On Track for Extreme Thunder

Native American horse-racing relay will find home in the Chippewa Valley

Tue. Mar. 19th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Work on a half-mile dirt racetrack will begin in the town of Union late April or early May – the first steps toward Eau Claire becoming the home of the national Extreme Thunder Indian Horse Relay Championship in 2020 ...

How Eau Claire Became a Textbook Example of How Citizens Can Work Together

author and activist Harry Boyte talks about Clear Vision Eau Claire

Wed. Mar. 13th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Taylor Smith

Eau Claire’s Clear Vision initiative – which is currently working on a new 10-year plan for the community – has not only brought about lasting change and increased civic engagement in the Chippewa Valley. It is also now serving as a model for how other communities can involve citizens of all stripes ...

Snow and Behold

this winter has been ... um ... who cares anymore?

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Mike Paulus, illustrated by Michelle Roberts

I believe the weather outside has transcended the physical reality we all share and experience here in northwestern Wisconsin. The weather has escaped its normal confines, and it has clearly invaded ...

The Public Library

an essay by writer Nickolas Butler

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Nickolas Butler

Come inside here, stranger – the doors are open now. You’re safe. It is warm here, in this library. I want you think about that word – warm. I want you to hold it in the palms of your hand like a spark nested ...

An Artful Song

Gallery hosts Hope Greene’s Eau Clair de Lune

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Local artist Hope Greene is bringing her fascination with the infinitely varied natural world to the Volume One Gallery March 8 with the opening of her latest show: “Eau Clair de Lune.” She uses modern ...

The Business of Satire

Menomonie Theater Guild takes on workplace comedy

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Timothy Mather

Follow the story of J. Pierrepont Finch as he faces the perils of being a company man in the Menomonie Theater Guild’s performance of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying this weekend ...

All Things Weird and Wonderful

MidWest WeirdFest screens dozens of films for third year

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Now in its third year, the MidWest WeirdFest is ready to hit the big screen again March 8-10 at Micon Downtown Cinema, 315 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire. With a dozen full-length films, more than 30 shorts ...

Inspiring Alumni Art

Pablo Center exhibit features work by UWEC grads

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Breana Good

Wandering through the UW-Eau Claire Department of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition in the Hanson Gallery of the Pablo Center at the Confluence, you’ll see a variety of installations created ...

Painting a New Path

with your help, Eau Claire artist can bring work to prestigious festival in Italy

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Eau Claire art community is banding together to raise $15,000 to support local artist Eric Lee, who recently received an invitation to display his work at a prestigious international gallery exhibit that runs in partnership with the Venice Biennale in Italy later this year ...

Music Quick Hits | March 2019

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

Chippewa Valley native Johanne Swanson – who makes excellent heart-wrenching tunes as Yohuna – has announced a new album called Mirroring, set to drop via Orchid Tapes on June 7. Now based in Brooklyn, Yohuna has gotten some well-deserved accolades for her first album ...