Community Events

 

COMING EVENTS

 

            114 Vinal Street, Downtown Wittenberg

 

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November Wreath Sales:  Predecorated wreaths will be available at the Craft Fair this year.  If you would like to preorder contact us at 715-253-3525 for pickup on November 16th 5-7 or November 17th 11 - 2 p.m. at WOWSPACE.

 

December 7th from 3-8pm and Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 9-3pm Christmas Craft Sale, WOWSPACE. Come and do your Christmas shopping and see all of our unique, one-of-a- kind gifts!!  There will be six new vendors this year!  Here is a sampling:  Christmas evergreen wreaths, signs, hand-turned bowls, baskets, mesh wreaths, primitives, sewing crafts, homemade goat milk soap and lotions, crochet items, quilted projects, Art work, birdhouses, bird feeders, industrial lamps and resin kitchen items, Christmas trees and gnomes, jewelry, Art acrylics, painted glassware, fleece items, evergreen Gnomes and Santa’s, rescued and recycled dishes, silverware & serving ware, Christmas tree skirts and stockings, cement leaves and pots and so much more!!!  Don’t forget to stop at the WOW table for all those delicious baked goodies!  Enjoy our cozy and relaxing WOWSPACE environment as you browse and shop for those Special People on your Christmas List!!!  You won’t want to miss this Craft Fair!!!  Put it on your Calendar!!!  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 at 7:00 p.m. - 4th Community Christmas Tree Decorating and Lighting, helped kick off the Holiday Season in the WOW Art Park where many community members join the Choir and fill the art park with Christmas carols. Hot cider along with cookies will be served.

 

January 19 - February 3rd, 2019 Saturdays and Sundays only 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  "The Art of the Quilter V - Stiches in Time" sponsored by Applewood Lane Alpacas and CWECoop. 

Quilters, we invite you to participate in our 5th open quilt show at the WOWSPACE in Wittenberg, WI.  As in previous years, this is a non-juried, non-judged show.  A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place People’s Choice will be awarded. New this year, an Award of Excellence will be awarded to one quilter as determined by a committee of award winning quilters.

The 2019 show will also include a featured quilt which was shown at the Chicago World’s Fair, a guest speaker/trunk show,  weekly demonstrations of quilt techniques and/or projects, and a selection of gently used quilting books and back issue quilters’ magazines available for a free will offering.  Please join us in once again making this one of the best attended shows at WOW.

 

Past Events

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 from 3-8pm and Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 9-3pm Christmas Craft Sale, WOWSPACE. The month started out with this fun craft and bake sale, getting everyone's Christmas shopping off to a good start! Finding gifts for family and friends, baked goods to enjoy and a wreath to deck their halls.

 

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.

 

November 25th, 2017 Wreath Decorating returned at the WOWSPACE.

 

November 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th, 2017 the Crossroads Community Theartre presented "Southern Hospitality",  the final play in the Futrelle Family series by Jones, Hope and Wooten.  Lots of laughs were enjoyed by all!

 

September 16th thru October 8th: Annual FALL ART Show  ~ ""WOW!  Some of the Best of WOW"11 AM - 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays sponsored by Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg and Walls of Wittenberg, Inc.  Featured the artwork of:

Sharon Feathers

Jim Lenberger

Judy Pubanz

Len Pubanz

Jim Rowe III

 

We were once again part of the Miles of Art tour on September 30th and October 1st.  Artists and demonstrations werel available during Miles of Art at the WOWSPACE where we had over 200 visitors.

 

Third Thursday Concert Series 2017

Third Thursday of the month from 6-8 PM in the WOW Art Park

Bring chairs, a picnic supper or snack and beverages to enjoy.

FREE ICE CREAM! Donations are always welcome.

In case of rain, concert will be held in the WOWSPACE.

 

-     June 15th, 2017:  Mark Harrod performed...our very own native        of  Birnamwood, he is described as a hybrid clone of Dave

       Matthews and Rob Thomas.  Wonderful, he is arguably one of            the most uplifting musical acts in the Midwest. 

 

-     July 20th, 2017:  Yata, Sinz & Orfield...their music included folk-       rock, jazz, country and blues.....enjoyed by all.

 

-    August 17th, 2017:Mike McAbee...was back by populardemand. 

     This former Wittenberg resident had a mix of songs and listeners'      favorites that provided us a lively evening of fun.

 

-    September 21st, 2017:  The Drovers... perennial local favorite          played songs to keep us dancing.

 

June 10th thru June 25th, 2017: "Emerging Talents IV," we celebrated the refreshing artwork of Wittenberg-Birnamwood students, grades K - 12.  This was the fourth year showcasing the talents of our district students. The special reception following the parade on Sunday was attended by many of the studenta and their families.

 

April 22nd, 2017 thru May 14th, 2017 - "Artists' Free Play V", welcomed art of every kind by any artist!  This favorite show was composed of rich diverse art forms and brilliant artists. The show was judged by Kathryn Petke and as she explored the exhibition she found such inventiveness and attentiveness to color, shape, line, pattern, and texture.  Award winners were:  Becki Frazier, Sarah Nerad, Jim H. Rowe II, Sharon L. Dowis and Karen and Bill Miltenberger.

 

April 22nd, 2017   the Wine, Beer, and Cheese Gala was the 

opening night of the “Artists’ Free Play V”.  Fabulous food, winning wines and brewery-fresh beers were enjoyed by all.  It was the perfect way to welcome spring as attendees enjoyed an evening with friends and neighbors while perusing the art and listening to the lyrics of Mark Harrod.

 

February 24th & 25th and March 3rd & 4th, 2017:  the Crossroads Community Theatre presented at the WOWSPACE their annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, “Fishin’ For Trouble: A Whale of a Fateful Tale,” by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose. Each attendee attended the annual gala fundraiser for the “International Feed the Whales Foundation!”  Theatergoers and diners were surely entertained at each performance.

 

February 11th, 2017 - Saturday: Midwest Dueling Pianos - 

The Midwest Dueling Pianos packed the WOWSPACE in Wittenberg with their one of kind performance. It certainly was a good time and something that not many people in a small town get to experience, we had to turn many away due to limited space.  Adam and Kaleen had the audience laughing, singing and even got them out dancing. One highlight was Kaleen playing the cup song with paper cups from the pantry cupboard.  We hope to make this happen again at the WOWSPACE.

 

January 14th - January 29th, 2017  "Home Grown, Home Sewn" The quilt show returned in 2017!  WOW sponsored a unique quilt and wall hanging show in January, featuring quilters from the greater Wittenberg area.  These local quilters were enthusiastic about sharing their skills and passion for their quilted masterpieces in the artistry of design, creativity, color, and detailed sewing perfection.  Twelve local quilters participated in this show, exhibiting over 40 quilts and wall hangings.  A special “Thank you” to Dar Borchardt, Mary Beth Koeppel, and Margie Mech for helping plan and implement the success of this show.

 

Prior Years