Unity Project - Community Art Creation

Monday, May 31, 2021

Event Details

We’ve spent a year apart, but we’re still one community, connected in so many ways! Join the Monona Public Library and Parks & Recreation in this collaborative public art creation in Winnequah Park. UNITY is a larger-than-life structure, created by the community, that helps us celebrate our uniqueness and strengthens our ties to each other.

What is the UNITY project?

UNITY is a circular arrangement of 32 poles in a large field. Each pole is labeled with identifiers such as, “I’m a parent; I speak English as a second language; I identify as LGBTQ,” etc. With yarn, community members are invited to tie to each post with which they identify. A canopy of connection forms as more people participate. In the end, we see that we are all connected by something, and it's our diversity that builds a strong and vibrant community. 

How to participate

Share your story

  • Fill out your personal “UNITY map.” Attend one of the drop-in sessions, pick up a paper copy at the library, or download it from our website beginning May 15. 

  • In-Person: Visit the installation during the drop-in sessions and add your personal story to the art piece. OR participate from a distance: Return your “UNITY map” to the library and we will add your story for you (download pdf or online survey).

  • Take photos, share with your friends, invite your neighbors to join the project!

Drop-in Sessions:

Saturday, May 15, 10-1

Sunday, May 16, 1-4

Tuesday, May 18, 4-7

Thursday, May 20, 4-7

Saturday, May 22, 10-1

Where: Winnequah Park near the corner of Nichols Road & Healy Lane.

The UNITY project will be on display through May 31.

Event Type(s): Adults, Teens, Children
Jenna Assmus
(608) 216-7457