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Office Space Reimagined 

As the nature of work evolves along with the pandemic, so do the office needs of Fox Cities businesses  Amy James recently decided to “home from work,” a concept she believes more businesses will adopt as the current COVID-19 pandemic continues.  James and her husband, Adam, co-own Vision Architecture which employs one other person. The READ MORE

God Save the Stage

Performing arts venues and organizations face upheaval during pandemic Stages throughout the Fox Cities have gone dark. The COVID-19 pandemic has had swift and devastating effects on the performing arts which rely on people gathering, often shoulder-to-shoulder in enclosed spaces. This proves problematic during a pandemic when large groups and close proximity are either discouraged READ MORE

People, Places & Things

Our 14th annual photo contest GRAND PRIZE WINNER “Sailboats resting at Neenah’s Riverside Park before a busy day” Kevin Abing, Neenah Cotton candy skies at sunrise are one of summer’s sweetest treats. This photo, taken in the early morning hours of July 3, 2019, was captured by Kevin Abing who high-tailed it down to Riverside READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Rustic Roads & Scenic Drives 

Posted on Jul. 9, 2020 by Emily Speers

Whether you are eager for a road trip or wanting to stay closer to home, these drives offer the perfect solution. Located about an hour or two from the Fox Cities, these rustic roads and scenic drives feature the history, nature and scenery that give us pride in calling Wisconsin home. In 1973, Wisconsin State READ MORE

Worth the Drive: Outdoor Art 

During a season of social distancing, outdoor activities take on a whole new level of importance. Exploring outdoor art pieces, both public and private, is a great way to safely spend a summer day.  Art in Public Spaces, Sheboygan Anyone with an admiration for large sculptures and murals would benefit from a day trip to READ MORE

Fox Cities ABCs

Get schooled at The History Museum at the Castle’s newest exhibit From a voting booth to a streetcar motor, The History Museum at the Castle’s newest exhibit allows visitors to discover local history through rarely before seen artifacts that correspond to each letter of the alphabet. Curators waded through more than 20,000 artifacts in the READ MORE

Destination De Pere

Find out how our neighbors to the north are solidifying their status as a Wisconsin arts hub Located 25 miles north of Appleton, the city of De Pere wraps both east and west shores of the Fox River and has a history that dates back to 1671. The area became known as “Les Rapides des READ MORE

Must-See Public Art in the Fox Cities

Posted on Mar. 1, 2020 by cmdiamond

The Fox Cities is a hub for artists of all types. This is evident by the number of sculptures, murals and art fountains found throughout the area. Public art is a catalyst for creating a vibrant community and these pieces woven throughout the area contribute to the community’s burgeoning art scene. As the Fox Cities’ READ MORE

29 Reasons to Love the Fox Cities

We are head over heels for the place we call home. Here’s the short list why, with one reason for each day of this February leap year. 1. No one thinks twice about pushing a stranger’s car up an icy hill. A lovely side effect of being a procrastinator when it comes to car maintenance READ MORE

Artists to Watch 2020

Art authorities share their picks of local creators to keep an eye on this year    Frank Juarez Gallery Director, Frank Juarez Gallery Recommendation: Tony Conrad, tonyconradart.com “Tony Conrad’s way of connecting life, painting, and being in the moment has influenced how he communicates the world around him allowing time to slow down and to READ MORE