This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the first ever Eaux Claires Festival. 22,000 people attended this two day music festival put on by Eau Claire's very own Justin Vernon. I oftentimes don't give musicians enough credit and wanted to take a moment to thank Justin for this wonderful experience. The festival promoted collaboration between musicians, as well as spontaneous start-up bands put on by the crowd. As soon as we entered the festival grounds, we were greeted by a large string art installation that hung above our heads. It was a piece that Justin commissioned Minneapolis-based yarn artist, Eric Rieger, aka HOTTEA. The piece was breathtaking as the strands of yarn showed the gentle shifting of the breeze, creating waves of movement as we walked beneath it.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA Membership Chair.