Though we know 2020 has been a difficult year, we hope you’ve had time to slow down, reflect and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Reedsburg ArtsLink, like many organizations, has had to adapt to a new reality, but we continue our work building community using the arts as a platform! In fact, this time has afforded us an opportunity to take a fresh look at how we can help creativity thrive in our community beyond the pandemic.
While many of our standard events and activities were not possible this year, we were still able to accomplish a wide variety of exciting projects. In June, we hosted a virtual and in-person Make Music Day in Reedsburg. In July, we completed the fourth and final phase of Harvest Park development by adding extensive landscaping to the park’s north and west sides. In September, we installed a striking corncob crosswalk mural created by artist Laura Annis to connect Harvest Park and the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. In October, we began some additional upgrades to Ruminant, the large-scale sculpture that is the focal point of Harvest Park, to better preserve its stained-glass panels and create a stronger viewer experience. We’re also working on 2021 projects that we hope will lift our community’s collective spirit. We’ll share more news about these with you as they take shape in the coming months.
In spite of this year’s obstacles, Reedsburg ArtsLink continues both as a cultural anchor and a catalyst within and beyond the Reedsburg community. Your support for our ongoing efforts will always be greatly appreciated. Please be and stay well friends!
Artist Laura Annis, right, poses with the new corncob crosswalk located on Reedsburg’s Railroad St. along with volunteers.