Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Altoona Mayor Called Champion of the Arts

V1 Staff

Altoona Mayor Brendan Pratt will receive a statewide award for arts advocacy later this month. Pratt, who was elected mayor in 2016, will be honored with an Arts in the Community Award by Arts Wisconsin on Oct. 24 in Green Bay. The organization called Pratt “an enthusiastic champion of the arts as a means for civic engagement, placemaking, and community investment.” Arts Wisconsin cited Pratt’s advocacy for “artful design” in the creation of the public spaces in Altoona’s River Prairie development, including city investment in a major sculpture, “Nexus at River Prairie”; his support and fundraising for three free concerts series at River Prairie; and his backing of continued integration of art into the park, including a partnership with the school district that led to the creation of houses for birds, toads, and even fairies! Arts Wisconsin presents the Arts in the Community Awards in partnership with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Learn more at artswisconsin.org.

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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.