Call for Art Instructors:

 Frederic Arts is in the process of creating a concentration of art, craft, and design classes to be offered this summer. We are seeking proposals from artists that can teach from a broad range of art endeavors. We invite you to design a course with a length from as short as half-day to as long as three days. With your responses, we will create a course catalog to circulate in early spring. With this first round of classes, Frederic Arts will take its first step in creating a destination art school and you can be part of this inaugural season.

Art, Craft & Design Classes Summer 2017

Suggestions for classes include but are not limited to:
drawing    drum making    painting     pastels    rug making    knitting      weaving     rug hooking
ceramics     pottery     print making      blacksmithing       basket making      bicycle maintenance
spoon making       photography (landscape, wildlife,  or portraiture)      soap making    crochet
photography for portfolio or websites      timber framing      moccasin making      birch bark baskets  
making Adirondack chairs      websites for artists     social media for artists   watercolors  
mosaics        jewelry making     woodcarving    foraging edible plants     Dutch Oven cooking  
willow basket weaving    making herbal medicines   wool felting     fused glass    wool felting
   Your ideas welcome!        bold indicates class pending

for artist applications- contact Classes can be scheduled May-September


Earth Arts Spring Tour 2017 at the Art Center

The Frederic Art Center will be hosting 6 Frederic Arts member artists for the annual Earth Arts Spring Tour. We welcome a plethora of local watercolor artists & more!
Kay Thorsbakken; watercolors, Pricilla Hill; watercolors, Vivian Byl; watercolors & mixed media, Lydia Rennicke; watercolors, Joan Worth; jewelry and Dave Grossmann, wood utensils.
The Frederic Art Center will be open Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 10am-5pm. 
We are part of the Earth Arts Spring Art Tour. Many stops on the Tour will be OPEN Friday 1-7pm as well.

Featured Artists at the Frederic Village Hall- March/April

Jill Norman, Kay Thorsbakken, Pricilla Hill, Merilee Thorstad, Tamala Seebach and Greg Heine
Stop in to see the display. Priced art is For Sale. Ask Janice at the Village Hall.

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Frederic Arts Seeks Volunteers

  •     Art Center remodeling:  If you are comfortable with light construction (insulating, drywall, carpentry and painting), we would like to finish the back room of the Art Center to use for meetings, classes and storage.  Afternoons, evenings or possibly Sundays. Call Jack at 715-371-0144 to coordinate work times.

If you have questions or can be available to help, please email us at or call Nancy at 715-327 4743 Jack at 715-371-0144.






YOU HELPED US BUILD A MOSAIC BENCH.  As a welcoming gesture and a community involvement and beautification project, Frederic Arts with the help of nearly 100 participants built a mosaic bench to be located the in front of the new clinic.  The design as envisioned by local mosaic artist, Cynthia Rintala DeMar is represented above.  We used raw material gathered and ask you to help us put it together during the Family Days weekend.  The concrete slab was ready and by the end of Saturday YOU did it!

The results are amazing and THANKS to everyone who helped! 



Frederic's Public Arts Commission hopes to add something each year in various public locations throughout Frederic. “It’s a way for village residents and businesses to invest in themselves,” said Jack Route, also a Commission member and on the Board of Frederic Arts.  “By adding something each year we hope to increase the awareness of the Arts and in some small way add to the distinctive quality of life we have here in Frederic.” 

We are accepting donations in any amount, towards another Public Art purchase for the village.  This can be in addition to a membership or separately.  Please note on your check your preference.  If you have an interest in serving on this commission, please contact Jack Route at 715-371-0144 or  Donations are accepted anytime by stopping into the Frederic Public Library or sending a check to “Frederic Arts, Public Art” at PO Box 334, Frederic, WI54837.  The commission operates independently but receives some funding and administrative help from Frederic Arts.

Recent Events and Activities





Wisconsin Brass Quintet

Wisconsin Brass Quintet

Class of 2015Uncorked #3 with instructor Bonnie Hagen

Class of 2015Uncorked #3 with instructor Bonnie Hagen


You could look at it like this:  WE are YOU.  Without your support we will not be able to exist, literally.  So thank you for your support in the past and helping us to bring you the unexpected, the original, the unusual, and occasionally the extraordinary.  Letters have been mailed out this year along with a survey that will help us gauge what you are looking for and what we should focus our efforts on in the coming months.  If you didn't get one here's a PDF: 2015 membership appeal or you can just click on "Support" above.  There are different annual membership levels that we hope will work for everyone.

Simply download the form under "Support" or mail a check to P O Box 334, Frederic, WI  54837



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Our mailing address is P O Box 334
 Frederic, WI54837