Raising the Roof # 13

Friday March 29th 7:30 PM at the art Center

Alan Parson and Friends will bring their love of music, their instruments and their happy hearts to perform in a Raising the Roof fundraiser concert Friday, Mar. 29, at the Frederic Arts Center on Lake Avenue, across from Coon Lake Park.  The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and is a fundraiser for Frederic Arts with freewill donations going to the Building Projects Fund. 


Allen’s instruments will include keyboard, sax, flute, melodic and vocals.  His friends and partners in performance are “CJ” Long, Elaine Thander, and a guitar player from Siren known affectionately as “Fuzzy” or Shannon’s husband.  CJ Long returns to the area with vocal treatments of well-known female artists from different genres and across many decades.  Elaine Thander will bring her violin, her classical training and musical sensitivities from Minneapolis to add melodies from show tunes, rock operas and from the bottom of her happy heart.  Fuzzy will contribute his guitars, his soulful voice and his affability to the performance. 


The Raising the Roof Concert Series is a venue that allows musicians to have an attentive audience focused on them and their music. All musicians are performing free of charge. It is a way for musicians to support the Frederic Arts. All donations and money raised go into the Frederic Arts Center Building Project Fund.

The Frederic Arts Center was originally the one room Lincoln School between Frederic and Luck, it was moved into town after being closed and became the VFW. Boy Scouts used it for meetings. Frederic Arts purchased the building from the Village of Frederic 1 year ago. The Arts Center needs work, thus the Building Project Fund has become a high priority. An ADA compliant ramp is being planned for next spring.

Beverages are on sale and there is free popcorn.

NorhtWest Alliance Community Foundation Grant

Grant Funds Project to bring art classes to Traditions residents.


 Help us Build Up

the Art Center!

Ceramics kiln

Ceramics kiln

A generous donation of a ceramics kiln this summer by Danbury artists Judith Witt and Bruce Poe has been the impetus for the beginnings of a pottery program. Contingent upon fundraising efforts and public support, it may well take a year or two to get up and running. A studio has be set up and maintained with equipment and supplies, and experienced instructors found. Once built, it will be one of the few such public programs in this region.



You can choose what to support:  our building fund, our programming fund or the Public Art fund. It all helps!  

Frederic Arts is a registered nonprofit organization.

 Please become a participant as an artist or supporter/member and be involved with something that will add value and benefit our community! Just click.


New Upcoming Classes Offered!

Art, Craft and Design Classes continue for 2019

Immerse yourself in learning something new.  Local and regional artists and craftspeople will teach... More

Paint and Sip with Tammy Seebach

Paint and Sip with Tammy Seebach

Bill and Abbie

Bill and Abbie

willow Weaving with Sandy gimpl

willow Weaving with Sandy gimpl

Caning with Mark Buley

Caning with Mark Buley

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

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.  



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

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. 

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.





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Bench #1 at the St Croix Medical clinic

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! 

Bench #2 at the Art Center




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. 

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