Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Waunakee's Barn of the Day!

Today's Pick: "We All Looked Up"
Artist(s): Liz Pelton
Materials: Paint on Steel
Location on Main Street: Corner of Main St. and South St., in front of Main St. Diner
In their own words – Artist’s Inspiration: "For my piece, I wanted to depict a nostalgic scene - something that would resonate with Wisconsinites and really strike a cord by evoking a sense of place. I also loved the idea of playing with silhouettes within a silhouette. This scene also got me thinking about rural spaces and how lucky we are to live in a place without significant light pollution. In Wisconsin, you can still go outside at night and look up at the stars and ponder your place in the universe and I hope my barn is a reminder of that."

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.