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Join us for Communication’s one-year anniversary celebration

The fundraiser on July 19 and 20 features music from Julian Lynch, a kids’ show, and visual art.

The fundraiser on July 19 and 20 features music from Julian Lynch, a kids’ show, and visual art.

The non-profit music and arts space Communication has experienced just about constant activity since its soft opening in the spring of 2018. A team of four artists and musicians led the renovation of the space, at 2645 Milwaukee Street, and filled it with a mix of live music, gallery exhibitions, retail wares from local artists, and workshops, in an all-ages sober-space setting. Last summer, Tone Madison itself became a part of the story, announcing a partnership with Communication that allows our publication to operate under its non-profit umbrella and lets us collaborate on programming that includes shows, record sales, and a nascent but very exciting community media lab.

It’s been a whirlwind year, and even if the place wasn’t, uh, literally the office, we’d have a lot of reasons to be excited about what Communication has brought to the local arts-and-culture landscape. Communication and Tone Madison will be celebrating the space’s one-year anniversary on July 19 and 20 with a fundraiser that includes two nights of music, a Saturday-morning kids’ show, and the unveiling of a new community-created mosaic on the front of the building. Proceeds from the event will benefit both Communication’s programming and Tone Madison‘s reader-supported journalism. Also, we’ll have something special at the event for Tone Madison Sustainers: Some nice copies of the poster above, designed by Luis Perez. There will also be raffle prizes and a show case of art by Clairanne Godfrey, T.L. Luke, and Smere Tactics.

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Here’s the lineup; set times to come.

Friday, July 19

5 p.m.: Featured artist event with Clairanne Godfrey, T.L. Luke, and Smere Tactics.

7 p.m.: Music from M. Martin, Able Baker, and William Z. Villain.

Saturday, July 20

10 a.m.: Kids’ Show

1 p.m.: Community mosaic ribbon cutting

7 p.m.: Music from Woodman/Earhart, DB Pedersen, and Julian Lynch, accompanied by visuals from Jeremy Nealis.

Julian Lynch spoke with Tone Madison in January about his latest solo album, Rat’s Spit.

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