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Updated Information Regarding Super Bowl Commercial Competition

Great News – the deadline for submission for the first annual Madison Arts Barn Super Bowl Commercial Competition has been extended to January 24, 2012. Once you are finished creating your commercial download it onto a DVD and drop it off at the Arts Barn on one of the following dates:

Tuesday – Jan. 10th – 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

Wednesday – Jan. 11th – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Monday – Jan. 16th – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Tuesday – Jan. 17th – 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Monday – Jan. 23rd – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Tuesday – Jan. 24th – 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM

If these dates and times do not work for you just email us at and we will work something out.

We already have heard from several of you and are looking forward to a great competition.  There will be three $100 cash prizes given out. One prize will be given for the best submission from 5th & 6th grade students, a second prize for the 7th & 8th grade students and a final prize for the best submission from a 9th thru 12th grade student.

The viewing and voting will take place on Saturday, February 4th at 4 PM.  Admission will be $5 and each person will receive one voting ticket for each age category.

Any questions let us know.


Robyn Klaskin, Co-President of Friends of Madison Youth

Madison Arts Barn Superbowl Commercial Competition

Superbowl Commercial Competition Flyer

The Madison Arts Barn is looking for creative talented students to create their own Superbowl Commercials. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best commercials created by students from Brown, Polson and Hand schools.  All winners will have their commercials aired on Madison Public Access TV.  Click on the flyer for more info.

Madison Arts Barn Skate Park gets a facelift

Madison college and high school students lead by Charlie Stemen have recently been working hard on giving the Madison Arts Barn Skate Park a facelift.

With support and donated paint by the Friends of Madison Youth Board, Charlie, his brother Nate, and a number of their friends have repainted the whole park with a graffiti style paint job. James Munro has also been tearing down the dilapidated park features and taking care of overgrown weeds and leaf piles.

The spruce up was initiated by Charlie Stemen who wrote a letter to the FMY Board and was later invited to a FMY Board meeting. The Board approved the project and a skateboard and video editing camp that Charlie proposed to run in August. The cleanup is in anticipation of the camp. Take a look at the pictures to give you an example of their creative works.