Visual Art

[PHOTOS] ColorBlock Makes Progress With New Downtown Murals

this year's theme is 'Progress' to mark the revitalization efforts in downtown Eau Claire

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

MAKING PROGRESS. ColorBlock is making a splash in downtown Eau Claire with its second annual mural project. This year’s theme – “Progress” – aligns with ColorBlock’s goal to “inspire visual arts” as well as “revitalize and re-energize parts of downtown that need some love,” according to its website.

Slated muralists include: 

Alexis Olson – “Pride” 
Chanel Harwick – “Racoon on a Hot Brick Wall” 
Caitlyn Kviz – “Share Your Umbrella”
Lillian Hoeschen – "untitled" (hands design)
Jaden Flores – “Facing Face”
Amy Hahn and Trisha Lundin – “Hope is Where the Art Is”

“We want to provide a prompt that is relevant and thought-provoking,” said organizer Kelsey Wenberg, “and open enough to encourage many different interpretations and artistic styles.”

Check out ColorBlock's website to learn more about these colorful new downtown additions. 

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