KAPTAIN  KARL   at "Raise the Roof" Concert

Kaptain Karl

Kaptain Karl

Surprising people since 1972, Kaptain Karl began writing and performing in high school.  He's performed everywhere from Kansas City to New York, but came home to Wisconsin twenty years ago.  As a singer-songwriter, he draws on eclectic influences - from Old Time Gospel and Tin Pan Alley to Johnny Cash and They Might Be Giants.  

The Kaptain will perform at the Frederic Art Center on Saturday evening, February 24th at 8 PM as a part of our Spring Fundraising Campaign.  "We're looking to start a small, intimate concert series reminiscent of the old Trade Lake house concerts back in the day", says Lloyd Wilson, a Frederic Arts board member. "This will be a fun way to start it off."

The local artist says his two biggest compliments are:  "I don't like it.  I never know what he's going to play next" and "Karl writes songs like I wish I could."  

Kaptain Karl's tag line is:  Defender of the poor, champion of the oppressed, and advocate of the innocent.

More information to come.


Frederic Arts is buying the building at our Lake Avenue South address from the village!  We have already received some generous donations that allow us to make the purchase and begin a capital campaign fund to improve the Art Center and provide ADA accessibility.  Stay tuned for updates on our remodeling and fundraising plans. 


Building ownership will enable Frederic Arts to continue to bring arts education and appreciation to the community.  As an example, after the successful 2017 launch of Art, Craft & Design Classes, we are excited to expand the class offerings for 2018 and beyond.  

With the tax code changes for 2018, fewer people will be able to take advantage of the provision that allows tax-deductible contributions to nonprofits such as Frederic Arts. While this is never the sole reason people make charitable contributions, it has, over the years, provided an incentive to do so. Our fundraising campaign will formally kick off in January, but for anyone who sees an advantage to writing a check or contributing online in 2017, you can join with others who have contributed.  Thank you for your support.

 To contribute by check:  mail to Frederic Arts, PO Box 334, Frederic WI 54837

Or use the 'Support' button above to donate with a credit card.


Art, Craft & Design Classes

Take advantage of the wealth of local and regional artist talent we are lucky to have in this area and consider taking a class to learn about and discover the many techniques and methods of creating.  Join us as we introduce a series of class offerings that we know will inspire you.

 A variety of arts & craft classes will be scheduled in the new year.   Member discounts available.  Learn more

For ARTIST applications for Winter & spring Classes- contact Nancybuley@gmail.com. Classes can be scheduled January-May

For ARTIST applications for Winter & spring Classes- contact Nancybuley@gmail.com. Classes can be scheduled January-May

Frederic Arts Festival a Success!

Frederic Arts took the Helm of  The August Craft Fair with support from the Frederic Fire Department and Lake Land Ambulance

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Northwest Alliance Community Foundation

NACF is a grass-roots organization made up of passionate volunteers from northern Polk
and Burnett County, Wisconsin. NACF empowers the people of our area by providing learning
opportunities, awarding nonprofit grants, and helping them to leave a legacy.

We would love to hear from you…please email us at hq@northwestalliancecf.org.
NACF is an affiliate of the St. Croix Valley Foundation.  



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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 info@fredericarts.org  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. 

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