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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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Wednesday, May 17

6:00pm CDT

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 CDT
Forage 930 Galloway St, Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire, WI
Friday, May 19

7:00pm CDT

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

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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 CDT
Forage 930 Galloway St, Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire, WI
Saturday, May 20

10:00am CDT

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.

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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 CDT
Forage 930 Galloway St, Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire, WI
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