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Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss

SPARK! is a cultural program for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Programs are designed to keep participants actively engaged in their communities by providing experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support, and inspire creativity through engaging workshops.

All SPARK! programs are free for participants and care partners to attend together, in the comfortable and accessible environment of our Madison Art Center.

SPARK! programs at ARTS for ALL Wisconsin take place on the first Friday of each month, from 10-11:30am. Each 90-minute program is unique, including creative experiences in artmaking, drama, movement/dance, music, poetry, or storytelling.

All SPARK! facilitators and volunteers have been trained by the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin or the local Aging & Disability Resource Center and collaborate with community partners and professionals to continually enhance programming.

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Upcoming SPARK! sessions

Friday April 1

April's SPARK! session will be Felted Soap Making with Teaching Artist Christy Grace.

Participants will explore colors, textures, and patterns to create felted soap that can be taken home for their own use or gifted to loved ones.

Friday May 6

April's SPARK! session will be Storytelling with Teaching Artist Terry Kerr.

Friday June 3

April's SPARK! session will be Art Garden with Teaching Artist Jessi Salgado.



Support for SPARK! has been provided by Bader Philanthropies and the Green Bay Packers Foundation