Library Seeks Entries for Artswest40

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

Chippewa Valley artists have no excuse not to submit their creations to ArtsWest, the annual juried art show sponsored by the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library: In celebration of the show’s 40th year ...

The Joy of Writing

Sound and Stories series returns with some holiday magic

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018  |  Rayna DeJongh

Chippewa Valley Writer’s Guild Sound and Stories Series is back with Joy to the World at the Pablo Arts Center, Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7pm. The sold-out show will feature a collaboration of sounds from The Ukulele Klub ...

Blue Angels Will Return in 2020

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

The 2020 Chippewa Valley Air Show is a go, and it’s got a commitment from the U.S. Navy’s legendary Blue Angels demonstration squadron. The F-18 flight team, which performed at last summer’s Chippewa Valley Air Show as well ...

Triple Play

three EPs make up Nick Anderson and the Skinny Lovers’ new record

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018  |  Broc Seigneurie

If you’ve been paying attention to the music scene around Eau Claire, chances are you’ve heard of Nick Anderson and the Skinny Lovers. The power trio rose from the ashes of local rock act Granite Rose ...

A Fugue Good Men

Orenda Fugue’s latest is a thank you to a supportive, friendly music scene

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018  |  Tori Johnson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire band Orenda Fugue will perform its new album, Revel, at a free show at the Mousetrap on Dec. 15. We’re Wolves will start the evening off around 9pm, followed with a performance ...

Three Bold Ideas for State Street

the city is talking about roundabouts, but we can try something even wilder

Thu. Dec. 13th, 2018  |  Laura Buchholz

State Street will likely be closed for a time next summer and fall, and the time to start making your contingency plans is now. As a homeowner on the majestic artery itself, the thought of State Street torn up for months ...

On the Cover | Dec. 12, 2018

learn more about our current cover art from Heidi Johnson

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018

“The Universe is an exploration of energy, line, physicality, spirituality, and physics. It is inspired by my belief that only the spiritual realm existed before the spark of spacetime ...

Opening Shot | Dec. 12, 2018

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018  |  photos by Taylor Smith

THAT’S THE WAY THE COOKIE RIPS IT UP. On Friday, Nov. 30, the Clearwater Winter Parade kicked off with a fireworks display from the Grand Avenue bridge followed by the parade on Grand Avenue and First Avenue. This year’s theme was “How Sweet It Is.”

At the Table and on the Walls

Pablo exhibit features work by female artists from the Chippewa Valley

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018  |  Abby Norton

The Pablo Center at the Confluence is currently hosting “A Seat at the Table,” an exhibit composed of art created by women in the Chippewa Valley. Featured artists include Lori Chilefone, CJ Connor, Christina Loew ...

A Heart for Family, Community

Councilman Michael Xiong gives back to the city that welcomed him 34 years ago

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, video by Joel Pearish

Eight daughters aged 6-27, a grandson, and a loving wife are the reason why Michael Xiong, who has served on the Eau Claire City Council as an at-large representative since 2013, will not pursue a third term of service come April.

Rolling Out a Tire Museum

Banbury Place will house gallery dedicated to Uniroyal history

Wed. Dec. 12th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Chippewa Valley Museum

What was once one of the largest tire factories in the United States – the 2 million-square-foot former Uniroyal Goodrich plant on the banks of the Eau Claire River – will finally have a dedicated museum space showcasing its 100-year history ...

Sciurus Carolinesis

Fri. Dec. 7th, 2018  |  Max Garland

It’s hopeless how she loves this life. // The gray squirrel digs a small moon’s // worth of craters in the yard. // Some she fills, some leaves open ...