Jessica Vollmer


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Mon. Nov. 21st, 2016

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

Mon. Aug. 22nd, 2016

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 ...

The 2013 Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

Wed. Aug. 21st, 2013

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

55th Annual Eleva Broiler Festival

Tue. Jun. 4th, 2013

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

Wed. Mar. 6th, 2013

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

Wed. Feb. 13th, 2013

From Canvas to Celluloid

Hope Greene, photos by Jessica Vollmer

new Heyde Center show covers duo of mediums

Bloom: Terry Meyer + Jason Stabenow

Wed. Feb. 6th, 2013

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

Fri. Feb. 1st, 2013

Banbury Art Crawl 2013

Scott Morfitt, photos by Jessica Vollmer

artists’ studios will open to community for annual event

Wed. Sep. 19th, 2012

Rethinking Our Rivers: An Introduction

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

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

Art Cartel: First Annual Dog Art Exhibition

Mon. Sep. 3rd, 2012

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

Tue. Jul. 24th, 2012

A Cut Above

Brett Bachman, photos by Jessica Vollmer

U.S. Chainsaw Sculpture Championships return to EC

2012 U.S. National Kubb Championship

Tue. Jul. 17th, 2012

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 ...

Mon. Apr. 2nd, 2012

Styling Something More

Brittni Straseske, Lauren Kurkowski, photos by Jessica Vollmer

downtown salon offers quarterly art exhibitions

Banbury Art Crawl 2012

Tue. Feb. 7th, 2012

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.

Mon. Jan. 23rd, 2012

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 ...

Eau Claire Zombie Pub Crawl 2011 (Updated!)

Mon. Oct. 17th, 2011

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

Tue. Aug. 9th, 2011

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

Thu. Jun. 9th, 2011

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 ...

Chippewa Valley Roller Girls Season Closer

Wed. May. 4th, 2011

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.

2011 Banbury Art Crawl

Wed. Feb. 16th, 2011

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

Tue. Dec. 21st, 2010

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