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Fridays in downtown Rhinelander will include more live music starting in late July.

ArtStart Rhinelander located at 68 South Stevens Street has just built a brand new outdoor stage in the back of their building and they have plans for a six week concert series, to be held outside during the lunch hour.

Program & Operations Director Ashley McLaughlin says the concerts will start in late July and be held throughout all of August.

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There’s a new type of open mic coming to the Northwoods community Wednesday, May 30th. 

The evening of performances at ArtStart in Rhinelander is called In Progress to encourage people to share things that aren’t quite done yet. The whole idea is to build a community that can support each other’s artistic endeavors as well as give constructive feedback. That being said, presenting finished or published works is also encouraged.

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Have you ever felt like you’re talking to someone, but they just aren’t reading your body language?

The New York based dance company the Equus Projects will be performing “The Breaking Ring” at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander this weekend and they’ve made a name for themselves by listening and responding to the way humans — and horses — move.

Record Store Day

Jan 9, 2018

Record Store Day will be celebrated this year on April 21st.  It’s day dedicated to honoring and celebrating the culture of indie record stores.

On April 21st WXPR will open our own “pop up record store” selling used vinyl and CDs.

The fun will take place at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander, Saturday, April 21st from noon to 4pm and will include a cash bar and music.

Do some spring cleaning, dust off those old records and CDs in your closet, and bring them into WXPR!

All proceeds from the sale benefit WXPR.

Questions? Call us 715-362-6000.

In early August, a group of writers got together in Rhinelander for a retreat as part of ArtStart’s School of the Arts Legacy Program, held in partnership with the Rhinelander District Library.

A highlight of the weekend was the public reading at ArtStart on Saturday, August 5th led by writer and teacher, B.J. Hollars.

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A Northwoods institution is returning. ArtStart and several partners have announced the return of School of the Arts to the Northwoods.

School of the Arts began in 1964, an idea of the late UW-Madison professor Robert Gard to bring the arts to rural Wisconsin. For more than 50 years, the week-long sessions were held in Rhinelander.

In 2015, the University of Wisconsin Continuing Studies program announced the end of the program.

ArtStart spokesperson Ashley McLaughlin talks about the revival....

ArtStart Rhinelander and WXPR have partnered to bring The Lowest Pair to ArtStart in an intimate, house concert setting. Banjo riffs, timeless folk and country influences, and haunting vocals are what this Minneapolis-based duo, Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee are all about!

Join us at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander, or tune in to WXPR at 7PM to listen to the live broadcast.

(The archive recording of the broadcast can be found here):

By donation, all $$ go to the musicians! Cash bar

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The arts and what the arts economy can do for Wisconsin is the focus of a one day event next week.

The annual "Arts Day" is set for March 9 in Madison. Promoters say it's day set aside for people in the arts and other endeavors who care about Wisconsin's future to gather and also meet with elected officials.

Executive Director Anne Katz from Arts Wisconsin says its a day for people from across Wisconsin to celebrate the arts in their local communities. She says they also will be trying to build momentum to invest in Wisconsin's creative economy...

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ArtStart in Rhinelander begins their fifth anniversary year as a community arts center with a gala event February 12 and they would like the community to join them. Spokesperson Melinda Childs says the event is designed for a good time...

"....it's really a celebration. We're going to have the Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble playing some danceable music,probably some Big Band, Swing and some standards. That's maybe the highlight is dinner and dancing, but it will be a fun party...."

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The Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin says Wisconsin's economy needs creativity and the arts are good place to start.

Anne Katz says the arts make us human and that's why the arts are important. She says  we're in a new economy, one that is has new possibilities. She says the traditional economies of farming and manufacturing are not going away but changing....

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Five area arts organizations have banded together to provide a type of "one-stop shopping" for people wanting to find all arts-related events in the Rhinelander, Eagle River, Land O' Lakes and Three Lakes areas.

Trista Langley-Tyler from The Warehouse, one of the  Arts Calendar's sponsoring organizations says the idea came from a meeting from Arts Wisconsin. She says they met to find a way to market this area and the arts as a cultural destination. She says a common calendar for Northwoods arts came out of that...

Exhibit Focuses on Rural Arts Educators

Mar 23, 2015

A Rhinelander art gallery is hanging a new show focusing on rural art educators in Wisconsin. 

The images in ArtStart’s spring show, Rural Roots: Art Pioneers in Wisconsin, show pastoral scenes and natural landscapes. 

As Programming Director Laura Ehmann describes, featured artist Ruth Stolle was a beloved teacher who left her mark on students in the area. 

Sustainability Fair to Celebrate Earth Day

Apr 15, 2014
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Earth Day is April 22nd, and organizers are gearing up for the fourth annual Sustainability Fair in Rhinelander.

Co-chair Ann Eshelman says it’s going to be the biggest one yet, with about 30 exhibitors ranging from green contractors to local farms.  

“It’s a wide variety of exhibitors.  We have people in the construction business, we have people in the gardening business, we have people in the retail business.  And we also have a lot of organizations that are conveying information about their sustainability mission.”

"WisconsinCity" Opens at ArtStart

Mar 20, 2014
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Rhinelander’s ArtStart gallery is open with its first exhibit of the year.

Entitled “WisconsinCity” the show features the work of contemporary artists from Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley. 

ArtStart President Ken Juon says it came out of a curiosity to see what emerging Wisconsin artists were up to. 

“We were interested in it just to see who was doing what.  We wanted to put together a survey – that’s what we like to do here, is put together group shows, surveys to give a broad range of art experiences to the viewer that comes in.” 

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ArtStart Rhinelander was among the groups appearing before the Assembly Tourism committee this week supporting a bill providing arts grant funding as part of economic development.

AB 760 would provide grants up to $40,000, with an annual cap of $250,000 total per year.

Representative Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander is a member of the Tourism committee..

 

"....we heard a lot of testimony from group like ArtStart in Rhinelander, for instance...."

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