Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waunakee's Barn of the Day!

Today's Pick: "E Plurbus Unum. "Out of many, one"
Artist(s): Stephanie Agnew of Millie's
Materials: U.S. Currency
Location on Main Street: Corner of South St and Main St, next to Chamber of Commerce
In their own words – Artist’s Inspiration: "The inspiration for my barn design was to encourage creative economy; spend money! Hence "e pluribus unum" which thanks to Sr. Alma at St Teresa's Academy in Kansas City Missouri I believe it means "out of one there is many" it takes many to make a town flourish; one idea needs many to bring to fruition. It's no secret that I also believe very much in the other quote that is on every piece of money in our country. "In God we trust". 

I feel that encouraging people to spend money in our downtown area and on local art, art therapy, and the arts in general is one of the most important things in revitalizing any area. This bridges the gap between age, economy, race, religion, and lifestyle. 

All the coins are officially facing forward which means on the front of the barn you see the heads and on the back of the barn, since they're all facing forward, in the same direction, you see the tails. I think we all are looking forward to the future and enjoying many more exciting events in Waunakee."

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!