Best Public Art Installation (non-gallery)

The undeniable talent of artists near and far are on display as part of the Sculpture Tour Eau Claire, which this year features 40 works of art scattered along Eau Claire’s streets for passersby to enjoy. It’s no wonder this accessible installation took first place among readers for the eighth consecutive year. Artisan Forge Studios (1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire) is artfully vibrant, inside and out. In front, massive sculptures are poised for drivers and visitors to appreciate, while vibrant murals adorn the side of the structure, earning the venue second place. Coming in third is the Eaux Claires Baroque Sculpture, a sculptural structure of wire mesh meant to resemble a pipe organ, which was donated to the community by the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival. — Taylor Reisdorf