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Sculpture Tour Overcomes Unique Challenges for 10th Season

The coronavirus pandemic and the remnants of an early June tropical storm were among the unusual logistical challenges faced by Sculpture Tour Eau Claire in its effort to install new sculptures to the city’s streets and public spaces this year. Nonetheless, as of June 17 ...

Chippewa Valley Art Gathers Local Works Online

permanent virtual gallery seeks to make art more accessible

The Heyde Center for the Arts is pulling art in a new direction – online – with its permanent virtual art gallery, Chippewa Valley Art ...

With ‘Multidimensional,’ ArtFly Brings Local Art Online

virtual exhibition of Chippewa Valley art runs through June 5

Eau Claire-based pop-up gallery ArtFly has taken art to a new, digital format that can be accessed by a computer or smartphone in the new exhibition “ArtFly: Multidimensional” – ArtFly’s first show in ...

Chalkfest Pivots to Virtual Display, Competition for 2020

participants invited to safely create chalk artwork wherever they are

Since its inception 12 years ago, Chalkfest has been a celebration of creativity spread across concrete canvases – first at downtown Eau Claire’s Wilson Park, and more recently on the UW-Eau Claire campus. Last summer alone ...

Pablo Center’s ARTmobile Takes an Online Detour

children’s art program comes to the Web after COVID-driven closure

For years, the ARTmobile has been a colorful attraction for children and their parents across the Chippewa  Valley, popping up at locations from the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library to Oakwood Mall to Phoenix Park. The roaming program ...

Queering the Conversation

Foster Gallery exhibit examines queer identities in the Midwest

UW-Eau Claire is illuminating often-silenced voices with a new exhibition in the Ruth Foster Gallery. “Midwest Queeritivities” gives a platform to queer artists throughout the region and beautifully showcases a ...

Artists Invited to Muralize Downtown

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire invites artists of all ages and experience levels to submit designs to the first ColorBlock Mural project, which will create a new kind of art gallery in Eau Claire opening in ...

Gehrke’s Long Career the Subject of Library Exhibit

When sculptor, painter, and woodworker Robert Gehrke died last year at age 68, the Chippewa Valley lost one of its longstanding artistic icons. Gehrke, an Eau Claire native, made his living as ...

Wanna Design the New Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Logo?

It might not yet be spring, but the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce is looking ahead to autumn and all its beer-tasting, brat-savoring, nail-hammering excitement. The organizers of Chippewa ...

Bones for Homes

‘doodling’ project grows into art fundraiser

By creating art and using the proceeds from the sales to aid the homeless, Jennifer Hazen is fusing the best of humanity. A mental health counselor by ...

ArtsWest 41 Seeks Submissions from Wisconsin Artists

Calling all Sconnie artists! It’s time to enter Wisconsin ArtsWest 41, the annual juried art show held at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The show is open to all working artists and students age 18 and older ...