A Place To …

  • Connect and Converse
    Make A Place to Be your place of choice to get together for conversations and discussion on key issues relevant to the current socio economic and political conditions.

  • Host Your Regular Meeting
    Join other organizations, grass-roots groups, and progressive thinkers and host your regular meeting at our by-donation space. Please see Our Guidelines to find out if we would be a good fit for your meeting needs.

  • Host Your Art or Music Event
    Showcase your creative work in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere for lightly amplified or acoustic performance or display of your fine art or crafts in a trunk-show or Art Walk weekend.  

  • Develop a Work Routine
    We are currently accepting inquiries for the creatively employed and others looking for a quiet workspace to develop a work routine. We will provide a designated work space, a modest storage basket, and support for business development in this work space. Please contact Dr. Cheema to learn more.

  • Support for Personal and Organizational Professional Growth
    Tap the expertise of Dr. Cheema’s senior level management experience in the public sector to help develop your personal business and organizational goals. Issues such as mentoring, constructive feedback and evaluation, managing organizational change, staff motivation and teamwork are Dr. Cheema’s passion. These sessions are tailored to individual and organizational needs. Contact Dr Cheema for an appointment or discuss your interest.


Madison Death Café | This meeting hosted the 1st Monday of each month is open to anyone interested in joining a conversation about "the meaning of death in the journey of life." Conversation is facilitated by Therese Morrissey, LSCW and based on the national model of Death Cafe.

East Side Women’s Business Network | Women-owned businesses on the East Side of Madison use the space for periodic meetings and networking. Contact Dr. Cheema to learn more.

MNA Membership Committee | This committee is part of the Marquette Neighborhood Association and meetings are open to members of the public. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

GAWBA Board Meeting | Greater Williamson Area Business Association holds quarterly meetings that are open to members. 

Willy Street Chamber Players Community Advisory Committee | The mission of the WSCP is to represent, inspire, and enrich Madison's vibrant East Side by forging community partnerships and presenting excellent, innovative, and accessible performances of chamber music. The advisory committee meets on an ad hoc basis.

Writer’s Meet-up | Write-ins are one of ArtLitLab's core programs, providing writers with dedicated time for writing along with quiet companionship every fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM. Just bring your pen, pencil, paper, laptop, and ideas. A $3-5 donation helps cover cost of tea, coffee, wi-fi, and light snacks. Questions? Contact us at literature@artlitlab.org.