Current Mission and Featured Artists

Our 2020 Spring mission is to raise awareness and funds for a local agency that supports Madison residents struggling with shelter, especially in the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are focusing on Porchlight’s DIGS program.  The Dwelling Intervention Grants & Sustenance program (DIGS) provides housing-related emergency assistance to individuals and families in Dane County who are facing eviction and therefore at risk of becoming homeless.  Additionally, DIGS offers financial support to those who have secured affordable housing but need assistance with first month’s rent and security deposit. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’re working hard to explore new resources to meet the incredible, unprecedented needs our neighbors are facing.  It can’t go unmentioned that although any of us can fall victim to housing-emergencies, the rates are disproportionate for certain ethnic and racial minorities.  This is not okay, and we must remain vigilant to CHANGE this age-old norm in our society.

Please enjoy the video contributions of devoted Madison-area artists who have united to help Porchlight DIGS.  Watch any videos that fit your interests, and consider making a donation to the Porchlight DIGS program.  Even a small amount can help.  Thank you for visiting Madison Artists United to help out some of our most vulnerable during COVID-19.

Performing Artists

An acoustic-guitar-based singer and songwriter with roots, pop, and americana song styling, Mark Croft is the classic ‘triple threat’; he is a skilled guitar player, a powerful and dynamic vocalist, and a talented songwriter and entertainer.

Anthony teaches choir and general music at Madison West High School, leads the Madison Opera Chorus, performs all-request dueling-piano shows at the Ivory Room Piano Bar, and sometimes is lucky enough to share his songs with others.

Monica Davidson is a youth activist, social justice change agent, TedX speaker, published author, educator, and award-winning spoken word poet. She is a two-time member of Houston VIP Slam team, ranked 5th in the Nation.

Soaring melodies wrapped around hyper literate poetry and wicked rhythms. Harmonies collide with expert guitar and pop sensibility. Sunspot is rock music that’s smart, fun, and powerful.

Len Mormino is a singer/songwriter, author, videographer, and school counselor who occasionally coordinates artistic mission projects (like MAU!)

Monkey Business Improv Institute is made up of 35+ talented people who have spent years growing intimately aware of what makes great improv tick — and what makes you laugh.

AJ Juarez is a professional dancer and choreographer of many genres, teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and several studios in town, including his own — Barrio.

Literature & Visual Arts Demonstration

Pat Zietlow Miller is a New York Times Best Selling Children’s Picture Book Author.

Sue Moberly is a High School Arts Teacher and Professional Artist at her own TORN EDGE ART STUDIO.

Artwork AUCTION

Interested in one of our pieces? To reserve a piece of artwork listed on this page for PICK UP at the Porchlight office in Madison, please fill out this form to request which piece of art you would like AFTER you have made your DIGS donation. There is only one piece of each work of art presented, so reservations will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. No specific donation amount is required.

Charlotte Nichols is a High School Social Studies Teacher who loves to do ceramics from home, on request of family and friends.

Led by artist and pastor Julia Weaver, this art project supports women on work release from the Dane County Jail.

Sue Moberly is a High School Arts Teacher and Professional Artist at her own TORN EDGE ART STUDIO.

Two sets of wire face earrings made by a 14-year-old artist from East High School who would like to remain anonymous.