Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Arcadia Hearts the Arts

Ashley for the Arts returns with top name talent

Barbara Arnold, photos by Luong Huynh

Ashley For The Arts brings the summer heat.
Ashley For The Arts brings the summer heat.

Where can you spend $10 for three days of world-class entertainment, art and crafts, and family fun while benefiting countless charities? Answer: At the Ashley for the Arts festival, about an hour from Eau Claire in Arcadia, on the weekend of Aug. 11-13. The festival is held at Arcadia’s majestic  54-acre Memorial Park – known for its Soldiers Walk, one of the country’s most impressive war memorials – and features four stages: the main stage on a grass-covered lawn, the Amphitheater, Pavilion, and Air Park. Headliner acts this year include Chicago (yes, THE Chicago), American Authors, X Ambassadors, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, LOCASH, and High Valley. Local and regional performers include Them Coulee Boys, The Memories, The Mondays, Hope Country, The Last Revel, Johnny Holm Band, The River Benders & Big River Radio Wave, and Tyler Lyle. Spearheaded by the Wanek family – founders and owners of Ashley Furniture Industries –  Ashley for the Arts,  now in its seventh year,  raised approximately $300,000 last year from event proceeds for its beneficiaries, which include children’s charities, medical research, and community organizations, including participating schools. Tickets are only available at the gate. Bring your lawn chair, and stay a while.

Ashley for the Arts • Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 11-13 • Memorial Park, Arcadia • $10 for a three-day pass (tickets only available at the gate) • ashleyforthearts.com • Twitter: @AshleyfortheArt • Find it on Facebook

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.