I MEAN, THAT’S KIND OF A PERSONAL QUESTION, but sure. We’re Volume One (makers of this handy guide) and we’re here to help make your time in Eau Claire as awesome as possible. Here’s some of what we do:

Volume One Magazine

Every two weeks we make a magazine that’s full of news, arts, culture, and plenty of events in the coming weeks. You can pick up the new issue every other Wednesday around campus and at coffee shops, restaurants, stores, and a ton of other places around the area.


On top of all that stuff in the mag, you can check us out on your favorite digital device for more event listings, more photos, and just generally more awesomeness. We also have local guides and resources (like for restaurants and bars) that’ll help you quickly learn more about the area.

Volume One Events

We’re always putting on our own events, like the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series, which brings 1,500+ people to Phoenix Park on summer Thursdays for live music; Chalkfest, our chalk art festival on UWEC’s campus mall; and Food Truck Fridays, which brings good eats to Phoenix Park.

The Local Store

Our retail wing of Volume One is The Local Store – 205 N. Dewey St., or online at thelocalstore.org. We have tons of gifts, T-shirts, postcards, and the like all about Eau Claire, the Chippewa Valley, and Wisconsin. We recently expanded to include even more awesome local stuff!