Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Chalkfest 2018 Is on the Way

Emilee Wentland

It’s almost time to decorate UW-Eau Claire’s sidewalks with vivid colors and unique designs through chalk art. Every summer, Volume One and UWEC team up to present Chalkfest, a day-long celebration of all things artistic, creative, and, of course, chalk-related. Chalkfest allows local artists to make Wisconsin’s “most beautiful campus” even more beautiful with sidewalk chalk! On Saturday, July 28, artists of all kinds can decorate their own square on the sidewalk. For those not into drawing – or getting covered in chalk dust – the event encourages spectators to come observe, walk around, and enjoy the artwork. After artists are finished making the UWEC sidewalks more colorful, judges pick winners for an assortment of categories. In addition to highlighting art, Chalkfest also features a variety of family-fun activities, such as music, food, and even chalk-related games. Interested artists can register as individuals or groups at volumeone.org/sites/chalkfest. Participants can begin drawing at 8am on July 28 in the UWEC campus mall. The event is open to the public beginning 11am. 

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

Chippewa Valley Technical College

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.