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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.

Thursday, May 18 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Creative Communities Gallery Walk

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The May 18 CREATIVE COMMUNITIES GALLERY WALK will be the first of its kind, celebrating 9 Eau Claire galleries, and the outdoor Sculpture Tour.

Running from 4 – 8pm, galleries include:

  • 200 Main
  • Galaudet Gallery
  • Tangled Up in Hue
  • Main Street Gallery
  • L.E. Phillips Library Gallery
  • Oxbow Gallery Lounge
  • Janet Carson
  • Volume One
  • Red's Mercantile

Walking guides and information will be available as you stroll through our beautiful galleries, while enjoying this year's new sculptures on the streets of downtown. Many events are featured in the galleries, including a journal/sketchbook class, discussion on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a songwriters’ workshop and stories of building a woodworking business by Tim Brudnicki. Watch for the green and purple balloons to signify participating galleries!


Thursday May 18, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Downtown's South & North Barstow Districts

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