Thursday, August 4, 2016

Waunakee's Barn of the Day!

Today's Pick: "Color of Summer"
Artist(s): Beth Crook
Materials: Hand dyed fabric, rope, string, wool and sealant
Location on Main Street: In front of Ripp's Bar

In their own words – Artist’s Inspiration: "As a young artist in Waunakee, I spent days, months and years dying fabric at SteelWool Studio. Everyday, as I would drive away from the shop, I would look back and admire the beautiful cloths hanging on the line outside of the barn. That moment always brought me much joy and satisfaction. This piece represents those summer days of work, laughter, frustration and joy. The hand dyed canvas that adorns this barn was made with the knowledge gained from years of color theory experiments and practice. For me, this piece brings me back to a summer afternoons. looking down into the valley at our hard work and feeling the warm breeze on my face."

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!