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February 22nd & 23rd and March 1st & 2nd, 2019 Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre - “Murder at the Tonylou Awards” by Tony Schwartz and Mary Lou Amborse on Fridays and @ the WOWSPACE.  Get your tickets quick because this event sells out quickly! Join us at the WOWSPACE for a marvelous meal, mayhem, mystery, and of course a murder!  This event has become an annual favorite for many area sleuths.  Tickets are $40 – purchased in advance by calling 715-253-3525 or drop by Your Community Shopper you never know what famous actor you might bump into! 

 

Friday, April 26th, 2019 -  Annual Wine, Beer & Cheese Gala  at 7:00 p.m. Come stroll through our beautiful WOWSPACE with a glass of wine or beer in your hand, perusing a tabled filled with world renowed, as well as local, cheeses, meats and hors d'oeuvres while music fills the air.  You will be surrounded by the latest WOW Art Show entitled Artists Free Play VII.  Another fabulous show is expected.  Sponsors for the gala include:  DuPont cheese, Inc., Lisa's Sweet Catering, Nueskes Applewood Smoked Meats, the Main Event, Fabiano Brothers, Wagner Shell Food Market our art partners and volunteers.  Your $25.00 tax deductible advanced  ticket can be purchased now from WOW members, Your Community Shopper or by calling 715-253-3525., $30.00 at the Door.

 

Spring Juried Art Show:  Artists' Free Play VII Saturdays and Saundays from April 27th, 2019 to May 12th, 2019  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please join us this fablous show.  Free Play menas just that, whatever technique you prefer:  photography, painting, mixed media, printmaking, textiels, ..... The sky is the limit.  You will be amazed at the creativity and talent of our artists!

Click on the hyperlink for more details on how to enter the show!

 

PAST EVENTS

 

Friday, February 8th, 2019: DUELING PIANOS was held once again.  Another sold out event! The NorthEast WI Dueling Piano entertainers the N.E.W. PIANO GUYS will dazzled the attendees  with tunes from Billy Joel to Bon Jovi to Britney Spears to Buno Mars....perfect combination of concert, comedy & creativity!  This was a fundraiser for the Art Park and WOW  is very thankful for all those that supported our event.

 

January 19 - February 3rd, 201"The Art of the Quilter V - Stiches in Time" sponsored by Applewood Lane Alpacas and CWECoop. 4 awards were presented at the quilt show and 38 quilts submitted by 25 quilters were displayed at the show.

Carol Hauser of Green Bay received the Award of Excellence for her quilt titled On Ringo Lake.  It was selected by veteran award winning quilters from among the 38 quilts entered.  This award recognizes the high level of technical skill employed by this quilter in completing her quilt.

3 People’s Choice Awards were presented based on the approximately 180 votes cast by visitors to the show.  Visitors were asked to cast their ballot for the quilt which appealed to them most. First Place People’s Choice went to Bernice Hamilton of Pelican Lake for Memories of Friends.  This sampler quilt includes 70 different blocks and is intricately quilted by Debbie Weber. Second Place People’s Choice was awarded to Dar Borchardt of Wittenberg for her quilt titled Mom’s Quilt.  Cross-stitched blocks completed by Dar’s mother, Lucille Ryba, were machine pieced and hand quilted by Dar. Third Place People’s Choice went to Babette Zehren of Wausau for Cross-Country Skier.  This quilt incorporates cross-country ski race t-shirts, applique and American Birkebeiner/Kortelopet ski race bibs and truly honors her husband’s 37 years of fun and hard work as a skier.  Her quilt was machine quilted by Jan Meachen.

December 7th and December 8th, 2018 The Christmas Craft Fair filled the WOWSPACE! The space was filled with Christmas shoppers shopping all of our unique, one-of-a- kind gifts along with delicious baked goodies!  Enjoy our cozy and relaxing WOWSPACE environment as you browse and shop for those Special People on your Christmas List!!!   Outdoor Christmas tree lighting will be at 7:00 P.M. in the WOWSPACE Art Park with beautiful Christmas music provided by the Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School Carolers.

 

December 7th, 2018 we enjoyed our 4th Community Christmas Tree Decorating and Lighting event at the WOW Art Park where many community members joined in on our Outdoor Christmas tree lighting and the beautiful Christmas music provided by the Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School Carolers. Not sure the hot cider really warmed Santa nor anyone else up from the frigid temperature but the chidlren still enjoyed chatting and receiving a brand new book from Santa with a goodie bag!

 

September 22nd thru October 7th: “The More the Merrier” -- 

This exceptional fall show featured a variety of talented artists and their artwork:  painting – Alan Clough and Judy Pubanz, glassblowing – Hilary Rinke, fiber art – Jean Sredl,  jewelry – Angie Hendrikson, photography -  Jim Leuenberger and Focal Point Camera Club, graphite pencil – Emilee Lund, pottery, ceramic tiles, and woodworking – Carol and Bill Strand. The show was included in the Miles of Art weekend, October 6th and 7th, and was sponsored by Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wittenberg.....the WOWSPACE was booming with lots of first time visitors who simply could not get over the beauty of our gallery!

 

October 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th ~ 7:00 p.m. the Crossroads Community Theartre presented "Love Thy Neighbor" and I believe you could hear the audience laughing in Shawano!  It was well attended and enjoyed by many.

 

SECOND TUESDAY  Concert Series held on June 12th, July 10th and August 14th brought music to the art park by The Allen Brothers Band, Quarry Road and The Drovers.  These WOW sponsored concerts brought in lots of new faces and several of the largest attendee groups ever....moving to Tuesdays was a great idea!

 

“Emerging Talent V" Saturdays and Sundays, June 9th – 24th ~ 11AM-3PM  The refreshing artwork of Wittenberg-Birnamwood students, grades K – 12 was celebrated and showcased the talents of our district students!  What talented students we have.

 

Wine, Beer and Cheese Gala was held Saturday, April 21, 2018 -   Fabulous Food, Winning Wines and Brewery-Fresh Beers were all enjoyed with friends and neighbors.  Thank you for the music Dawn Marie Metzger, craft beers sponsored by Fabiano Brothers and wines by Wagner's Shell Food Market!

 

Spring Art Show – Artist Freeplay VI  took place place April 22 to May 13, it was the largest juried art show ever....74 entries.  The show displayed art of every kind.

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre:  'Eat, Drink, and Be Murdered (An Irish Family Feud)" took place on  February 23rd & 24th and March 2nd & 3rd. The crowd was served a marvelous meal and mayhem, mystery, and of course a murder took place! This event has become an annual favorite for many area sleuths.....check back for the events for Fall and 2019.

 

"DU EL I NG Pianos” Saturday, February 3, 2018  was sold out again this year! The weather was not cooperative but it didn't stop the attendees from getting there or enjoying themselves.  Adam and Vince enlightened and entertained all throughout the evening with comedy and music from classic rock to the 80’s hits to modern hip hop

 

January 13 - January 28th, 2018 "The Art of the Quilter: IV" sponsored by Applewood Lane Alpacas  was our 4th open quilt show combining color, design, creativeness and stitchery into beautiful quilted masterpieces was outstanding and well attended. About 150 votes were cast for the People's Choice Awards and 1st place went to Judy Groshek, Hatley - for "Autumn Glory", 2nd place to Lori Lutzow, Antigo - for "Garbage Can Pineapple" and 3rd place went to Sue Nordwig, Leopolis - for "Legacy Quilt".  Be sure to come next year to cast your vote!

 

December 1st, 2017 a 7:00 p.m. (new time)- 3rd Annual Community Christmas Tree Decorating and Lighting, helped kick off the Holiday Season in the WOW Art Park where many community members joined the Choir and filled the art park with Christmas carols. Hot cider along with cookies were served.

 

 

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