Monday, August 15, 2016

Waunakee's Barn of the Day

Today's Pick: Whimsy in Waunakee
Artist(s): Kayla Proctor
Materials: Ceramic on Steel
Location on Main Street: In front of Gather (formerly Mojo's)
In their own words – Artist’s Inspiration: "Growing up on the outskirts of Waunakee I enjoyed all of the farm land and the beautiful barns that surround the area. I was looking to find a way to combine ceramics with the cutout provided and creating the barn board pieces and features were very enjoyable for me. Barns themselves have been an inspiration for many pieces of my own artwork over the years as I am amazed by their history and the beauty they bring to the land around them."

You're invited!
Join us for an afternoon full of Wisconsin tradition as we auction off 15 unique steel barns from the 2016 Barns on Main Waunakee Public Art Project! Stop by on Sunday, September 18 during Wauktoberfest to take a one of a kind piece of Wisconsin art home with you!

his project brought together 15 artists, all from Waunakee, who created what Wisconsin meant to them on a 27" steel barn donated by Endres Manufacturing Co. The barns have been on display along Main St. in Waunakee since June, but now it's time they find a permanent home.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit local charities. This year the recipients of proceeds from the project are: Endres Manfacturing Co. Foundation, Schumacher Farm Park, and the Waunakee Creative Economy Initiative.

Stay tuned as we will feature a couple of barns each week leading up to the auction on September 18. Keep an eye out for the next installment of Barn of the Day. For more information on Barns on Main and to see photos of all 15 pieces of art, visit For photos, click on the "2016 Barns Auction" tab on the left side of the page.

Hope to see you at the auction!