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Michael Bartsch

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Blue Ox Plans Online Show, But In-Person Fest Still Slated for August

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Michael Bartsch

If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to check out the Blue Ox Music Festival this summer, this year is the year for you! “Blue Ox Music Festival: Live From the Pines” is shimmying its way online to broadcast ...

Chippewa Valley Theater Guild: Agatha Christie: A Murder is Announced

photos by Michael Bartsch

An announcement in the local newspaper states the time and place a murder is to occur. What follows is a classic Agatha Christie puzzle with twists and turns, mixed motives and concealed identities that only the amazing Miss Marple can uncover. Photos are from Sunday, Jan 12th at The Grand Theater.

Opening Shot | Nov. 27, 2019

photos by Michael Bartsch

IT’S A ZOO IN THERE. The 3rd Annual UWEC GeekCon took place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at UW-Eau Claire’s Davies Center. GEEKcon is “a celebration of talents, hobbies, and passions, including everything from legos to essential oils, music to video games, and comic books to knitting.”

GeekCon 2019

photos by Michael Bartsch

The 3rd Annual UWEC GeekCon took place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center. GEEKcon is "a celebration of talents, hobbies, and passions, including everything from legos to essential oils, music to video games, and comic books to knitting." There were 50+ vendors, and over ...

Grand Re-Opening: State Theatre and Community Center

photos by Michael Bartsch

Downtown Eau Claire's State Theatre reopened on Friday, October 11 as the State Theatre and Community Center with a ribbon cutting and re-lighting of the historic marquee. The event featured ...

Opening Shot | Aug. 21, 2019

photos by Michael Bartsch

THE LOOK THAT SAYS “BLUEGRASS.” The WHYS Radio Bluegrass Festival returned to Lake Altoona County Park on Saturday, August 17, featuring the Seeger Boys (pictured), Olive Sings, The Lowest Pair, the Root Tappers, Noah John, Woodland Spring, and the No Man’s String Band.

WHYS Radio Bluegrass Festival 2019

photos by Michael Bartsch

The WHYS Radio Bluegrass Festival returned to Lake Altoona County Park on Saturday, August 17, featuring the Seeger Boys, Olive Sings, The Lowest Pair ...

US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship

photos by Michael Bartsch

The world's best carvers created one-of-a-kind sculptures with an award ceremony and auction at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum in Eau Claire's Carson Park August 1-4.

The Kids Are on Wheels

youth cycling program starts ‘em young

Tori Johnson, photos by Michael Bartsch

In 2017, Eau Claire Youth Cycling’s first year, there were 16 members. Two years later they have reached their (current) maximum capacity with 90 members, 38 coaches, and a waitlist.

CORBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

photos by Michael Bartsch

On Saturday, June 8, CORBA hosted a "take a kid mountain biking" day to get kids excited about mountain biking and out on the trails ...

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

photos by Michael Bartsch

The Children's Theatre of Eau Claire staged A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder – the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical – at The Oxford, May 16–19.

2nd Annual Kite Festival

photos by Michael Bartsch

On Sunday, May 5 the 2nd Annual Menomonie Kite Festival took place at Tanglewood Greens in Menomonie. Guests were welcome to bring their own kites or purchase them there for an afternoon of kite flying out on the driving range ...

UWEC Artists Series: Poet Paul Tran

photos by Michael Bartsch

On Thursday evening, May 2, poet Paul Tran performed in the Riverside Theatre at UW-Eau Claire as part of the UWEC Artists Series. Tran is the poetry editor for The Offing, and has published work in Poetry ...

Planetary Jams

Earth Day celebration features music, speakers, more

Gigi Roelant, photos by Michael Bartsch

Get ready to rock out for our very own third rock from the sun. The second annual Jam It For The Planet will be taking place April 23 at The Plus in downtown Eau Claire. People of all ages can come together ...

Art Reception: Corrugated Sculptures by Ray Kaselau

photos by Michael Bartsch

On Friday, September 6 an artist reception for Ray Kaselau took place at the Volume One gallery featuring animals, masks, and abstract themes explored in form and surface through paper mache constructions.

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament 2013

photos by Michael Bartsch

The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament returned for the 14th year to First Avenue along the scenic Chippewa River and beautiful Owen Park in Eau Claire. The event took place July 12-14.

Midsommar Celebration

photos by Michael Bartsch

On Saturday, June 15 the Midsommar Celebration took place at the Ager House. Featuring flower crowns, strawberries and cream, free tours, Kubb, Rosemaling sales, crafts for kids, and book sales.

2013 NOTA Book Release Party

photos by Michael Bartsch

Featuring live music from Dexter Wolfe, enjoy food, drinks, buttons, and camaraderie with NOTA contributors in celebration of the release of the 2013 NOTA book. This event took place at the Volume One Gallery on Friday, May 10.

Silhouettes Fashion Show 2013

photos by Michael Bartsch

Clothing that runs the gamut from formal to casual to children’s, all designed by students, hit the runway this week at UW-Stout. The annual Silhouettes Fashion Show showcases original designs by 60 apparel design and development students. Photos are

Irie Sol @The Mousetrap (2-9-13)

photos by Michael Bartsch

On Saturday, February 9, Chippewa Valley/Twin Cities funksters Irie Sol hit the Mousetrap in Downtown Eau Claire.

Erik Christenson Art Reception

photos by Michael Bartsch

Erik Christenson will display his work throughout the month of December at Tangled Up in Hue. Photos are from the reception on Friday, December 7 which included, live music, live glassblowing and in-store specials.

The Heart Pills @The V1 Gallery

photos by Michael Bartsch

Just a few shots from The Heart Pills a-rocking The Volume One Gallery during their Jingle Jams appearance on Friday, November 23.

Pert Near Sandstone & White Iron Band

photos by Michael Bartsch

Minneapolis-based Pert Near Sandstone rejuvenates American stringband music with raw energy; they play tightly-crafted original material that lends itself to the modern audience, as well as being stewards of the old-time and bluegrass traditions. Thi

John Hildebrand Gallery Reading

photos by Michael Bartsch

John Hildebrand is the author of three nonfiction books, the most recent of which is A Northern Front (2005), a collection of essays that previously appeared in such magazines as Harper's, Audubon, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Manoa, and The Missouri

Opening Shot | July 26, 2012

photos by Michael Bartsch

Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool, shooting some b-ball on First Avenue. Eau Claire’s 2012 installment of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament happened up and down First Avenue July 13-15.

2012 Gus Macker Tournament

photos by Michael Bartsch

Eau Claire's 2012 installment of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament happened up and down First Avenue, July 13-15.

Daredevil Christopher Wright album release show

photos by Michael Bartsch

On Friday, June 22 at the Grand Theater, the Daredevil Christopher Wright played an all ages show to celebrate the release of their new album, The Nature of Things. Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps and Prairie Empire opened things up.

Wisconsin drops to #6 best state for bicycling

Mike Paulus, photos by Michael Bartsch

The Wisconsin Bicycle Federation informs us that the great state of Wisconsin has dropped to sixth place in the League of American Bicyclists’ 5th annual rating of the bicycle friendly states. "Sixth out of fifty" sounds none too shabby, but we ...

Kid Tip | Petting Zoo Pictures

Mike Paulus, photos by Michael Bartsch

Petting zoos abound in the summertime, such as the one at downtown Eau Claire’s Summerfest. Kid photo tip: pre-focus – guess where the action is about to happen ...

FATFAR 2011

photos by Michael Bartsch

The Chippewa River set the stage for another legendary FATFAR (Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta) on June 19, starting in Chippewa Falls and ending where ever ya hit shore.

Farms to Plow East Coast

Trevor Kupfer, photos by Michael Bartsch

Come July, Ben Larson and Andy Todryk will be taking their loud prog-rock out of the home and out to the East Coast.

Eau Claire Triathlon

first-ever local endurance event may become an annual happening

Bailey Berg, photos by Michael Bartsch

On June 13, Eau Claire will host its first sprint distance triathlon. This new event, aptly titled Eau Claire Triathlon.

The House Show Redefined

loud prog-rockers Farms host sleepover party shows

Trevor Kupfer, photos by Michael Bartsch

Attendees are invited to enjoy the likes of Farms, Feathe, The Heart Pills, and Vacation Dad, and bring along stuff to dip in the 20 pounds of nacho cheese they have on hand ...

Low @Stout

photos by Michael Bartsch