1-2pm Sat. Apr. 29

Color Eau Claire - Coloring Workshop & Book-Signing

Participants will learn tips and techniques for adding color and detail to adult coloring books from Eau Claire illustrator and creator of Color Eau Claire, Patricia A. Hawkenson. RSVP by e-mail. Book signing opportunity follows the workshop until 4pm. 15% off coloring book purchases during the book-signing event.

7pm Wed. May. 3

Short Story Workshop: Author Amanda Zieba

Attending writers will work to craft a short story, starting with idea generation and working all the way to publication options. Specific focus and attention will be paid to the story elements of character, setting, and conflict. Bring a laptop or favorite notebook and pen for a fun evening of writing.

9am-9pm Fri. May. 5

First Fridays at the Local Store

Every First Friday of each month, Downtown Eau Claire business stay open late and offer special deals. This Friday, buy one, get one HALF OFF all V1 art!

6:30-8:30pm Fri. May. 5

Artist Reception: "We Are Stardust" (Wanrudee Buranakorn and Jyl Kelley)

“We Are Stardust” features photographs and video displays by local artists Wanrudee Buranakorn and Jyl Kelley. Together, their works offer a vision of the mystical harmonies of light in shadow, earth in the heavens, and the elemental self. Light refreshments available.

6:30pm Sun. May. 7

Aaron Draplin: Nationally Renowned Designer

Aaron Draplin, the king of contemporary design, will give an exclusive 90-minute design talk. Draplin designed the logo for the Eaux Claires Festival. Draplin is currently on a national tour for his memoir/manual hybrid "Pretty Much Everything", an ingenious mid-career survey filled with insider knowledge and Draplin’s signature wit. This is a don't-miss event for any aspiring designer.

7pm Thu. May. 11

The Art of the Interview: Listening, Reporting, and Meeting a Deadline

How do you find the heart of a human story? To get to the bottom of the hard-to-find truth? Join veteran Leader-Telegram reporters Julian Emerson, Dan Lyksett and Eric Lindquist as they offer tips and tricks for writing nonfiction, uncovering the story, and most of all, forging professional relationships with subjects.

7pm Sat. May. 13

Boats & Bridges CD Release Show

Boats & Bridges is a five piece rock band that formed in Eau Claire during the fall of 2015. Join them for a special show in the V1 gallery to celebrate the release of their debut CD, Aloof. Members include Dan Colburn, Andy Colburn, Anders Nelson, Robbie Weisshaar and Will Linstrom. Boats & Bridges has played many venues in the Eau Claire Area including the House of Rock, The Plus, The Mousetrap, and Volume One.

7-8:30pm Tue. May. 16

Writing for Exposure: Why Writers Need to Get Paid for Communities to Flourish

Discussions of creativity and commerce are confusing, controversial, and somehow still taboo. Writers are taught to “do it for the love” but what happens when they need to pay the bills? Local writers and poets consider the topic of commerce and creativity in writing. Guests include author and professor BJ Hollars, Mike Paulus of Volume One, and more.

7pm Thu. May. 18

Eau Claire Music School's Songwriters in the Round

Join local musicians in a supportive setting in the Local Store gallery to develop your craft by sharing your songs and the stories behind them. Fuel your inspiration by interacting with other artists. Hosted by Deirdre Jenkins, a longtime singer/songwriter in the Nashville music scene. Sponsored by the Eau Claire Music School.

6-8pm Fri. May. 19

Book Release & Reading: Transnational/Turn

Join local Eau Claire poets as they read from their works, including José Felipe Alvergue’s new book precis (Omnidawn 2017). He'll be joined by Sheikh Jammeh and Emilio Taiveaho who will discuss personhood, identity, race, lineage, globalization, and trasnationalism.

7-8:30pm Sat. May. 20

Steve Szydel Performance: Re-release of Fairchild

Join Steve Szydel for a performance in celebration of his latest run of his CD, Fairchild. This album is dedicated to his son, Seth, born with Down syndrome who we lost a couple years ago. Some proceeds will go to a wonderful program: Special Kids Day of Chippewa Falls. Please come out and enjoy this special evening of music.

7-9pm Tue. Aug. 8

The Keith/Larson Duo: Madness & Memories

The concert showcases Argentinean tangos, Japanese soundscapes, and breathtaking new music by emerging American composers. Described as “sophisticated musicians with a deeply authentic commitment to contemporary music,” the Keith/Larson Duo brings their technical precision and musicality to Eau Claire for one night only.

7-8:30pm Sun. Aug. 20

Singer/Songwriters of the Chippewa Valley: Young to Old

Join us at The Local Store and hear from three area songwriters as they share their experiences and stories of songwriting. You'll hear from the "old" guy, Steve Szydel, with two young guns Jackson Taylor and Sage Learyas as well as two other up and coming local musicians from the area. Bring your pad and pencil and take notes.

Interested in hosting either a private or public event at The Local Store & Volume One Gallery?

Email localstore@volumeone.org(localstore (at) volumeone [d0t] org,) for details.