SOME PEOPLE SEE ART EVERYWHERE
and in Eau Claire that’s actually not that hard. The city is littered with public art on city streets, in parks, and in local galleries and businesses. Whether you’re looking to expand your mind or just get a little inspiration, here’s where to go:
Galaudet Gallery618 S. Farwell St.
What you’ll see: Touring fine art, local artists
Foster Gallery121 Water St. (Haas Fine Arts)
What you’ll see: Touring shows, student & faculty art
EC Public Library400 Eau Claire St.
What you’ll see: Local artists, collaborative shows
Janet Carson Gallery316 Eau Claire St.
What you’ll see: Regional fine and modern art
Tangled Up in Hue505 S. Barstow St.
What you’ll see: Local arts/ crafts, usable art
Volume One Gallery205 N. Dewey St.
What you’ll see: Local prints, posters, & fine art
Sculpture Tour Eau Claire
The Sculpture Tour Eau Claire brings a new set of sculptures to Eau Claire every year, with dozens lining Water Street, Barstow Street, and other locations downtown. The tour generally runs year-round and favorite sculptures are purchased by the city or local businesses to stay here in town.
Find out more at SculptureTour.org.
Banbury Art Crawl
Every year the Banbury Art Crawl features scores of local artists who gather in the old tire factory to show off their goods. The artisans bring everything from paintings and sculptures to furniture and home goods. Usually the event takes place in February.
Learn more at BanburyArtCrawl.org.
There’s a small, hidden art gallery on Water Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets. You can get the key by asking at The Joynt, 322 Water St.