Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Waunakee's Barn of the Day!

Today's Pick: "Quilted Barn"
Artist(s): Lori Carlson and daughter Claudia Carlson
Materials: Paint, Ceramic on Steel
Location on Main Street: In front of Gold Nugget
In their own words – Artist’s Inspiration: "Our theme “Quilted Barn” was originally brought to mind by the “Mill House Quilts” barn, which after the fact we could see struck a chord with many participants. We then wanted to make it even more “Wisconsin” by adding the state bird - a robin - and the state flower - a violet. We kept it simple and bright so as to have good curb-appeal. We hope that this very Wisconsin-themed barn will make a colorful addition to someone’s garden, patio or yard."

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!

This 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!