans are available.  Any questions contact us at madisonartsbarn@gmail.com or call at 203-245-2689.

New summer music and art activities just added

Click on the Summer 2012 Programs Tab to see a complete list of programs

Do you want to be a Rock Star? Do you want to learn how to create Anime or a Graffiti wall hanging? We just added amazing work shops where you can do these things and more.  We also added two additional amazing weeks of Art Exploration.

So many choices there is something just for you.  Spaces are very limited.  Full details, registration and health forms are available under the Summer Programs Tab.

Madison Arts Barn 8 Campus Dr Madison, CT 06443