MISSION

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

VISION

The Reedsburg Area is vibrant with creative activity year-round.

CORE VALUES

  • 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.

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

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

Donald Douglas, Jr., Founding Member
Owner/Operator
Able Trek Tours
Lives in Reedsburg, WI

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

David Wells
Gallery Director
Edgewood College
Lives in Madison, WI

Eben Christensen
Artist
Lives in Reedsburg, WI

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ADVISORY BOARD

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

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