Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Jessica Vollmer


Content By This Contributor:

Helping Teens Plan for the Real World

Katie Larson, photos by Jessica Vollmer

Preparing for the real world isn’t something that a typical eighth grader thinks about. After all, there are so many other day-to-day issues that take precedence, like determining what to do after school or deciding whether or not to post the latest selfie on Instagram ...

Wamfest 2016

photos by Jessica Vollmer

Wamfest is a 3 day event full of ridiculous adult fun at the Wigwam Tavern. First participants were led on a Tiny Tavern Tour of downtown by the Official Wamfest Beer Ambassador which ended in the Parade of Taverns up to the Wigwam ...

It's Time to Get Decadent Again

Decadent Cabaret is back for three days of tributin’

Alex Tronson, photos by Jessica Vollmer

All right. It’s happening again. One of Eau Claire’s biggest, baddest weekends of music is back, and this time it’s three days long. We’re talking about the 36th installment of Decadent Cabaret which begins Thursday, March 5, and goes strong ...

The 2013 Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

photos by Jessica Vollmer

The Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show featured over-the-road semitrucks from across the United States. These show/working trucks competed for awards and prizes in several categories such as paint, mural design, engine, and sleepers. The event took place

Country Jam 2013

photos by Jessica Vollmer

Country Jam 2013 took place in Eau Claire July 18-20.

55th Annual Eleva Broiler Festival

photos by Jessica Vollmer

The 55th Annual Eleva Broiler Festival took place the weekend of June 1st in Eleva. Eleva's population is about 700 people, but their famous charcoal chicken, live entertainment, and Grand Parade draw in crowds of over 10,000 people! Iron Horse Grou

Decadent Cabaret 2013: Saturday Night

photos by Jessica Vollmer

The Eau Claire House of Rock hosted the city's largest local music festival, Decadent Cabaret 2013, across February 28, March 1, and March 2 – with area artists and bands doing cover sets on all three nights. These shots are from Saturday, March

From Canvas to Celluloid

new Heyde Center show covers duo of mediums

Hope Greene, photos by Jessica Vollmer

The Heyde Center for the Arts occupies a grand position overlooking downtown Chippewa Falls. Once a temple to education as McDonell Memorial High School, it now houses the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, providing a needed venue ...

Bloom: Terry Meyer + Jason Stabenow

photos by Jessica Vollmer

Terry Meyer is a self-taught artist in Eau Claire working exclusively in watercolor. With nature as his inspiration, his style gives energy and motion to his subject matter. Eau Claire photographer and local flower designer Jason Stabenow finds his i

Banbury Art Crawl 2013

artists’ studios will open to community for annual event

Scott Morfitt, photos by Jessica Vollmer

One of the single greatest things about the Banbury Art Crawl is that it combines the aesthetics of a metropolitan art crawl with an Eau Claire flair. For the fourth year, art enthusiasts of all types with have the chance on Feb. 8 and 9 to walk ...

Rethinking Our Rivers: An Introduction

a city once defined by its rivers is finally ready to reclaim the waterways and reinvent its identity

Nick Meyer, Trevor Kupfer, Thom Fountain, Kinzy Janssen, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Nick Meyer, Jessica Vollmer

Art Cartel: First Annual Dog Art Exhibition

photos by Jessica Vollmer

On Friday, August 31 the local artist collective The Art Cartel presented dog paintings, with sales benefitting the Eau Claire County Humane Society. The public could vote on their favorite painting. During the art reception, there was live music, so

A Cut Above

U.S. Chainsaw Sculpture Championships return to EC

Brett Bachman, photos by Jessica Vollmer

Wisconsin has a long and storied history as a logging state, built upon years and years of experience in the noble and virtuous pursuit of cutting wood. Some accounts even place Eau Claire as the original birthplace of Paul Bunyan, archetypical ...

2012 U.S. National Kubb Championship

photos by Jessica Vollmer

Seventy-six teams with 260 players from six different states converged upon the Eau Claire soccer fields on July 14 and 15 for the 2012 U.S. National Kubb Championship. The competition boiled down to a final eight teams on the second day, with ...

Styling Something More

downtown salon offers quarterly art exhibitions

Brittni Straseske, Lauren Kurkowski, photos by Jessica Vollmer

Visitors to downtown’s Saylon Seven might notice something different on April 7. The salon is hosting their second quarterly art show. Owner of the salon, Sabrina Spiegel-Kohrs, said her husband, Keith Kohrs, is the one behind the idea. ...

Banbury Art Crawl 2012

photos by Jessica Vollmer

On February 3rd and 4th the 2012 Art Crawl was held at Banbury Place and featured fine and functional art for sale, food, wine tasting, live music and more.

Banbury Art Crawl Returns for Year Three

Emily Haider, photos by Jessica Vollmer

It’s that time of year again and Banbury Place is bustling in preparation for its third Art Crawl, an event where thousands gather to join in celebration for the beloved art works of many fantastic local artists. Developed from ...

Saylon 7 Open House/Art Show

photos by Jessica Vollmer

Saylon Seven's Grand Opening and Art Show took place in downtown Eau Claire on Saturday, January 7.

Eau Claire Zombie Pub Crawl 2011 (Updated!)

photos by Jessica Vollmer, Frank H. Robinson

On Saturday, October 15, a mob of people gathered in downtown Eau Claire's Wilson Park, and by some means or another were transformed into zombies. They later shambled forth, filling the streets (and local taverns) with undead fun.

U.S. Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship

photos by Jessica Vollmer

The U.S. Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship featured four days of competitive chainsaw carving, exhibition carving, barbecue dinner, live music and auctions of carvings, tools and sporting goods.

Eleva Broiler Fest 2011

photos by Jessica Vollmer

The 53rd annual Eleva Broiler Fest with live music and famous charcoal chicken all three days. Other activities included a hot rod burn out, volleyball tournament, kiddie parade, old timer's parade and tractor pull, and a grand parade on ...

The Edge Pub & Eatery

photos by Jessica Vollmer

Some fun was had recently at the Edge Pub & Eatery in Chippewa Falls.

Chippewa Valley Roller Girls Season Closer

photos by Jessica Vollmer

On Saturday, April 30 the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls faced off against the Harbor City Roller Dames, from Duluth/Superior and were defeated 88-180. This was the last bout for the 2010-2011 season.

Dead Dogs @House of Rock

photos by Jessica Vollmer

Dead Dogs CD release at the House of Rock on Water Street in Eau Claire on April 2.

2011 Banbury Art Crawl

photos by Jessica Vollmer

Many regional artists and small businesses participated in the second annual Art Crawl, featuring a full spectrum of works for viewing and sale by area artists. Music, dance and martial arts demonstrations were scheduled, plus wine tasting, live musi

Winter Darkness Poetry Slam

photos by Jessica Vollmer

Infinitea Teahouse served up a little spoken word on Thursday, Dec. 16 with first poetry slam – The Winter Darkness Poetry Slam.

Downtown Trick or Treating 2010

photos by Jessica Vollmer

On Friday, Oct 29 all of the Chippewa Valley was invited to come trick or treating downtown Eau Claire. Photos by Jessica Harrison