129th Annual Silver Mine
The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center provides a home base for local arts organizations, gallery space for area artists, a 1,098-seat theatre for local and national touring shows, and countless opportunities for everyone in the Chippewa Valley to enrich their lives through the arts. Each year, over 100,000 people of all ages and backgrounds participate in arts programs at the State Theatre as performers, artists, audience members, students, visitors, and volunteers. "The State Theatre is a unique venue that boasts nostalgic greatness."
The Arts Center serves as a cost-effective way of enhancing the quality of life in our community and providing a downtown destination for residents and visitors alike-to either enjoy a touring show or a locally produced performance at the historic State Theatre. Many wonderful exhibits featuring local artists are on display for public viewing in the Janet Carson Gallery. It is a place as well as a purpose in which the Chippewa Valley can continue to take great pride.