MADISON, Wis. – They were some of the first to close and will likely be some of the last to reopen – entertainment venues were turned upside down by the pandemic.
Communication’s second anniversary passed over the summer without the art shop and music venue being open to host a celebration.
“Who are the people that the community calls on, the world calls on when they’re struggling?” asked Jennifer Bastian, director and arts manager at Communication. “Artists, musicians, writers.”
The reason many are suffering is the very thing keeping art and music venues locked and empty.
“It’s totally exhausting,” Bastian said. “It’s been very challenging….