Happiness Events

Our events that focus on happiness are designed for the community to engage in hands on activities together.  Intentionally hosted all over the community, we host hands-on workshops and creative placemaking events in an effort to strengthen the city through art.

These events vary in theme, but lend to the greater contentment of our city.  In these events, we will play games, discuss, create, make journals, redefine and refocus our lives, be grateful in the moment, enact chains of random acts of kindness, and host discourse events that connects experts in the field with the general public.

November 2016


Madison Community Discourse and Polka Press present

Sunday, November 20, 2016 1-4pm at Polka Press 

Printmaking demos
Gratitude writing workshop
Thank you cards to print and purchase

Join us for an afternoon of thank you card making and writing. We will provide prompts for expressing gratitude, inks and papers for printing cards, plus envelopes and postage so that we can mail your cards at the end of the day. There will also be a variety of thank you cards printed by Polka Press members available for purchase.

$5 / three cards to print or purchase (all supplies included)

Please bring one non-perishable food item to donate to the Goodman Community Center Food Pantry

Click here to learn more about this event and RSVP. 


October 2016 


Frame of Mind: Community Art Workshop 

Saturday, October 15, 2016.  10am-12pm at the Pinney Library.  Free.  

In this free interactive community workshop, we are exploring happiness and positive thinking. There will be three different areas to explore within this room, where you can interact with the art, your thoughts and experiences, connect with others around you, and even play a simple game that will help train your mind to think more positively.

Click here to learn more about this event.  

Happy Hour is a philosophy group that discusses different aspects of happiness in our lives and in the community.

Wednesday,  October 26, 6-8pm at Old Sugar Sugar Distillery. Free.

This month we talk about happiness and its definition. What does it mean and how does it shape our lives? Are we SUPPOSED to be happy all the time? We share in these questions and answers as a community – with drinks!

Click here for more information on these events.