Best Public Art Installation (non-gallery)

There’s a lot of cool art to see throughout the Chippewa Valley, but according to our voters nothing is as stunning as the art displayed for Sculpture Tour Eau Claire. The streets of the city are filled with unique pieces, and each year a new one makes its permanent home in town. The Brewing Projekt mural (1807 N. Oxford Ave., Eau Claire) offers a bright spot to the developing Cannery District in Eau Claire. Painted last summer, the mural represents the brewery’s craft beers coming to life – from dream to reality. Commissioned by the Oxbow Hotel for its Artists in Residency program, the mural at Farwell and Galloway streets was painted over the course of a few weeks in 2018 by Chicago artist Molly Z. with the help of her team and several local artists. – Caitlin Boyle