Eau Claire Public Arts Council
The Eau Claire Public Arts Council will enhance the quality of life and the creative economy in the Chippewa Valley by supporting and advocating for the arts through programs, initiatives and public artworks, both permanent and temporary. In cooperation with the City of Eau Claire, we will coordinate selection, design and placement of murals, sculpture, public art displays and visual art events.
The Public Arts Council is currently seeking funds to get us started. Learn more and consider supporting our organization.
We completed two 'Love to Vote' mural project in Downtown Eau Claire, with muralist Clark Stoekley at Ramone's on Galloway and Details on Water Street. Artist Clark Stoeckley approached ECPA board member Emily Anderson about the possibility of including Eau Claire in his nationwide mural and stencil project, “Love to Vote,” which riffs on Robert Indiana’s famous “Love” image to suggest that voting is a way of expressing civic love. ECPA believes this project supports our mission to bring social awareness and the power of art to foster civic engagement. Learn more about the Love to Vote project.
The vision of the Eau Claire Public Arts Council is to animate our city, inform our residents, influence our community and visitors, encourage creative expression and engage the artists in the Chippewa Valley and beyond.
- Increase accessibility to the visual arts and arts activities for all residents, demonstrating the enhancement of creative arts in quality of life, tourism and creative economic development.
- Foster and enhance appreciation for cultural diversity, pride and community values.
- Assist with the funding of creative endeavors for artists and arts organizations.
- Collaborate with and encourage the efforts of Eau Claire artists and arts organizations.
- Integrate the arts into area neighborhoods and downtown.
- Support City revitalization efforts through strong design and aesthetics.
- Jo Ellen Burke, President
- Emily Anderson, Vice President
- Janice Roberts, Secretary
- Andrea Worthy
- Arthur Grothe
- Brooke Newmaster
- Dave Solberg
- Dennis Beale (Aaron Abram, proxy)
- Jody Balow
- Sara Larsen
- Suzanne Lutwick