January 20 2017

Tue. Mar. 28th, 2017

Peg Lauber

The closer I get to home, / the rarer the air gets as I / run and stumble, the sirens / winding up and down. I fling ...

Minnesotans Are Loving Eau Claire for Weekend Getaways

Fri. Mar. 24th, 2017

Mike Paulus, photos by Janae Breunig

More and more, Eau Claire is listed and profiled by publications in Minnesota as a great place for a weekend getaway or a day trip. And now Eau Claire has a two-page spread in the April issue of Minnesota Monthly ...

Feeding Friend-sy

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

our guide to impressing visiting guests when they want to dine out

You know the scenario: Friends or family are visiting from out of town and they want to go out for a bite. Because they’re not from around here, they look to you for suggestions ...

In Baseball, Hope Doesn't Always Spring Eternal

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Luc Anthony

as season opens, it’s hard to imagine Twins or Brewers sticking around until fall

The high temperature was around 60, the sun was shining, and my wife and I spent a Sunday afternoon grilling burgers and eating outside ...

Life in the Slow Lane

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Jane Jeffries

taking a breather from life’s hectic flow allows for more face-to-face time

I’ll admit that I’m old enough to remember the full-service gas station. My mom would drive up to the pump at the DX Station and roll down her window. A man in denim overalls ...

Keep on Fighting

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Kendra Lamer

concert brings the Valley together for cancer research

The inaugural Night For The Night cancer benefit on March 31 at the Metropolis Resort will feature live music performances from some ...

Prehistoric Puppeteering

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Hannah Mumm

animatronic dinosaurs are gonna take over the State stage

Millions of years ago, triceratops and tyrannosaurs roamed the Outback. Plesiosaurs ruled the coastline, and giant insects swarmed through the sky. Today, the only remnants of the countless creatures ...

Five Minutes of Feathery Fury

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

our goofy citywide pillow fight triumphantly returns!

It’s dubbed a “celebration of foolishness,” but it’s no joke: A citywide pillow fight will really be held at 4pm Saturday, April 1, in the courtyard of The Oxbow Hotel ...

Visiting From Nearby

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Barbara Arnold

widely-known local artists open show at 200 Main Gallery

Two nationally recognized artists – David Knowlton (known for his eye-stopping paintings of barns, bridges, and trains) and Julie Seymour ...

Hey Valley Artists: Get Outside and Go Paint!

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Tom Giffey

The hills will be alive with artists May 6-13 during the Fifth Annual GO Paint! Chippewa Valley. Artists will be invited to paint the riverbanks, farms, forests, prairies, and towns within a 10-mile radius ...

Eaux Claires Festival Seeks Artists' Installations

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Hannah Mumm, photos by Luong Huynh

Eaux Claires wants you: Once again, the creative team behind the annual art and music festival is putting out a call for artists. Curators, designers, and creative directors will review all submissions ...

Music Quick Hits | March 2016

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Eric Christenson

A gaggle of UW-Eau Claire jazz students have some big dreams, big ambitions, and big goals of recording and touring behind uber-unique jazz compositions ...

Breaking Free

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

Tom Giffey, photos by Shane Newman

Eau Claire ministry helps inmates express themselves through unique magazine

Flip quickly through an issue of the Pen Project, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d encountered a well-produced zine full of Christian-themed art and literature. There are paintings ...

On the Cover | March 22, 2017

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

learn more about V1's cover art from Joe Maurer

“I’m grateful to have spent a good part of my life studying art. Lately, I’ve being enjoyed Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s work. He works in China and makes art out of everyday things in every medium ..."

Opening Shot | March 22, 2017

Thu. Mar. 23rd, 2017

photos by Tina Ecker

ALL THE WAY TO CITY HALL. This glass ceiling – an original fixture – can be found in Eau Claire’s City Hall (203 S. Farwell St.). Renovations will begin this year to the building’s exterior.

It Hit Her on the Head

Tue. Mar. 21st, 2017

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Serena Wagner

a strange tale of Chinese food and minor head injury

What follows is the true story of one of the more bizarre and oddly poetic moments I have ever experienced in my entire life. It involves Chinese food.

Please Sir, Can We Have Some More?

Tue. Mar. 21st, 2017

Emily Kinzel, photos by Andrea Paulseth

consider yourself at home with ECCT’s take on Oliver!

A wildly classic musical dating back to the 1960s, Oliver! will be performed by Eau Claire Children’s Theatre running from April 6-9 at the State Theatre. Harboring the soul of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist ...

Crocuses in Snow

Tue. Mar. 21st, 2017

Katie Venit

in Wisconsin, the arrival of spring can be a slow process

Sometime around Easter, the cherry trees lining both sides of my mother’s street in Maryland create a gauzy cathedral, easing her from winter into summer. When I was little, I would waltz ...