Taylor Smith


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Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

Sketches, Sculptures, & Now Wine at 200 Main

Catey Leonardson, photos by Taylor Smith

Just off of Graham Avenue tucked away on the corner is the quaint 200 Main – a charming art gallery that invites whoever is looking for a place to revel in art without restrictions.

5th Annual Gatsby's Gala

Wed. Nov. 14th, 2018

On Friday, Nov. 9 the 5th Annual Gatsby's Gala took place in the Davies Center at UWEC. The gala takes attendees back to the roaring '20s with the sights and sounds of the era and features ...

Thu. Oct. 4th, 2018

A Samhain Celebration

Lauren Fisher, photos by Taylor Smith

pumpkin-carving, mask-making, and honoring the dead

Fall Foliage Farm & Food Tour

Mon. Oct. 1st, 2018

As part of Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week 2018, Volume One organized the first ever "Fall Foliage Farm & Food Tour" on Saturday, September 29 ...

Mon. Sep. 24th, 2018

Opening Shot | Sept. 19, 2018

photos by Taylor Smith

TOWER OF POWER. In case you didn’t know by now, Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area is a 707-acre unit of the Wisconsin state park system near Menomonie. A network of trails provides access to wooded hills, prairie, and wetlands – and a 60-foot observation tower.

Oktoberfest 2018 at Lazy Monk Brewing

Sun. Sep. 23rd, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 22 , Lazy Monk Brewing held their annual Oktoberfest featuring German food, Hammerschlagen, Oktoberfest bingo, and barrel rolling, as well as live music, a variety of vendors, and more. This event will also take place on Saturday, September 29 ...

Swallow: A Solo Exhibition by Claire Kays

Mon. Sep. 10th, 2018

Swallow is a collaboration between print and sculptural objects from Claire Kayser – a local artist and studio art graduate from UW-Stout with concentrations in metalsmithing and sculpture. Shallow opened on Thursday, Sept. 6 at Ambient Inks on Water Street in Eau Claire ...

A Real Super Time: A Post-Superhero Play

Tue. Aug. 14th, 2018

Staged at The Grand Theatre in August, A Real Super Time features superheroes who have lost their powers and are trying to get them back. (And they're not very good at it.) Written and directed by Logan Toftness, produced by the Speck of Dust theatre company.

Thu. Aug. 9th, 2018

Opening Shot | Aug. 8, 2018

photos by Taylor Smith

TROLLING ON HALF MOON LAKE. Hosted by Hope in the Valley and Mayo Clinic Health System, the annual Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival promotes teamwork as it raises funds for cancer services. The 2018 installment took place Aug. 4 ...

Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival 2018

Mon. Aug. 6th, 2018

The annual Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival is an action-packed day promoting community wellness and teamwork as it raises funds to support hospice services. The 2018 installment took place on August 4 at Half Moon Beach, with over 40 teams paddling sleek, Hong Kong-style dragon boats ...

Ren in the Glen: Preview at Chippewa River Distillery

Sun. Jul. 15th, 2018

To promote the 7th Annual Ren in the Glen (July 28 & 29, Glenwood City) Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. (in Chippewa Falls) hosted a preview event on Saturday, July 14. The kid-friendly event included sword fighting and arious Ren in the Glen entertainers.

2nd Annual Family Day in Downtown

Tue. Jul. 3rd, 2018

The 2nd Annual Family Day in Downtown took place in Eau Claire's Phoenix Park on Saturday, June 30. Activities included live music, sports, demonstrations, vendors, and a family fun zone.

An Evening with Andrea Swensson

Mon. Jun. 25th, 2018

Andrea Swensson is a radio host on The Current, a music journalist, and author of Got To Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound – a Minnesota National Book Award winner. Dotters Books hosted the writer for a talk at Kgam Studio ...

Impressions by Ryan Kann @Ambient Inks

Thu. Jun. 14th, 2018

Ryan Kann is a local artist born in Rice Lake, Wis. who currently resides in Eau Claire. Kann attended UW-Eau Claire where he received his BFA in photography. Kann's background includes photography, painting, printmaking, woodworking and other medias. His show Impressions opened at Ambient Inks ...

Eau Claire Triathlon 2018

Mon. Jun. 4th, 2018

The annual Eau Claire Triathlon includes a swim in Half Moon Lake, a bike ride through the rolling hills of western Wisconsin countryside, and a run through historic Carson Park ...

Wed. May. 16th, 2018

Opening Shot | May 16, 2018

photos by Taylor Smith

THEY BOTH FELT IT. Staged by the Eau Claire Children’s Theater at The Oxford theater, Avenue Q is “part flesh, part felt and all heart.” The show (which is meant for mature audiences) won of the Tony “Triple Crown” in 2004 for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Shows remain on May 17, 18, and 19.

ECCT Presents: "Avenue Q"

Sun. May. 13th, 2018

Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and all heart ...

Derby Day 2018 at The Lakely

Mon. May. 7th, 2018

On Saturday, May 5, The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely held their second annual Derby Day event complete with fun derby fashion, mint juleps, kubb, snacks, and televised coverage of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. Prizes were awarded for the best outfits.