STILL I RISE

Barriers can be exhausting, especially if our eyes are on a goal. That’s where resilience comes in, a subject that Gail Ford knows all too well.

LIQUID LIBRARY

Yahara Bay Distillery outgrew its original Fitchburg facility in record time, thanks to cranking out over 25 private-label spirits a year, in addition to housing the expansive packaging and storage operation of Vom Fass U.S.A.

BEEF UP YOUR BASEMENT

Interior designer Allison Mercier had her work cut out for her when she took on transforming an underused basement into a bright, upscale and fun space.

A FRESH TAKE ON OPERA

Thanks to Melanie Cain, her husband Frank and their company Fresco Opera Theatre, perceptions of what opera is—and whom it’s meant for—are changing.

CHILDREN’S DELIGHT

Children’s Theater of Madison Erica Berman helps to ensure both families and organizations alike can experience the talent, passion, and cultural differences within the local arts scene.

GILDED WINGS

A decade-long professional dance career taught former prima ballerina and Madison native Rachelle Butler a vital lesson.

FOR LOVE OF PEOPLE AND PLACE

The once spare area is transforming into a spectacular green space highlighting the beauty of Lake Mendota, the Memorial Union and the Red Gym and recognizing the broad contributions from UW Madison’s storied history: Its alumni.

IT’S SHOWTIME!

We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 must-see art events in the coming year in the Madison area.