Creative Economy Week has ended
Welcome to Creative Economy Week in Eau Claire!

During Creative Economy Week we’ll shine a spotlight on the strong and growing arts and culture economy in Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley. We want to recognize the efforts and importance of the creative class workers that add to the quality of life we enjoy in Eau Claire.

The creative economy is a powerful engine of growth and community vitality. Together, artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses produce and distribute cultural goods and services that generate jobs, revenue, and quality of life. A thriving cultural sector leads to thriving communities. The arts and culture sector in the U.S. is a $699 billion industry, providing 4.3 percent of the nation’s GDP. This impact drives economic development on the national, state, regional, and local level.

avatar for Jacki Bindl

Jacki Bindl

Jacqueline Renee Jeweler
avatar for Elizabeth de Cleyre

Elizabeth de Cleyre

Dotters Books
avatar for Becca Cooke

Becca Cooke

Red's Mercantile
Owner + Buyer
avatar for Judy Dekan

Judy Dekan

Chippewa Valley Book Festival
avatar for Amber Dernbach

Amber Dernbach

Memorial High School
Theater Teacher & Improv Coach
avatar for Kristen Dexter

Kristen Dexter

Future Owner
avatar for Karen Drydyk

Karen Drydyk

Chippewa Falls Senior High School
English & Communications Teacher
avatar for Nick Endle

Nick Endle

Nick's Wood Shop
avatar for Dean Glenzer

Dean Glenzer

D. Allen Signatures
avatar for Arthur Grothe

Arthur Grothe

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Artistic Director of Theatre
avatar for B.J. Hollars

B.J. Hollars

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Associate Professor of English
avatar for Sarah Hrudka

Sarah Hrudka

Creative Director
avatar for Thomas Gardner III

Thomas Gardner III

Terra Finis/Owl's Hill
avatar for Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson

Artisan Forge Studios
avatar for Sarah Jayne Johnson

Sarah Jayne Johnson

Esjay Copywriting
avatar for Jamie Kyser

Jamie Kyser

Tangled Up In Hue
avatar for Jake Lindgren

Jake Lindgren

Downstage Left
avatar for Dan Lyksett

Dan Lyksett

Writer/Online News Editor
avatar for Elle McGee

Elle McGee

Odd Brand Strategy
Co-Founder & Creative Director
avatar for Julie Pangallo

Julie Pangallo

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire
Executive Director
avatar for Mike Paulus

Mike Paulus

Volume One
Online Editor
avatar for Dale Peters

Dale Peters

City of Eau Claire
City Manager
avatar for Nick Poss

Nick Poss

Eau Claire Music School
Owner & Instructor
avatar for Lindsey Quinnies

Lindsey Quinnies

The Local Store
Manager + Buyer
avatar for Eric Rasmussen

Eric Rasmussen

Barstow & Grand
avatar for Ben Richgruber

Ben Richgruber

Eau Claire Regional Arts
Executive Director
avatar for Al Ross

Al Ross

Wisconsin Public Radio
avatar for Mike Schatz

Mike Schatz

City of Eau Claire
Economic Development Director
avatar for Patti See

Patti See

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Coordinator for Specialized Tutoring
avatar for Ann Sessions

Ann Sessions

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild
Executive Director
avatar for Christy Ann Skuban

Christy Ann Skuban

Christy Ann Skuban Studio
avatar for Serena Wagner

Serena Wagner

Twig Magazine
avatar for Pamela Westby

Pamela Westby

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
avatar for Sarah Willger

Sarah Willger

Token Jewelry