Thursday, September 1, 2016

Waunakee's Barn of the Day!

Today's Pick: "Pieces of Home"
Artist(s): Erin Moran and Steph Moran
Materials: Acrylic Paint, Tiles, Grout, Adhesive
Location on Main Street: In front of US Bank
In their own words – Artist’s Inspiration:"We love color in the Moran household and this barn was no exception. We knew immediately that we wanted our barn to be colorful and exciting. Our mosaic let us do just that. The front side has a plethora of colors and whimsical patterns, displaying the tiles and plates in funky patterns. The back side, colored mostly red and with a barn outline, adheres to a more traditional image of a barn. With the use of many different mosaic pieces including keys, ceramics, beads, dishes, and more - our barn "Pieces of Home" represents for us what home means. Many pieces make a whole just as ‘home’ in any sense is built with many different things."

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.