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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.

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Saturday, May 13
 

3:00pm

State of our Creative Economy
Kick-off Wisconsin's Creative Economy Week and celebrate the flourishing local creative scene in the Chippewa Valley with an afternoon of conversation and drinks! We'll also be wrapping up Wisconsin's Economic Development Week!

Representatives from different creative perspectives in the region will reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and how the community can continue to promote and advance our creative economy. We'll also discuss how the creative economy can be a powerful economic development tool. The discussion will be followed by an opportunity to mingle and rub shoulders with your favorite local thought-leaders.

This event is FREE and open to all!

Moderator
avatar for Al Ross

Al Ross

Host, Wisconsin Public Radio
Al Ross was born and raised in the Fox Valley. In 1970, Ross started his broadcast career in Michigan and moved to Milwaukee in 1983 to work as creative director for Sundance Broadcasting. During that time, he also hosted "AM Milwaukee," a morning talk show on WOKY. Ross moved to... Read More →
avatar for Mike Schatz

Mike Schatz

Economic Development Director, City of Eau Claire
Mike holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Carroll University and is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional.Mike is currently Economic Development Director for the City of Eau Claire (30 years), Executive Director of Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. (DECI) (15... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Kristen Dexter

Kristen Dexter

Future Owner, Forage
Kristen Dexter graduated from college as an art major with an emphasis in metalsmithing. For a decade she lived around Minneapolis and St. Paul, where she sold her jewelry at local shops, galleries and juried craft shows. In 1993 she, her husband and 4 month old daughter moved... Read More →
avatar for B.J. Hollars

B.J. Hollars

Associate Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
B.J. Hollars is the author of several books, most recently Flock Together: A Love Affair With Extinct Birds, From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us About Life, Death, and Being Human, as well as a collection of essays, This Is Only A Test.  Hollars serves as a mentor for... Read More →
avatar for Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson

Owner, Artisan Forge Studios
Greg is an Eau Claire native and UW-Eau Claire graduate in Music Performance and General Fine Arts. Today Greg is a nationally-renowned metal sculptor and owner of Artisan Forge Metalworks. He bought the current Artisan Forge Studios building on 2015 and offers spaces to local artists... Read More →
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Dale Peters

City Manager, City of Eau Claire
Dale Peters has worked with the City of Eau Claire for 27 years and is currently serving as the City Manager.  Prior to this most-recent appointment, Dale was the City of Eau Claire’s Assistant City Manager for 10 years and served as the Director of Human Resources, Risk Management... Read More →
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Nick Poss

Owner & Instructor, Eau Claire Music School
Nick Poss grew up in Eau Claire where his love for music was nurtured by the vibrant arts community. After graduating from UWEC he went on to get a Masters and Ph.D. in ethnomusiology at the Ohio State University where he studied traditional Hmong music. His fieldwork often brought... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely

The Oxbow Hotel is Eau Claire, WI's most authentic place to stay. Craft cocktails, unique food, live music, art gallery, and trail/river gear.



Saturday May 13, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Lakely 516 Galloway St, Eau Claire, WI 54703

6:00pm

The Brewing Projekt's Two Year Anniversary
Join the Brewing Projekt as they celebrate their two year anniversary! They'll be brewing up this year's first batch of Double GunPowder IPA to celebrate, release some cellar'd beer, get some kickin tunes going, and oh yeah this will all be in their new building across the street! Banagerang. Mark your calendars. Cool stuff coming down the pipe... Stay tuned for more info.

Saturday May 13, 2017 6:00pm - Sunday May 14, 2017 12:00am
The Brewing Projekt 2000 N Oxford Ave, Eau Claire, WI

7:00pm

Boats & Bridges CD Release Show
Boats & Bridges is a five piece rock band that formed in Eau Claire during the fall of 2015. Join them for a special show in the V1 gallery to celebrate the release of their debut CD, Aloof. Members include Dan Colburn, Andy Colburn, Anders Nelson, Robbie Weisshaar and Will Linstrom. Boats & Bridges has played many venues in the Eau Claire Area including the House of Rock, The Plus, The Mousetrap, and Volume One.

Artists
avatar for Boats & Bridges

Boats & Bridges

Boats and Bridges is a five piece rock band that formed in Eau Claire during the fall of 2015. Members include Dan Colburn, Andy Colburn, Anders Nelson, Robbie Weisshaar and Will Linstrom. B&B has played many venues including the Eau Claire House of Rock, The Plus, and Volume One... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Volume One Gallery 205 N Dewey St, Eau Claire, WI 54703

7:30pm

ECCT: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The crafy slave Pseudolus years for his freedom, and his young master Hero promises him just that. The only catch? He must win the hand of the beautiful but slow-witted courtesan Philia for him. What could possibly go wrong? Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome is filled iwth desparate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga.

Tickets: Adults- $22, Seniors- $18, Students- $12, Youth- $8
Tickets available at ecct.org or 715-839-8877

Cast:
Psuedolus- Brian Hoffman
Senex- Richard Kevin Kline
Domina- Laura Robbins-Leisz
Lycus- Nathan Libby
Hero- Jeffrey Peterson
Hysterium- Kevin Grady
Miles Gloriousus- Jason Lynn
Philia-Ali Abraham
Tintinabula- Tessa Haugle
Panacea- Annelies White
The Geminae- Jen Dunn, Jeanie Schoenhals
Vibrata- Alicia Klein
Gymnasia- Amy Wurzer
The Proteans- Kristopher Bergstrom, Ben Schmitz, Chrisitpher Belonge, Elliot Past

Sponsored in part by Charter Communication


Saturday May 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Oxford 1814 N Oxford Ave, Eau Claire, WI

7:30pm

CVS: Parisian Spring - French Masters
Featuring Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun”, Ravel’s “Bolero” and Saint-Saëns’ “Symphony No. 3 – Organ”

MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL:
Moms get in free with the purchase of any regularly priced ticket
(applies to new ticket purchases only)

PROGRAM
Claude Debussy: Nocturne 
Nudges
Fêtes

Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of Faun

Maurice Ravel: Bolero 

------------------ Intermission --------------------

Camille Saint-saëns: Symphony No.3 in C minor, op.78 'Organ Symphony'
Adagio-Allegro moderato - Poco adagio
Allegro moderato - Presto - allegro moderato - Maestoso - Allegro - Molto allegro - Pesante

Saturday May 13, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire, WI
 
Sunday, May 14
 

1:30pm

ECCT: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The crafy slave Pseudolus years for his freedom, and his young master Hero promises him just that. The only catch? He must win the hand of the beautiful but slow-witted courtesan Philia for him. What could possibly go wrong? Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome is filled iwth desparate lovers, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga.

Tickets: Adults- $22, Seniors- $18, Students- $12, Youth- $8
Tickets available at ecct.org or 715-839-8877

Cast:
Psuedolus- Brian Hoffman
Senex- Richard Kevin Kline
Domina- Laura Robbins-Leisz
Lycus- Nathan Libby
Hero- Jeffrey Peterson
Hysterium- Kevin Grady
Miles Gloriousus- Jason Lynn
Philia-Ali Abraham
Tintinabula- Tessa Haugle
Panacea- Annelies White
The Geminae- Jen Dunn, Jeanie Schoenhals
Vibrata- Alicia Klein
Gymnasia- Amy Wurzer
The Proteans- Kristopher Bergstrom, Ben Schmitz, Chrisitpher Belonge, Elliot Past

Sponsored in part by Charter Communication


Sunday May 14, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Oxford 1814 N Oxford Ave, Eau Claire, WI
 
Monday, May 15
 

10:00am

Mural Painting by Jason Anhorn
Jason Anhorn will be working throughout the week on an in-store mural depicting our changing Downtown. Stop in, learn about mural painting, and what it takes to be a paid artist in Eau Claire.

Artists
avatar for Jason Anhorn

Jason Anhorn

Jason Anhorn has been working professionally in the art field for 20 years. Jason studied art at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin – Stout and University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.


Monday May 15, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tangled Up In Hue 505 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

6:00pm

State of our Visual Art & Design

Celebrate the flourishing visual art and design scene in the Chippewa Valley with a night of conversation and drinks. Representatives from visual art and design organizations in the region will reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and how the community can continue to promote and advance local visual art and design.


Moderator
avatar for Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson

Owner, Artisan Forge Studios
Greg is an Eau Claire native and UW-Eau Claire graduate in Music Performance and General Fine Arts. Today Greg is a nationally-renowned metal sculptor and owner of Artisan Forge Metalworks. He bought the current Artisan Forge Studios building on 2015 and offers spaces to local artists... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Jacki Bindl

Jacki Bindl

Owner, Jacqueline Renee Jeweler
Hello! I’m Jacki, the owner, designer, and jewelry fixer upper at Jacqueline Renee.  What I love to do most is create beautiful jewelry for awesome people.  My love for art started early, but my fondness for metal came from attending UW-Stout and earning a Bachelor’s degree... Read More →
avatar for Dean Glenzer

Dean Glenzer

Owner, D. Allen Signatures
D. Allen Signatures Creates Unique Collections of Modern Industrial Furniture. Handcrafted in Eau Claire, WI using American Steel, Lumber & Reclaimed Wood.
avatar for Thomas Gardner III

Thomas Gardner III

Owner, Terra Finis/Owl's Hill
I consider that my function as an artist is to serve as conduit for the everyday wonderment that surrounds us, to bring forth the small magic that exists before our very noses. To celebrate the sacred beneath our fingertips. I see my photography as a celebration of the ordinary becoming... Read More →
avatar for Elle McGee

Elle McGee

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Odd Brand Strategy
My name is Lauretta McGee (more commonly known as "Elle"). I'm a co-founder and creative director at Odd Brand Strategy, a design studio based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. My specialties include website design, search engine optimization, social media management, and brand direction. In my "spare time," I enjoy happy hour with friends, thrift store hunting, and thai food restaurants... Read More →
avatar for Julie Pangallo

Julie Pangallo

Executive Director, Sculpture Tour Eau Claire
avatar for Christy Ann Skuban

Christy Ann Skuban

Owner, Christy Ann Skuban Studio
I received my formal training in fine art and fashion design at The Art Institute of Chicago, Parsons School of Design NYC, and The Art Students League of New York. Before I became an independent artist I was a fashion stylist for visual merchandising for Saks Fifth Avenue NYC. For... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Artisan Forge Studios

Artisan Forge Studios

This concept of a community space was born through the vision of Artisan Forge Metalwork, Artisan Forge Studios has been created as an artists guild, built by creative, innovative and arts driven professionals. Artisan Forge Studios will become a destination for art lovers of all... Read More →



Monday May 15, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Artisan Forge 1106 Mondovi Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701

7:00pm

State of our Literature

Celebrate the flourishing literary arts scene in the Chippewa Valley with a night of conversation, jazz, and drinks. Representatives from literary organizations in the region will reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and how the community can continue to promote and advance local literature. The discussion will be followed by an opportunity to mingle and rub shoulders with your favorite local writers.


Moderator
avatar for Elizabeth de Cleyre

Elizabeth de Cleyre

Co-Founder, Dotters Books
Elizabeth de Cleyre is the co-founder of Dotters Books, coming soon to downtown Eau Claire. She works remotely for a publisher, holds a BA and MFA in creative writing, and regularly publishes essays and reviews. Though seminomadic at heart, she now calls Eau Claire home. 

Panelists
avatar for Judy Dekan

Judy Dekan

Co-Chair, Chippewa Valley Book Festival
Judy Dekan’s career in education started in a second grade classroom and concluded as a MS/HS principal. As an educator, she strongly promoted community service, and now donates many hours to volunteering with the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, serving on the board of directors... Read More →
avatar for Dan Lyksett

Dan Lyksett

Writer/Online News Editor, Leader-Telegram
Dan Lyksett has been a reporter/editor at the Leader-Telegram for 34 years. His beats have included sports, agriculture and government, and he has written a column for nearly three decades, most recently a series titled Thin Ice. His feature stories and columns have been recognized... Read More →
avatar for Eric Rasmussen

Eric Rasmussen

Founder, Barstow & Grand
Eric Rasmussen has taught high school English in western Wisconsin for over a decade. At the beginning of his career, he decided to write a novel someday, because he hadn't yet learned that cliches are bad. Four manuscripts later, and he still hasn't grasped that lesson.  He is... Read More →
avatar for Serena Wagner

Serena Wagner

Editor-in-Chief/Founder, Twig Magazine
My name is Serena Wagner, and I'm the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Odd Brand Strategy. My focus areas include illustration, editorial design, photography, and branding. In my spare time I make dreamy girl pop music under the moniker Sniffle Party, and act as the Editor-in-Chief... Read More →
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Pamela Westby

Director, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Pamela Westby moved to Eau Claire from Middleton last spring to assume the directorship at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. She has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of North Texas, Denton, and studied organizational leadership at the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely

The Oxbow Hotel is Eau Claire, WI's most authentic place to stay. Craft cocktails, unique food, live music, art gallery, and trail/river gear.



Monday May 15, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Gallery at The Oxbow 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire, WI

7:00pm

ECCT Auditions: "A Little Night Music"
Performed as a concert musical and fully staged with sets and period costumes, this Tony Award-winning musical explores the tangled affairs of actress Desiree Armfeldt and the two men who love her. When everyone gathers for a weekend in the country, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises. Known as Sondheim's "waltz musical" because all of the songs are in 3/4 time, the score features the popular song "Send in the Clowns."

AUDITIONS: Prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway song. Bring your own accompaniment- live, CD, or on an electronic device like iPhone or iPad. Looking for a song? Choose a song from the over 1000 songs that will be available from the ECCT Broadway Audition Tracks found on Spotify using this link: 
https://open.spotify.com/.../playlist/4LOX4HxM7M9voHUmWZuTcr 

ROLES: 5 males ages 18-60, 8 females ages 18-70, 1 girl ages 10-14

REHEARSALS: Generally 3 nights per week from 7pm-pm Monday-Thursday evenings from May 18-July 13.

SHOWS: 2 public performances July 15 & 16 at the State Theatre.


Monday May 15, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Oxford 1814 N Oxford Ave, Eau Claire, WI

7:00pm

Monday Jazz Sessions hosted by Michael Shults & Jeremy Boettcher
Join UW-Eau Claire jazz faculty Michael Shults, Jeremy Boettcher, Christine Hitt and more for this Monday night jazz series, which pays homage to the long and storied tradition of the jam session. Bring your axe, call a tune, and sit in after the first set with local professionals who have played some of the country's premier jazz venues. Half off tap beers run from 9-11 PM.

Artists
JB

Jeremy Boettcher

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. Jeremy’s musical tastes are eclectic, and he emphasizes... Read More →
MS

Michael Shults

Saxophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). As a graduate student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael was a finalist in the 2012 North... Read More →


Monday May 15, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Lakely 516 Galloway St, Eau Claire, WI 54703
 
Tuesday, May 16
 

10:00am

Mural Painting by Jason Anhorn
Jason Anhorn will be working throughout the week on an in-store mural depicting our changing Downtown. Stop in, learn about mural painting, and what it takes to be a paid artist in Eau Claire.

Artists
avatar for Jason Anhorn

Jason Anhorn

Jason Anhorn has been working professionally in the art field for 20 years. Jason studied art at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin – Stout and University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tangled Up In Hue 505 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

6:00pm

State of our Theatre

Celebrate the flourishing theatre scene in the Chippewa Valley with a night of conversation and drinks. Representatives from theatre organizations in the region will reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going, and how the community can continue to promote and advance local theatre. The discussion will be followed by an opportunity to mingle, rub shoulders with your favorite local performing artists, and The Plus' regularly scheduled Open Mic!

This event is FREE and open to all!


Moderator
avatar for Ben Richgruber

Ben Richgruber

Executive Director, Eau Claire Regional Arts
Ben is the Executive Director of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center and holds a Comprehensive Theatre Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Since then, he has honed his entertainment skills by teaching at the Disney Institute and performing with numerous improvisational... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Amber Dernbach

Amber Dernbach

Theater Teacher & Improv Coach, Memorial High School
Amber Dernbach is the Improv actor and coach as well as the theater and EL (English as a second language) teacher at Memorial High School in Eau Claire. Amber is also the director of the Eau Claire Improve Fest.
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Arthur Grothe

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Artistic Director of Theatre, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Arthur Grothe received his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Florida and has both a B.A. in Communications and Theatre Arts as well as a B.A. in English from Heidelberg University. He has also had additional training from the Stanislavsky Summer Institute, The Lessac Summer... Read More →
avatar for Jake Lindgren

Jake Lindgren

Founder, Downstage Left
I started Downstage Left out of a desire to challenge myself as a director and to challenge young actors who are still enrolled in higher education pursuing theatre.  As a non traditional student at The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, students often asked me about my experience... Read More →
avatar for Ann Sessions

Ann Sessions

Executive Director, Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild
Ann Sessions has been in the Executive Director of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild since 2001. She is a Board Member of the Confluence Arts Center, Downtown Eau Claire Inc, and the West Grand Avenue Business Improvement District.  Theatre Arts come naturally for her; her father... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for The Plus

The Plus

Your Eau Claire Restaurant, Bar and Live Entertainment Venue where the PLUS means MORE!!We’re excited to be downtown Eau Claire’s award winning eating, drinking and entertainment spot. From artisan pizzas and burgers to great live music and comedy held on our main stage or our... Read More →



Tuesday May 16, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Plus 208 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

7:00pm

Writing for Exposure: Why Writers Need to Get Paid for Communities to Flourish (And How to Do That)
Discussions of creativity and commerce are confusing, controversial, and somehow still taboo. Writers are taught to “do it for the love” but what happens when they need to pay the bills? Local writers and poets consider the topic of commerce and creativity in writing. Guests include writers BJ Hollars, Patti See, and Julie Bowe, along with poet and teacher Karen Drydyke, Sarah Johnson of Esjay Copywriting, and Mike Paulus of Volume One. Elizabeth de Cleyre of Dotters Books will moderate.

Moderator
avatar for Elizabeth de Cleyre

Elizabeth de Cleyre

Co-Founder, Dotters Books
Elizabeth de Cleyre is the co-founder of Dotters Books, coming soon to downtown Eau Claire. She works remotely for a publisher, holds a BA and MFA in creative writing, and regularly publishes essays and reviews. Though seminomadic at heart, she now calls Eau Claire home. 

Panelists
avatar for Julie Bowe

Julie Bowe

Author
Julie Bowe is the author of the Friends for Keeps series and the Victoria Torres, Unfortunately Average series. Her first novel, My Last Best Friend, won the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People and was a 2010 Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program book. Her newest middle-grade... Read More →
avatar for Karen Drydyk

Karen Drydyk

English & Communications Teacher, Chippewa Falls Senior High School
Karen Drydyk is a high school English teacher in Chippewa Falls. She has taught junior and senior level writing, literature, and communications courses since 2011. She recently collaborated with her coworkers to develop a creative writing course, and it will debut next fall. Recently... Read More →
avatar for B.J. Hollars

B.J. Hollars

Associate Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
B.J. Hollars is the author of several books, most recently Flock Together: A Love Affair With Extinct Birds, From the Mouths of Dogs: What Our Pets Teach Us About Life, Death, and Being Human, as well as a collection of essays, This Is Only A Test.  Hollars serves as a mentor for... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Jayne Johnson

Sarah Jayne Johnson

Co-Owner, Esjay Copywriting
Sarah Jayne Johnson is the co-owner of a new small business in the Chippewa Valley, Esjay Copywriting. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2014 with a degree in Creative Writing and Communications and is a member and contributor to the Chippewa Valley Writer's Guild.
avatar for Mike Paulus

Mike Paulus

Online Editor, Volume One
Mike Paulus has worked in local publishing for almost two decades. He's been an editor with Volume One Magazine for over 10 years, where his "Rear End" column has appeared since 2004. He's a frequent contributor to Wisconsin Public Radio's Wisconsin Life program, and he's hosted multiple... Read More →
avatar for Patti See

Patti See

Coordinator for Specialized Tutoring, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Patti See's work has appeared in Salon Magazine, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Journal of Developmental Education, Wisconsin People & Ideas, The Southwest Review, HipMama, Inside HigherEd, as well as many other magazines and anthologies.  She is a regular contributor to “Wisconsin... Read More →


Tuesday May 16, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Volume One Gallery 205 N Dewey St, Eau Claire, WI 54703

7:00pm

ECCT Auditions: "A Little Night Music"
Performed as a concert musical and fully staged with sets and period costumes, this Tony Award-winning musical explores the tangled affairs of actress Desiree Armfeldt and the two men who love her. When everyone gathers for a weekend in the country, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises. Known as Sondheim's "waltz musical" because all of the songs are in 3/4 time, the score features the popular song "Send in the Clowns."

AUDITIONS: Prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway song. Bring your own accompaniment- live, CD, or on an electronic device like iPhone or iPad. Looking for a song? Choose a song from the over 1000 songs that will be available from the ECCT Broadway Audition Tracks found on Spotify using this link: 
https://open.spotify.com/.../playlist/4LOX4HxM7M9voHUmWZuTcr 

ROLES: 5 males ages 18-60, 8 females ages 18-70, 1 girl ages 10-14

REHEARSALS: Generally 3 nights per week from 7pm-pm Monday-Thursday evenings from May 18-July 13.

SHOWS: 2 public performances July 15 & 16 at the State Theatre.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Oxford 1814 N Oxford Ave, Eau Claire, WI
 
Wednesday, May 17
 

8:30am

How to Become a Full-Time Maker

A panel of local makers  will talk shop on pricing, sourcing materials, costs involved in start-up, getting into retail spaces, marketing your product online, and more. Hear from two local buyers who will share what they look for when bringing new brands in store.

Enjoy coffee, donuts and an opportunity to get your questions answered. 


Moderator
avatar for Becca Cooke

Becca Cooke

Owner + Buyer, Red's Mercantile
A modern home goods + accessories store that sources goods from Midwest and American makers. Our design eye is derived from our Scandinavian heritage – simple, timeless and functional.

Panelists
avatar for Nick Endle

Nick Endle

Owner, Nick's Wood Shop
My name is Nick Endle, and I started Nick's Wood Shop in 2014. My grandfather and father have been woodworking since before I was born. Growing up, woodworking was something that seemed a little foreign to me - while I respected what they were doing and admired their craftsmanship... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Hrudka

Sarah Hrudka

Creative Director, Linyage
linyage is a design house focused on creating one-of-a-kind, vintage inspired bridal dresses, lingerie, lace toppers and beyond.  linyage dresses are borne out of a love for hand-crafted work, an appreciation for charming details, and a fondness for the character inherent to vintage... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Kyser

Jamie Kyser

Co-Owner, Tangled Up In Hue
Jamie Kyser is co-owner of Tangled Up In Hue and Blue Boxer Arts.  Jamie has always been a creative individual and as an only child, she thrived in her independence as she grew into adulthood.  At the age of 22, Jamie opened her own bead business in the Eau Claire mall.  There... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Quinnies

Lindsey Quinnies

Manager + Buyer, The Local Store
Originally opened by Volume One in November of 2010, as of the summer of 2012 The Local Store was relocated and now occupies the first floor of Volume One’s World Headquarters at 205 N. Dewey Street in downtown Eau Claire, WI. It’s a full-on retail store featuring apparel, books... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Willger

Sarah Willger

Owner, Token Jewelry
What started as a hobby in 2006, quickly became a creative passion. I spent the next 9 years making jewelry as a fun side job in addition to my Creative Director role with two national publication. In 2015, I left my profession to pursue my dream of creating beautiful jewelry for... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St, Eau Claire, WI

10:00am

Mural Painting by Jason Anhorn
Jason Anhorn will be working throughout the week on an in-store mural depicting our changing Downtown. Stop in, learn about mural painting, and what it takes to be a paid artist in Eau Claire.

Artists
avatar for Jason Anhorn

Jason Anhorn

Jason Anhorn has been working professionally in the art field for 20 years. Jason studied art at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin – Stout and University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tangled Up In Hue 505 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

6:00pm

"Sounds Like Home" Public Input Session
Come view This Day, our multimedia exhibit in our Farmhouse Theater, and help the Chippewa Valley Museum envision a new multimedia exhibit/object theater centered on local music history and culture. Free and open to the public, as part of Creative Economy Week and Wisconsin Museums Week

Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E Half Moon Dr, Eau Claire, WI 54703

6:00pm

Spring Harvest: Five Courses Highlighting our Wisconsin Bounty!

Chef Tony Chavez is throwing a seasonal feast that is intended to represent Wisconsin and it's local fare! He will be offering an interpretation of our philosophies utilizing locally harvested & indigenous ingredients as well as celebrating our region's many talented craftsmen; the farmers, the butchers & the artisans.

A full flight of wines will pair with each course.

Dinner is to start at 6:00p.m. The cost for a ticket to this event is 50.00 as a flat rate (all inclusive). Tickets available here.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Forage 930 Galloway St, Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire, WI

7:00pm

Dairyland Designers Association Kickoff Event

Join local designers, photographers, illustrators, printers and more for cocktails and an open discussion about the Dairyland Designers Association. The Dairyland Designers Association seeks to provide working creatives an outlet for further professional development, networking and career opportunities, as well as cultivate a creative atmosphere so professionals feel stimulated, inspired, and engaged in the Chippewa Valley. This launch event is hosted by Odd Brand Strategy, JB Systems, Greendoor Graphics, and The Oxbow Hotel.

This event is free and open to the public!


Sponsors
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The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely

The Oxbow Hotel is Eau Claire, WI's most authentic place to stay. Craft cocktails, unique food, live music, art gallery, and trail/river gear.


Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Gallery at The Oxbow 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire, WI
 
Thursday, May 18
 

10:00am

Mural Painting by Jason Anhorn
Jason Anhorn will be working throughout the week on an in-store mural depicting our changing Downtown. Stop in, learn about mural painting, and what it takes to be a paid artist in Eau Claire.

Artists
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Jason Anhorn

Jason Anhorn has been working professionally in the art field for 20 years. Jason studied art at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin – Stout and University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.


Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tangled Up In Hue 505 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

4:00pm

Creative Communities Gallery Walk

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

4:30pm

Intro to Blue Ox Music Festival Pre-party
Come on down and check out some of the great music you will find at Blue Ox Music Festival this year. Featuring a Bell's Brewery Happy Hour and sampling, hors d'oeuvres, and a do not miss lineup of music.
21+ SHOW
Doors - 4:30

Happy hour - 4:30-6:00 PM
Hors D'oeuvres - 5:00-8:00 PM

Them Coulee Boys - 6:00 PM
Dead Horses - 7:00 PM
Sam Bush (solo) 8-8:30 PM
Pert Near Sandstone w/ Sam Bush - 8:30-10PM

Advance tickets $15 / Day of show $20

Thursday May 18, 2017 4:30pm - 10:00pm
The Lismore 333 Gibson St, Eau Claire, WI

5:00pm

Sketchbook-making workshop with Blue Canvas Studios
Come check out our new space at 505 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire, WI! We are pleased to offer more classes and events in our new space, including our upcoming sketchbook-making workshop with Blue Canvas Studio. 

Create your own sketchbook/journal by painting & drawing on a slab of canvas that will be sewn into book form. Blue Canvas Studios will sew the canvas into book form for you and return your book after the class!

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: https://www.etsy.com/listing/508769858/sketchbook-workshop-with-blue-canvas?ref=shop_home_active_1
or stop by to purchase in person. 

Class Info:
Thursday, May 18th
5-7:30pm, please show up 5 minutes early to find your seat and get comfortable.
$30
at Tangled Up In Hue's new location, 505 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Please bring a print-out of your downloaded ticket. If you do not have access to a printer, be able to show the downloaded ticket on your smartphone upon entry.

Call with questions: 715-855-0090
or email: jenna@tangledupinhue.com

Thursday May 18, 2017 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Tangled Up In Hue 505 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

5:30pm

Family STEAM Night
Bring the whole family in to experiment, build, create and connect with each other in our new Failsafe Fab Lab & Makerspace! Free with Museum membership or admission.

Thursday May 18, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

6:00pm

Wine & Whimsy
A workshop of canvas and wine with friends. Open to interested painters of all experience levels. Enjoy a night of painting with a side of wine.

Cost: $35

Click here for details & tickets!

Thursday May 18, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30pm
The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire, WI

7:00pm

Songwriters in the Round
Join local musicians in a supportive setting in the Local Store gallery to develop your craft by sharing your songs and the stories behind them. Fuel your inspiration by interacting with other artists. Hosted by Deirdre Jenkins, a longtime singer/songwriter in the Nashville music scene. Sponsored by the Eau Claire Music School.

Thursday May 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Volume One Gallery 205 N Dewey St, Eau Claire, WI 54703

8:30pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents Emma Arnold
THURSDAY, MAY 18TH 
ALL AGES (18+ recommended)
DOORS 830P SHOWTIME 9PM
$5 | $3 with valid student ID
(Admission gets ONE FREE domestic tap, rail, or soda) 

A Clear Water Comedy Favorite: 

Emma Arnold!!!!

Emma Arnold is a comedian, author, and beekeeper. She tours regularly, and performed in fifty two cities in 2016. A fan favorite on the Dana Gould Hour, Sklar Bro Country (***Emma said on this podcast that Eau Claire is one of her favorite cities to perform in!), and Doug Loves Movies, she once followed a eulogy at the Limestone Comedy Festival, after which, Bobcat Goldthwait told her he’d never seen anyone do what she does. She has taken this as a compliment. Her greatly anticipated book, “Notion Sickness”, will be published in 2017, and her comedy album will be available May 2017 from Rooftop Comedy. When not touring, Emma lives with her six children (yes, six) in Idaho, where she keeps kids and bees with varying degrees of success.

Thursday May 18, 2017 8:30pm - 10:30pm
The Plus 208 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI
 
Friday, May 19
 

10:00am

Mural Painting by Jason Anhorn
Jason Anhorn will be working throughout the week on an in-store mural depicting our changing Downtown. Stop in, learn about mural painting, and what it takes to be a paid artist in Eau Claire.

Artists
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Jason Anhorn

Jason Anhorn has been working professionally in the art field for 20 years. Jason studied art at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin – Stout and University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.


Friday May 19, 2017 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tangled Up In Hue 505 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI

6:00pm

Book Release & Reading: Transnational/Turn
Join local Eau Claire poets as they read from their works, including José Felipe Alvergue’s new book precis (Omnidawn 2017) (copies available). He'll be joined by Sheikh Jammeh, a senior Creative Writing major at UW-Eau Claire, who focuses on contemporary and post colonial narratives around topics of personhood, identity, race, and lineage in an ever globalizing world and UWEC alum Emilio Taiveaho. Emilio was born somewhere between Quito, Minnesota, Ecuador, Wisconsin, and Finland. His work engages the intersecting conditions of dis-ease experienced by transnational subjects American society. 

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josé felipe alvergue

josé felipe alvergue was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, and grew up on the Mexico/US border. He is a graduate of both the Buffalo Poetics and CalArts Writing programs. As a grain of the Central American diaspora he works between text, performance, and archive in mapping the transnationalisms... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Volume One Gallery 205 N Dewey St, Eau Claire, WI 54703

6:00pm

17th Annual Diamond Spring School of Dance - Spring Recital
Join us for Diamond School of Dance's 17th annual Spring Performances at the State Theatre May 19-21! Each show is uniquely different and full of entertainment for the whole family! Invite your family and friends .... enjoy the show!

Show times are:
Friday, May 19th 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 20th 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 20th 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 21st 1:00 PM
Sunday, May 21st 6:00 PM

Tickets are available at the door one hour before the show or can be purchased in advance through the State Theatre atwww.EauClaireArts.com or 715-832-2878.

Friday May 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire, WI

7:00pm

Twig Issue III Release Party
Eau Claire's own literary magazine is an ongoing exploration of creative work, cultivated in the Midwest and curated with an eye for design. Celebrate the release of issue no. 3 with a night of readings from contributors – including featured reader Mike Paulus – and music from the Luc Larson Trio.

Cost: $10

Panelists
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Mike Paulus

Online Editor, Volume One
Mike Paulus has worked in local publishing for almost two decades. He's been an editor with Volume One Magazine for over 10 years, where his "Rear End" column has appeared since 2004. He's a frequent contributor to Wisconsin Public Radio's Wisconsin Life program, and he's hosted multiple... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Forage 930 Galloway St, Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire, WI

7:30pm

BareBones Ensemble Theatre: Two Plays by Harold Pinter
May 19 & 20 at 7:30pm | $15 adults | $10 students

Party Time & New World Order

It's the end of the world and as we know it. And I feel fine. There are soldiers in the streets and barracades up in the neighborhoods, but don't worry wealthy people...everything is fine. We've got this. Just. Act. Normal.

Tickets: http://cvtg.org/index.php/tickets


Friday May 19, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Theatre 102 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire, WI
 
Saturday, May 20
 

10:00am

Brunch With Mimosa Bar, Live Music And More!

On Saturday, Forage in Banbury Place will host a pop up brunch featuring an array of ala carte breakfast items made by Chef Michelle Thiede and a mimosa bar with fresh juices by Alchemixx. Enjoy acoustic music by singer songwriter Haley Parvin and pastries from French baker Severine Iste. Live Great Food will be on hand with their delicious jarred goods for sale, like pumpkin spaghetti sauce and pickled shallots. Doors open from 10:00 to 1:00.


Artists
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Haley Parvin

It’s not very often that optimism meets soul, but that’s the very formula working on Haley Parvin’s debut release, One Eye Open. On the seven tracks, Parvin maximizes her powerhouse voice, which is young but with a mature ache in all the right places. She warbles, she lilts... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Forage 930 Galloway St, Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire, WI

7:00pm

Steve Szydel Performance: Re-release of Fairchild
Join Steve Szydel for a performance in celebration of his latest run of his CD, Fairchild. This album is dedicated to his son, Seth, born with Down syndrome who we lost a couple years ago. Some proceeds will go to a wonderful program: Special Kids Day of Chippewa Falls. Please come out and enjoy this special evening of music.

Saturday May 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Volume One Gallery 205 N Dewey St, Eau Claire, WI 54703

7:30pm

BareBones Ensemble Theatre: Two Plays by Harold Pinter
May 19 & 20 at 7:30pm | $15 adults | $10 students

Party Time & New World Order

It's the end of the world and as we know it. And I feel fine. There are soldiers in the streets and barracades up in the neighborhoods, but don't worry wealthy people...everything is fine. We've got this. Just. Act. Normal.

Tickets: http://cvtg.org/index.php/tickets


Saturday May 20, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Grand Theatre 102 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire, WI