Eau Claire Public Arts Council (ECPAC), in partnership with Visit Eau Claire, collaborated with local high school art teachers and students to add art to 24 kubb sets. Participating area high schools include: Altoona High School, Chippewa Falls High School, Memorial High School and North High School in Eau Claire. The kubb sets will be gifted to the region’s hotels and attractions so they can be displayed and available for free check-out at various establishment concierge desks.
This project was designed as a way to celebrate Eau Claire’s creativity by combining the rich art and deep kubb culture of the community. “Being able to infuse art into the community through unconventional, yet approachable ways is of critical importance to the ECPAC, “ says Sara Larsen, Communications/Marketing Chair of Eau Claire Public Arts Council. “This specific project now allows for sport and recreation to be a vehicle for art to reach the community and will hopefully inspire more creative thinking about how to leverage unique partnerships between seemingly unlikely organizations that share common goals.”
To wrap up Creative Economy Month on a high note, the kubb sets will be available for their debut viewing at the Michael Szabo ‘Eddies’ sculpture unveiling taking place at Haymarket Landing on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. CLICK HERE TO GET MORE INFO.