9am-9pm Sat. Apr. 28
Join us Volume One and The Local Store as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with sales on our books and storewide! Receive 15% off your entire purchase when you buy any book all day AND stop by the gallery to catch some local authors reading and signing throughout the day. Visits from Priscillaemae Olson, BJ Hollars, Molly Patterson, David Tank, Brian Blakeley, and Chippewa Valley Local Authors Group.
10-11am Sat. Apr. 28
Join us on Independent Bookstore Day for a reading with local author Priscillamae Olson. Olson's gripping personal stories, thought - provoking quotations, and moving original poems that allow silenced voices to vent their anguish, are interlaced throughout the book as well as bridges of techniques, discussion, instruction, and recommended resources.
4-5pm Tue. May. 1
Chippewa Valley Tours will provide locals and tourists the opportunity to experience food history and culture in the Chippewa Valley. Our first tour will be the Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour. This is a guided, walking tour of the downtown food and beverage scene that will also provide our guests with a history of the area. It's the perfect mix of food, culture and fun!
9am-9pm Fri. May. 4
Every First Friday of each month, Downtown Eau Claire business stay open late and offer special deals. This Friday, 15% off your entire purchase when you buy any art.
6:30-8:30pm Fri. May. 4
This show is a journey through nearly two years of Gabriel's work. A couple of pieces were made with this show specifically in mind such as “Untitled IV," which has been in and out of the studio during the last two years, but finished when Fabe was presented with the opportunity to display in the V1 Gallery. From start to finish, “Untitled IX” was built to be shown at Volume One.
7pm Sat. May. 5
Join Eau Claire singer-songwriter Parker Reed in the Volume One Gallery for his first show featuring Zachary Schreiber on guitar. Opening the show are local favorites from Dissonant Mind, Clayton & Konnor.
7pm Tue. May. 8
Ruth Rankin and Caroline Akervik are sisters, friends and local coauthors. They share a love of good cheese and Young Adult Fiction. Join them to read and discuss their new Young Adult Science Fiction Novel, Halcyon: A Sentinel Novel.
7pm Thu. May. 10
Join Hollars for a reading and conversation from his new book, The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders. In the summer of 1961, riders--both black and white--boarded interstate buses to test a pair of Supreme Court rulings related to interstate travel.
7pm Fri. May. 11
Opening Doors examines the role and impact of a community-based organization in helping working class immigrant families navigate and negotiate their multiple worlds. Wong will read from the book, take questions, and sign copies. Anjela Wong is Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she teaches courses in anti-oppressive and culturally relevant education.
1pm Sun. May. 13
This three-part event features both modern dance and writing. Each portion begins with a dance performance set to the words of local author BJ Hollars. Following each performance will be a discussion of the creative process, the artistic product, as well as how dance relates to Eau Claire's creative economy. Discussion will be open to questions from the audience.
7pm Tue. May. 15
Come listen, participate, engage, question, and explore the concept of creativity in Education with local Eau Claire Educators. See how creativity is fostered in schools and what the educators consider when making decisions to provide engaging learning experiences for students.
7-8pm Wed. May. 16
Learn several techniques for bringing your writing to life in full color. Sometimes toying with a variety of creative pursuits can entice the muses to show up in interesting ways. Experiment, play, and paint with words in the company of your fellow word nerds in this one hour workshop led by UWEC grad and self published author, Amanda Zieba.
7pm Thu. May. 17
Join Derick Black, Savannah Shaurette, and Ken Szymanski for an album-length performance of interwoven stories and songs. Think fun but not frivolous; sad but not depressing; artistic but not pretentious. These are simply the tales and rhythms that would make good company on the late-night highway home.
6:30-10am Tue. Jun. 5
Free coffee from Soul Brewed Coffee, light breakfast items from SHIFT, visit with local bike advocacy groups, get a basic bike safety check. Special offers from The Local Store and Chippewa Valley Family. Come for the height of the party at 7:30am.
5-7pm Wed. Jun. 6
Provide your input on the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan for Eau Claire County, as well as Dunn and Chippewa Counties. Hosted by the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. Arrive at 5pm so you can also join the ride for Bike to Baseball.
5:30pm Wed. Jun. 6
Meet-up and ride to an Eau Claire Express Baseball game vs. the Bismarck Larks at Carson Park. Participating riders must join the ride from the Local Store in order to receive a special offer. Sponsored by: Eau Claire Express.
7pm Tue. Jun. 12
Come out for an intimate evening of music from local singer-songwriters, Micah Ryan and Andy Hanson, who are teaming up with Minneapolis-based indie-folk duo Syvers. Musings generated on the midwest plains of processing and an introspective taste of the human experience, these artists contemplate the dance of dark and light amidst a flickering backdrop of grey.
7pm Tue. Jun. 26
Discover the Wisconsin musicians that made jazz great in the Badger State and around the world with Ripon College music professor Kurt Dietrich. He will share stories of swing-era big band leaders, legendary singers, contemporary jazz rock artists (like Sue Orfield) and hot jazz spots.