Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Waunakee's Barn of the Day!

Today's pick: "Mills of Waunakee"
Artist(s): Don Spencer
Materials: Stained glass, glass tiles, adhesive, steel
Location on Main St.: In front of Mill House Quilts, intersection of Main Street and Baker Street

In their own words – Artist’s Inspiration: "I love the downtown architecture on Main Street. So I went with interesting buildings, the old railroad station and Murphy's Mill behind it and Mill House Quilts across the street. I do a lot of detail in stained glass. I even got a piece of HO train tracks for in front of the depot. A challenge for me was the fuzzy sight in the Mill House windows behind the glass."

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!