Community Art Walk runs through Sunday in Beaver Dam | Regional news

Community Art Walk runs through Sunday in Beaver Dam | Regional news

Community Art Walk runs through Sunday in Beaver Dam | Regional news


After a long, dreary winter, local businesses added a bit of brightness to their walls this month through participation in the Community Art Walk.

Put on by the Beaver Dam Unified School District’s art departments, each business has a small display of chosen art from one of eight schools.

The art walk is the district’s way of celebrating Youth Art Month, which was started in 1961 through The Art & Creative Materials Institute. It provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences.

Art education helps students develop self-esteem, appreciation for the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, connections to other content area and critical thinking skills, according to a BDUSD press release.

The special walkable exhibit continues through Sunday. The public can view a variety of student artwork during regular business hours of each participating location.

Selected works from Beaver Dam High School students are exhibited at Black Waters, 308 S. Center St.; Summit Credit Union, 104 Frances Ave.; and Moraine Park Technical College, 700 Gould St.

Beaver Dam Middle School art can be viewed at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, N7156 E. Plaza Dr.; BMO Harris Bank, 120 Park Ave.; Integrity Floors, 308 Seippel Blvd.; Landmark Credit Union, 106 E. Main St.; and American Bank, 115 Front St.

Most of the elementary school students have their pieces in downtown businesses. Rogers Cinema, 236 Front St., has art from Washington Elementary on display; McKinstry’s Home Furnishings, 131 Front St., has featured works by Jefferson Elementary; Edith’s Cakes and Catering, 103 Front St., has items from South Beaver Dam; Firefly Fibers, 112 Front St., is highlighting art from Prairie View students; and Gene’s Beaver Floral, 125 N. Spring St., is exhibiting Wilson Elementary artwork. The works of Lincoln Elementary students can be found at National Exchange Band & Trust, 1609 N. Spring St.

Follow Kelly Simon on Twitter @KSchmidSimon or contact her at 920-356-6757.



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