ArtsLink established its federal non-profit status in 2014. Its first major initiative was the Ruminant/Harvest Park Project which brought an award-winning large-scale public art installation to downtown Reedsburg and established it as the focal point for a new city park, Harvest Park, in 2015.

In 2017, Reedsburg ArtsLink moved into office space located on Reedsburg’s Main Street. In the same year, it was awarded the Wisconsin Rural Partners Top Rural Development Initiative, Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce’s Pride and Promotion Award, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's Connect Communities Award for the Best Revitalization Initiative for its Ruminant/Harvest Park Project.

In 2017, Reedsburg ArtsLink accepted a leadership role in the formation of the City of Reedsburg’s Arts Committee, further signifying our community’s’ commitment to art as a shared value.


Reedsburg ArtsLink works to unify, enrich and enliven its community via the arts.


The Reedsburg Area is vibrant with creative activity year-round and increasingly recognized as an arts hub in South Central Wisconsin.


  • We value the role of artists within our community.
  • We support the Reedsburg area’s emerging creative culture by igniting passion and curiosity, openness, and diversity through arts education, exposure and discovery for all people.
  • We embrace the broadest possible spectrum of creative expression.
  • We live the ArtsLink name, linking artists with each other, artists and non-artists, and the arts with all aspects of community life.
  • We develop year-round opportunities for lively community arts engagement.
  • We maintain positive, trust-filled relationships within our community.
  • We build an organization that has sustainable revenue streams and a plan for the future.


Joann Mundth Douglas is a Reedsburg native who grew up on a small dairy farm 7 miles outside of Reedsburg with her parents and six siblings. After graduating with a BS from UW Eau Claire, she spent roughly 20 years in New York City and the Twin Cities working in magazine publishing, non-profit fundraising and dabbling as a poet. It was in these urban environments that she witnessed how quickly a community of creatives could positively transform neighborhoods.

After returning to Reedsburg in 2003, she began volunteering with a local arts organization. Through that experience, she gained confidence that creativity could also transform small rural communities like her own.

In 2013 she enrolled in Arts Wisconsin’s Rural Arts Management Certificate Program and in 2014, she co-founded Reedsburg ArtsLink with local artists Katie Godfrey and Katie Schofield.


Katie Godfrey, President, Founding Member
Communications Coordinator
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Lives in Owatonna, MN

Katie Schofield, Founding Member
Rock Springs Public Library Director
Lives in Reedsburg, WI

Connie Anderson, Treasurer
Retired Telecommunications Professional
Lives in Reedsburg, WI

Haley Weisert, Secretary
Program Specialist
UW Extension Sauk County
Lives in Rock Springs, WI

Andrea Jaquish, Vice-President
Co-owner Language Services del Norte
Lives in Lyndon Station, WI

Eben Christensen
Lives in Reedsburg, WI

Sam Ruiz
American Family Insurance
Lives in Reedsburg

Board of Directors


Jan Aslaksen
Retired Architect
Small business owner
Lives near Reedsburg, WI

Brenda Baker, Professional Artist
Director of Exhibits
Madison Children's Museum
Lives in Madison, WI

Donna Neuwirth
Founder & Director
Wormfarm Institute
Lives in Reedsburg, WI

David Wells
Gallery Director
Edgewood College
Lives in Madison, WI

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