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Artists to Watch 2021

Local artists and art authorities share their picks of creators to keep an eye on this year Jamison Glisczinski, jamisonstudio.com Nominated by Eric Miller Owner, Foxley’s Gallery “Three years ago I met an artist named Jamison Glisczinski, he brought in his clay and metal sculpture of Daphne, from the ancient Greek story of Apollo and READ MORE

Pandemic-Born Businesses 

These local entrepreneurs see opportunity through the darkness Photography by Alexa Jones and Kacie Mischler Bass Natural disasters. Political and social unrest. A global pandemic that has killed more than 1 million people worldwide. The year 2020 has been marked by dire circumstances that have negatively impacted the economy, employment opportunities and even our mental READ MORE

Joy of the Season 

Cut-your-own tree farms grow family traditions  As the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving dinners and late-night shopping endeavors fade away, the season of winter wonderlands, cozy evenings and twinkling lights makes its entrance. To welcome this jovial season, many families around the Midwest bundle up and head to local Christmas tree farms to partake in READ MORE

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