Help Transform a Vacant Building

There’s a vacant building at Mineral Point’s Five Point intersection — it’s an old Quonset Hut that used to house the Napa Auto parts. It’s one of the first thing visitors see when they first arrive in Mineral Point.


That building is about to transform.

photo-244Shake Rag Alley purchased the Quonset Hut with a gift from John and Linda Hurley. Not only does this unique structure offer higher visibility for Shake Rag, but it’s a natural extension of the Shake Rag campus. When you’re standing in the middle of the arts center, and you look up – there it is.  (It’s harder to see this time of year, but if you look really closely through the trees, you can see it.)

After renovation, the hut will provide Shake Rag Alley with more classroom space, an indoor performance and rehearsal venue for Alley Stage, and a community conference and gathering space.

Come down to Shake Rag Alley this Saturday and be a part of the excitement surrounding the Quonset Hut. At 6:30 pm there will be a silent auction and cocktail hour followed by a concert by popular Madison performer Mark Croft, who has been featured on many local programs including Simply Folk and the Urban Theatre. For a sampling of his music, click here to watch a Mark Croft music video.  To hear more about this special evening turn your radio to Madison’s WMM, 105.5 at 8:30am this morning to hear Alley Stage Managing Director Ainsley Anderson and Mark Croft.

Tickets are $25. Thanks to a matching grant by Shake Rag board member John Lind, your donation will be doubled!

To learn more about the renovation and plans for the Quonset Hut, please see the Shake Rag blog, or read this week’s Democrat Tribune.

Click here to purchase tickets. If you can’t be at the fundraiser and want to make a donation. Please write your check to:

Quonset Hut Matching Funds Challenge
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
18 Shake Rag Street
Mineral Point, WI 53565

Contributed by the Hays

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