The Sound Is Global, the Venue Is Metro

hip-hop legend Wyclef Jean brings Caribbean pulse to Eau Claire

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Bonni Knight

We interrupt the steady drip of local music Eau Claire’s been listening to on repeat and present you with a mighty disruption: Wyclef Jean. Eau Claire, known for its great affection for all things local is ...

Eau Claire Celebrates Haiti

authentic meal, coffee sales, Wyclef show raise awareness of the island

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Bonni Knight

On January 11, Donald Trump made an unkind remark about Haiti. It was one day after the eighth anniversary of an earthquake that wreaked unimaginable devastation on that country’s capital ...

Miss United States Wisconsin Comes to Valley

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Self-confidence, determination, resilience, compassion, hard work, good health, and education are the qualities that will be crowned in the Miss United States Wisconsin Pageant, scheduled for April 20-21 ...

Family-Friendly Triple Play

Children’s Museum, Chippewa Valley Museum, and Beaver Creek team up with shared membership

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A new collaboration among three Chippewa Valley destinations – The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, Beaver Creek Reserve, and The Chippewa Valley Museum – will make it easier and more cost effective ...

Opening Shot | April 4, 2018

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018  |  photos by Joel Pearish

WINDOWS TO THE FUTURE. The floor-to-(almost)-ceiling windows in the main art gallery of the Pablo Center at the Confluence overlook the Chippewa River. The gallery is just one of the many airy spaces to be found within the new art center, which is slated to open September 22.

On the Cover | April 4, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Jan Killian

Thu. Apr. 5th, 2018

“I love color and alcohol ink is color! I am having so much fun working with this fluid medium which is unpredictable and exciting. My painting style continues to grow as I create techniques for painting with ink and combining it with other mediums ..."

Prex Claires 2018 Lineup Unleashed

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018  |  V1 Staff, photos by Luong Huynh

Today Blugold Radio released plans for 2018's 'Prex Claires' festivities, set for Thursday, July 5, revving things up for the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival on July 6-7. Last year saw the first installment of Prex Claires, inviting music lovers – both local and from out-of-town – into downtown Eau Claire.

The Finest on the Vine

the top three local wineries from our 2018 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018  |  Emilee Wentland, photos by Lee Butterworth

Whether you’re a wine expert or more of a novice, each of these winemakers are sure to have something you’ll be interested in. These wineries were voted the Best of the Chippewa Valley in Volume One’s 2018 ...

Panel to Explore Eau Claire Arts Revolution

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018  |  Barbara Arnold

How did Eau Claire became the cool arts, music, and cultural capital it is today? Where is it heading as it serves as a role model for other cities seeking to verve up? These will be topics of conversation at ...

Making a Big Racket

new Menard Tennis Center will help sport grow, Eau Claire YMCA says

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey, photos by Branden Nall

Menard isn’t familiar to you, he should be: He’s the founder of the Eau Claire-based home improvement store chain that bears his name, a business that has made him Wisconsin’s wealthiest man. And while he’s well known for ...

How Louis Became My Lover

Wed. Apr. 4th, 2018  |  Candace Hennekens

Perhaps it began upstairs // at the Dover Street house. // My sisters and I and a pile of old ‘78’s // Dad bought from some dumpy bar // in some po-dunk town. // Forty records for five dollars. ...

Imitation Crab

Mon. Mar. 26th, 2018  |  Katie Vagnino

With practice you can learn to spot a fake – / sloppy sleight of hand, or a smile too slick / gives it away. The truth is what we make ...

From Stories to Sammies

Erbert and Gerbert’s – launched in Eau Claire – celebrates 30 years of success and sandwiches

Wed. Mar. 21st, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A trip out of town doesn’t mean you can’t eat local! With more than 100 locations in 16 states, Erbert and Gerbert’s is a good bet for a taste of the Valley when you’re far from home ...