Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Michael Lundebrek

photographer

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Sharing Their Wheels

city invites bike share businesses to set up shop

Lauren Fisher, photos by Michael Lundebrek

Things might get easier for those considering reducing their car travel this summer, as the City of Eau Claire and the UW-Eau Claire Student Office of Sustainability work together to bring bike sharing to the area ...

Finding Your Tribe

opportunities abound in the close-knit local writing community

Katie Venit, photos by Michael Lundebrek

On a Saturday night in February, I slogged through slush to a celebratory reading, the capstone of the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild’s Weekend Writers Retreat at the Oxbow Hotel. Despite the weather ...

Let’s Ride: Annual Bike Week events celebrate Valley cyclists

Emilee Wentland, photos by Michael Lundebrek

You can get nearly anywhere in Eau Claire on a bike if you have the right skills and ambition. The first step to becoming a frequent biker is getting acquainted with Eau Claire’s bike routes, which is easy during Bike Week, a free week-long celebration of all things cycling ...

Wisconsin Bike Week 2017: Kickoff Party

photos by Michael Lundebrek

Important friends of a bike-friendly Wisconsin were on hand for a party to kick off Wisconsin Bike Week 2017 on Tuesday, June 6 – local bike groups and free coffee from Soul Brewed Coffee greeted commuters and enthusiasts for a morning of biking fun and comradery.

Get in Gear for Bike Week 2017

pedal-powered events include baseball, brewery rides

Katy Macek, photos by Michael Lundebrek

Biking is more than a mode of transportation. It’s a way to explore and connect with the community, and also take things a little easier on the environment ...

Aaron Draplin: Nationally Renowned Designer

photos by Michael Lundebrek

Aaron Draplin, the king of contemporary design, came to Eau Claire for an exclusive 90-minute design talk at the Volume One Gallery at the Local Store on Sunday, May 7th.

Volume One's April Fools' Day Pillow Fight 2017

photos by Andrea Paulseth, Michael Lundebrek

Volume One's Citywide April Fools' Day Pillow Fight returned on April 1, 2017 – to the courtyard of The Oxbow Hotel in downtown Eau Claire, Wis. The pillow fight had been an annual tradition ...

Opening Shot | Jan. 25, 2017

photos by Michael Lundebrek

IN THE KNOW, IN THE SNOW. Area sledding hills may be sloppy and slushy but on Saturday, Jan. 14, the Eau Claire Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department and Eau Claire Fire and Rescue hosted a day of snowy fun at Pinehurst Winter Safety Day with games, sports, free refreshments, and more.

Banbury Art Crawl Draws Together Community

Tom Giffey, photos by Michael Lundebrek

Each year, during the depths of winter, Eau Claire’s Banbury Place becomes of a warm, bustling hub of creativity and community for the Banbury Art Crawl. The hallways and studios of the repurposed ...

Pinehurst Winter Safety Day 2017

photos by Michael Lundebrek

Pinehurst Winter Safety Day emphasizes winter sports safety including proper headgear and equipment, rescue demonstrations, Pinehurst improvement presentations, and other safety information ...

Answering Your Kids' Most Colorful Fall Questions

V1 Staff, photos by Michael Lundebrek

Most of us vaguely remember hearing the word “photosynthesis” at some point in school. But for those who played hooky that day, let’s take a quick refresher course, so we can understand what’s really ...

Opening Shot | June 29, 2016

photos by Michael Lundebrek

RAFT CRAFT AIN’T DAFT. The Chippewa River set the stage for another legendary FATFAR (Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta) on June 26, starting in Chippewa Falls and ending ...

FATFAR 2016

photos by Michael Lundebrek

The Chippewa River set the stage for another legendary FATFAR (Frenchtown Annual Tube Float and Regatta) on June 26, starting in Chippewa Falls and ending ... wherever floaters hit shore, such as Loopy's Grill & Saloon.

Eau Claire Bike Week 2016 Kickoff Event

photos by Michael Lundebrek

Volume One, the Wisconsin Bike Federation, Eau Claire's Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC), Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance (CVTA), Friends of the Chippewa River State Trail, Eau Claire Mobile Bike Repair and other important ...

Putting the 'Clear' Back in 'Clear Water'

a coalition is working to improve the quality of the Eau Claire River – and you can help

Robin Walsh, photos by Michael Lundebrek

This is a story about a city that decided to throw a party down along the river, but forgot to ask if the river was in a party mood ...

Chippewa Valley Easter Egg Hunt 2016

photos by Michael Lundebrek

On Saturday, March 26, the Carson Park saw the 2016 Chippewa Valley Easter Egg Hunt. Hosted by the Chippewa Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, there were separate times for different age groups ...

"Thicket" by Christopher Bartlett

photos by Michael Lundebrek

Thicket is a collection of eleven forest themed photographs captured over the last eight seasons throughout northwest Wisconsin. Christopher has spent the last two years exploring ...

Testing the Limits

from tornadoes to fatherhood, BJ Hollars’ new essay collection focuses on survival

Rob Reid, photos by Michael Lundebrek

In April 2011, B.J. Hollars, his wife, Meredith, and their dog survived an EF-4 tornado by huddling together in a bathtub. To cope with the aftermath of the storm, Hollars wrote ...

Chippewa Valley Writers Guild Launch Night

photos by Michael Lundebrek

UWEC assistant professor and local writer B.J. Hollars shared his vision for the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild on Thursday, February 25 in the Volume One Gallery at The Local Store in downtown Eau Claire.

Banbury Art Crawl 2016

photos by Michael Lundebrek

The work of local artists, artisans, and entertainers came together with art lovers at the 7th Annual Banbury Art Crawl – February 5 and 6 in Eau Claire's Banbury Place.

QUESTION: When a customer-facing business moves out of Banbury Place ...

V1 Staff, photos by Michael Lundebrek

QUESTION: When a customer-facing business moves out of Banbury Place (ie Infinity, Lazy Monk, etc), is it a net-positive because they're growing/expanding OR a net-negative because they're abandoning an historically important downtown building?

Clear Water Comedy Night: Sean White

photos by Michael Lundebrek

Sean White was just listed as one of the top 16 comics in Chicago by Chicago Magazine “with jokes that look misery straight in the eye” and has been performing over 9 years in clubs across three countries. Photos are from his performance at The Plus on Thursday, October 22.

Kayaking the Eau Claire River

photos by Michael Lundebrek

On Sunday, October 11, Volume One photo contributor Michael Lundebrek took to the Eau Claire River and brought along his camera.

Opening Shot | September 2, 2015

photos by Michael Lundebrek

LOOK TO THE WESTERN STACK. Nestled within a green valley, Banbury Place rests alongside the Eau Claire River, as seen from the Hastings Way bridge on a summer evening.

Chalkfest 2015: The Big Day - Part 1

photos by Michael Lundebrek

In 2015, Volume One partnered with UW-Eau Claire to move Chalkfest to its new home on UWEC's beautiful campus mall – on Saturday, August 15 – with over 120 local and regional artists chalking up the college's various sidewalks. The artists worked all day long ...

Chalkfest 2015: Tour All the Entries!

photos by Michael Lundebrek

In 2015, Volume One partnered with UW-Eau Claire to move Chalkfest to its new home on UWEC's beautiful campus mall – on Saturday, August 15 – with over 120 local and regional artists chalking up the college's various sidewalks. This photo gallery shows all of the artists' entries from 2015.