"Wolf Creek Bandit"  James Slate to perform                 at "Raise the Roof" Concert                                                 March   24th  at  8 PM

 The Wolf Creek Bandit

The Wolf Creek Bandit

James Slate is "The Wolf Creek Bandit". You may have heard him at the Frederic Arts Fall Gandy Dancer Art Show Depot stage 08-19-17. With 40 years of actively "gigging"  he dipped into his vast repertoire of music and styles. Bending his guitar notes turned the heads of the other musicians present. They were impressed. He has the voice of experience.

His day gig was working in Abnormal Psychology. His passion has been playing and singing for 40 years. He worked with Bands in the Twin Cities and in our own area, played with local names, Kevin Louden and Steve Wilson as well as others. We may well see other local area musicians come out for his performance.

James seems to have a thing for islands.  He lived for 5 years in the Cayman Islands, SCUBA Diving and paying in local watering holes.  He played at the Seaview, in Key West, Florida, and Madeline Island, WI at Tom's Burned Down Cafe.

James wants people to know that he is very interested in supporting our Capital Building Campaign. His performance is something he can give, art supporting art. You have to love it.

The concert is one of a series of fund raising activities benefiting Frederic Arts' Programming, Public Arts and Facilities areas to fulfill our educational mission to:  cultivate artistic opportunities for people of all ages and to enhance and preserve the cultural fabric of our community through educational events and programs.  Doors open at 7:30, Saturday, March 24th.  Concert is from 8 PM to 10?  Beer, other refreshments and snacks available.  Limited seating, arrive early!

Free concert - Your generous donations are appreciated! 

Next "raise the Roof" concert: Kevin Louden performs on Sat. April 28, 2018  8PM at the Center.


Frederic Arts has bought the building at 310 Lake Avenue South 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. 

 L to R:  Mark Buley, village Treasurer, Jen Phrenetton, Nancy Buley, Tammy Seebach and Lloyd Wilson

L to R:  Mark Buley, village Treasurer, Jen Phrenetton, Nancy Buley, Tammy Seebach and Lloyd Wilson

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.  

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.


  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

*** 2018 Frederic Arts Festival scheduled for August 18th***

In 2017 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.

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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! Thanks!

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



 Class of 2015 Uncorked #3 with instructor Bonnie Hagen

Class of 2015 Uncorked #3 with instructor Bonnie Hagen

 u-w's pro arte quartet, 2013

u-w's pro arte quartet, 2013

 u-w's Wisconsin brass quintet, 2015

u-w's Wisconsin brass quintet, 2015

 Kaptain Karl at the frederic arts festival, 2017

Kaptain Karl at the frederic arts festival, 2017




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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