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Free Saturdaze Art Gallery Stroll
July 29

Free Saturdaze Art Gallery Stroll

Saturday, July 29, 12-5 PM
In case you miss Friday’s Reedikulus Art Crawl, or just want to take a second look at some of the art, select galleries will remain open on Saturday, July 29th, 12-5 PM.

Pick up your map at LK Design and Photography, 170 E. Main Street.

The Saturdaze Art Gallery Stroll occurs in conjunction with Reedsburg‘s Party in the Park, City Park, 9 AM– 7 PM featuring a flea market, food carts, free kids crafts, a DJ and Jake O’ McCluskey Band 5-7 PM.  Hosted by the Reedsburg Revitalization Organization.  Visit this link for the Party in the Park schedule:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1410571012297442/?ti=cl
Hosted by the Reedsburg Revitalization Organization.

Reedikulus Art Crawl
July 28

Join us for this free family friendly walking tour featuring local and regional fine artists exhibiting in retail spaces, vacant storefronts, back alleys, galleries, and city parks all within the beautiful 6-block downtown Reedsburg campus. Live music, free arts activities and other surprises offered along the route. Enjoy fine wines, craft beers, soft drinks and snacks at select locations!

Your self-guided tour culminates in City Park with large-scale public art, The Branding Iron’s wood-fired pizza prepared on site and live music by The Merry Weathers 7-9PM.

Pick up your Art Crawl Map and Passport at LK Design and Photography Studio, 170 E. Main Street, starting at 4:30 PM on the day of the event. Be sure to purchase a punch card for beverages when you pick up your Map and Passport!

 

Calls for Artists

Call for Artists – Public Art Installation

EXHIBIT PERIOD:
JULY 28 ­ OCTOBER 15, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
MAY 31, 2017

Reedsburg ArtsLink, is seeking applications from qualified artists over the age of 18 for the public art component of the 3rd annual Reedikulus Art Crawl, occurring July 28, 2017.

Call for Artists – Reedikulus Art Crawl

EXHIBIT PERIOD:
ART CRAWL, JULY 28, 5-9 PM
SATURDAZE OPEN GALLERIES, JULY 29, 12-5 PM

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Reedsburg ArtsLink seeks qualified artists over the age of 18 for the third annual Reedikulus Art Crawl occurring in historic downtown Reedsburg on July 28 with open galleries on July 29th, 2017.

The Red Piano Project

Red Piano 2
The 2013 Red Piano was featured in an alfalfa field located on the the Don and Dorothy Harms family farm on County Road S.

The Red Piano Project began as a stop along the 2013 Farm/Art DTour. ArtsLink adopted a turn of the century upright piano, tuned it up, painted  it bright red and placed in an alfalfa field adjacent to a cow pasture on a county road along the DTour route.  After the 10-day DTour, the piano was donated to Aunt Ozie’s Cafe, a Loganville-based business supporting live music.

The 2016 Red Piano was featured in Ableman’s Gorge State Natural Area

 

Similary, ArtsLink featured turn of the century uprights on the 2015 and 2016 DTour routes that were also donated to local businesses that support the arts. The 2015 piano was donated to Reedsburg’s Touchdown Tavern, and the 2016 piano went to The Branding Iron in Lime Ridge.

The Red Piano Project was generously sponsored each year by Able Trek Tours, Reedsburg, WI.

 

Branding Iron owners Lisa Buttonow and Steve Fearing toast their newly adopted Red Piano.
The 2015 Red Piano was located adjacent to woodlands on County Road PF near La Rue.
Local musician and keyboard instructor Shawndell Marks and her students took turns playing carols on Touchdown Tavern’s Red Piano during Reedsburg’s annual Living Windows event.

The Ruminant / Harvest Park Project

Ruminant_Aaron Dysart (2)Ruminant is an ode to agriculture, a John Deere combine with 34 stained glass panels created by Minnesota artist Karl Unnasch. Originally a temporary installation along the 2013 Farm/Art DTour route, a group of Reedsburg citizens decided the sculpture was important, and that it should remain in the community. A Ruminant Committee was formed, and after months of fundraising, the group was able to pay the artist to weatherize the sculpture so that it will last for decades, and move Ruminant to a permanent location in a vacant lot across from the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The group also turned the lot into a new park, called Harvest Park, and dedicated Ruminant to the City of Reedsburg in 2014. The Ruminant Project and Harvest Park were the first Reedsburg ArtsLink initiatives. Make sure to visit Ruminant at night to see the lit panels!

 

For more information about the sculpture, and for descriptions about each panel, visit the Ruminant Project website or the Ruminant / Harvest Park Facebook page.

 

Harvest Park is a work in progress and will be completed as funds are raised! Click here to donate to the project. We appreciate your support!