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:

Volume One Gallery

Galaudet Gallery

618 S. Farwell St.
What you’ll see: Touring fine art, local artists

Foster Gallery

121 Water St. (Haas Fine Arts)
What you’ll see: Touring shows, student & faculty art

EC Public Library

400 Eau Claire St.
What you’ll see: Local artists, collaborative shows

Janet Carson Gallery

316 Eau Claire St.
What you’ll see: Regional fine and modern art

Tangled Up in Hue

505 S. Barstow St.
What you’ll see: Local arts/ crafts, usable art

Volume One Gallery

205 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.

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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.

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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.