Join a Wisconsin Artist’s Ultimate Anti-Black Friday Movement

People tend to fall into one of two camps around Thanksgiving time. There are folks who hit the stores over the weekend to do some intense holiday shopping, and then there are people who complain about those people. It might feel like you’re taking a stand when you scoff at frenzied shoppers crowding the malls […]

Buy Real Art, Make Real Art at The ARTgarage

For almost ten years, The ARTgarage in Green Bay has been a place where artists and art lovers go to be inspired. If you’ve never stepped foot inside the 100 year-old former cannery turned art gallery and studio, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out about all the things that happen there.

5 Reasons Door County is the Perfect Place for Artists & Art Lovers

Door County is probably the most artistic place in the entire state of Wisconsin. And that should come as no surprise. The Door Peninsula is a unique location that attracts artistic people and breeds creativity. But why? Let’s take a closer look at what makes this special slice of our state a haven for artists […]

Why Everyone Should Pass the Paint, Pass the Wine at the Green Room Lounge

It was Sunday afternoon. The kids were driving me out of my mind and I really needed a break. I needed to get out! That’s when I got a text. My friend was inviting me to Pass the Paint, Pass the Wine at the Green Room Lounge in De Pere, and I jumped at the […]

The Eaux Claires Festival Experience – Why You Can Expect Much More than Music

Start looking into plans for the first-ever Eaux Claires Festival and you’ll soon get the feeling that something special is coming to Western Wisconsin this summer. Bon Iver front-man and Wisconsin native, Justin Vernon, has teamed up with Aaron Dessner of The National to bring in a wide range of musical acts. That includes everyone […]

Up for Auction – Artists of All Kinds Create Street Art for Sturgeon Bay’s Harvest Festival

The creativity and passion of both experienced and aspiring artists will be up for auction in Sturgeon Bay this month. If you visited the Door County city over the summer, you likely noticed some eye-catching street art on display – clever and colorful sturgeon sculptures. People from around Northeast Wisconsin used their artistic talents to […]

How a Wisconsin Artist is Making His Comic Book Dreams Come True

Picture a world in which threatening monsters hide deep in the woods of Wisconsin, venturing out into the fields during the dark of night to terrorize the honest, hard-working people of America’s Dairyland. But what if there was also a mysterious hero with the mission of protecting us from those backwoods beasts? That’s the world […]

3 Chances to Enjoy the Work of Local Artists in the Fox Cities and Green Bay This Summer

The artist’s biggest enemy is fear. Fear is what keeps you from taking risks with your work and being true to yourself. It makes you lack the confidence to share your work with others. Fear can even prevent you from doing that work in the first place. In Steven Pressfield’s book, The War of Art, […]

Making Music for Rudolph: Composer Maury Laws Reflects on 90 Years

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is not just one of the best Christmas movies, but one of the best coming of age stories period. From the heartbreaking Island of Misfit Toys to the air-splitting cry of the Abominable Snowman, this Rankin/Bass classic hasn’t lost any value after 50 years. That’s right, Christmas 2014 marks half-a-decade since […]

4 Black Friday Alternatives You Can Celebrate in Wisconsin

Some people love Black Friday—that crazy adrenaline rush that comes from beating another person to a rack of Nicki Minaj CDs—but for everyone else it’s about as much fun as getting a root canal at a Nickelback concert. (And no, that’s not fair to root canals.) Holiday shopping can be a great way to show […]