Creative Economy Week

May 12th, 2018 - May 19th, 2018 | various downtown venues | Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Creative Economy Week

May 12th, 2018 - May 19th, 2018 | various downtown venues | Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Creative Economy Week, May 12-19, 2018, celebrates the blossoming creative economy movement in Wisconsin. In Eau Claire, we are fortunate to have a vibrant local creative economy. We all contribute to it, whether as producers or consumers. If you've ever been curious about your role in the creative economy, on either side of its success, this week is for you. Creative Economy Week will share and explore creative endeavors, successes, and processes with the community. We welcome you to join or listen to the conversation, and participate in the programs and events that make Eau Claire a creative economy mecca.

CURRENT PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

Sat., May 12th: 
1:30-4:30pm Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour with Chippewa Valley Tours
7:30pm Avenue Q at The Oxford presented by the Eau Claire Children's Theatre

Sun. May 13th: 
1pm Discourse Modern Dance & Writing performance at Volume One Gallery
7:30pm Avenue Q at The Oxford presented by the Eau Claire Children's Theatre

Mon., May 14th: 
UWEC Jazz Combo Showcase at The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely
6pm Eau Claire: From Creative Economy to Creative City kick-off keynote and panel with Michael Seman, Director of Creative Industries Policy and Research at the University of Colorado - Denver 

Tues., May 15th: 
5-8pm Artist Reception: Terry Meyer at the Gallery in The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely. This free event will have light appetizers, and The Lakely’s bar will be open for anyone wanting to grab a drink and or a full dinner before or after the reception. Terry will be on-hand to chat with guests and discuss his work and artistic influences. 
6:30-8pm Live Literary Reading at Tangled Up In Hue featuring Jamie Utphall, Lopa Basu, Bruce Taylor, Ken Szymanski, and Andy Patrie
7pm Education and the Creative Mind at the Volume One Gllery. There has been a shift in the way we approach education over the last decade. What skills do we want our students leaving our schools with? What does brain research say about learning and thinking? How does creativity link information and application? Learn how local educations use creativity and foster creativity in the classroom. You will hear from a panel of educators who will be sharing all things creativity including Mikki Brettingen, Scott Hayden, Samantha Kobs, Dr. Mickey Kolis, Anna Loritz, Dennis Luginbill, Kayleigh McGinnes, Dr. Tim O'Reilly, Abbie Oleson, Derek Olson, Sarah Olson, Ryan Simmons, Ken Szymanksi and Brenth Wathke.

Wed., May 16th: 
5:30-6:30pm Tour at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery. In this complimentary tour, participants will get to try a sample of a product in development and then a sample of a finished product as well and learn about Infinity's background and growth. 
6-8pm How to Become a Full-Time Maker at Red's Mercantile with panelists Nick Endle - Owner, Nick's Wood Shop, Sarah Willger - Owner, Token Jewelry, Kyle LaFond - Owner, American Provenance, Kate Field - Owner, The Kombucha Shop, Jess Goehner - Owner, Directive, Moderated by Becca Cooke - Owner, Red's Mercantile. 
Stick around after for a mixer with other makers + panelists - and get your questions answered! Light snacks and refreshments provided.
7-8pm Writing with Color: A Writing Workshop with Amanda Zieba at Volume One Gallery

Thurs., May 17th: 
11am-5pm live wool to yarn spinning demos and trunk show of locally-produced and dyed fibers at Blue Boxer Arts
5:30-7pm Wander With Me gallery walk. Visit the various galleries of downtown Eau Claire with engaging guide Nick O'Brien. Be sure to wear your hiking boots to traverse downtown construction! 
7-8pm State of Craft Beer at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
7-8:30pm Wandering Spirits Cocktail Class at The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely Gin Tasting $20/person
7pm Hitchhikers, Carnivals, and Roadside Saviors at Volume One Join Derick Black, Savannah Shaurette, and Ken Szymanski for an album-length performance of interwoven stories and songs.
8:30-9pm State of Craft Brewing Reception at The Brewing Projekt
7:30pm Avenue Q at The Oxford presented by the Eau Claire Children's Theatre

Fri, May 18th:
6-8pm Artist Market kick-off event/mixer - Public Art Forum at Tangled Up In Hue
7:30pm Avenue Q at The Oxford presented by the Eau Claire Children's Theatre
7:30pm Alice in Elderland at CVTG - Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild - tickets are $10. 
8pm Hitchhikers, Carnivals, & Roadside Saviors at Galaudet Gallery LLC. Join Derick Black, Savannah Shaurette, and Ken Szymanski for an album-length performance of interwoven stories and songs.

Sat., May 19th:
1:30-4:30pm Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour with Chippewa Valley Tours
7:30pm Avenue Q at The Oxford presented by the Eau Claire Children's Theatre

We've got lots of programs being created right now and a few ongoing events that will complement the week, so be sure to check back for more details!

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