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!
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.