MARQUETTE — The cozy little studio on the corner of West Ohio Street was founded by Madeline Goodman in the fall of 2018. Since then, Madgoodies Studio has grown, and Madeline’s passion for art—and her passion for the people who create it—have made quite an impact on the Marquette community.
Madeline moved to Marquette about 8 years ago. She and her two sisters attended Northern Michigan University. That’s where Madeline earned her BFA in Metalsmithing.
“I graduated in May 2018 and had a crazy dream of opening up my own shop,” said Madeline. “So I opened the shop in September 2018.”
While Madeline always loved creating jewelry, she found a new love for showcasing the art of others in her community. She says that art is a beautiful way of bringing people together.
“It helps grow the community as a whole,” Madeline explained. “Also all the events that the Arts & Culture Center and the DDA put on, all of those events help bring the community together and they also bring people into town.”
And that’s what it’s all about for Madeline—community. She uses her time and talents to promote area artists and their work. She even invests in art students at her alma mater by giving them some real–world art experience and pushing them to be the best that they can be.
“I want to make a positive impact,” said Madeline. “I want to give back to the community as much as possible and also help Northern students and the local art scene.”
Some of the benefits Madeline will receive from the Tom Baldini Scholarship include attendance to this year’s Professional Development Conference and a year–long membership with Connect Marquette. The scholarship recognizes the impact of Marquette residents on their community, and it is intended to further their leadership abilities and local engagement.
As for the future of Madgoodies Studio, Madeline says while she isn’t giving away any specifics just yet, she aims to have even more of an impact than she already does.
“I want to give back more to the community,” Madeline said. “I have a lot of things up my sleeve that will be unveiled this year, so stay tuned!”
You can learn more about Madgoodies Studio by visiting the official website or Facebook page.