Raise the Roof Continues: #19

Friday October 25th at 7:00 PM


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Bryce and Suz Thomson will sing and play some of their favorite folk music, performing as “BTnSUZ” in a Raising the Roof house concert on Friday, October 25, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Frederic Art Center on Lake Avenue across from Coon Lake Park.  The free concert is a fundraiser with donations supporting the Building Projects Fund.

Bryce and Suz are long-time residents of Polk County.  Bryce moved to Balsam Lake in 1975 and worked for his uncle, Chester Peterson, at the Polk County Abstract Company, eventually purchasing the business.  Suz Byerly grew up in the Fredericarea and is a 1974 FHS graduate.The couple met and married in 1984.  Shortly after they sold their company in 2003 they lost their only child, David.  Dave loved music and it was something they had shared together as a family.  It was the decision to keep playing music that helped move Suz and Bryce forward through their grief.  They played at many weddings and special occasions, eventually performing professionally.  Now semi-retired – again! – “BTnSUZ”continue to enjoy sharing their music.   

The Raising the Roofmonthly concert series showcases area musical talent and encourages donations to the Frederic Art Center for facility improvements including a fully accessible space for arts education, expression, and enjoyment.Frederic Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and welcomes new members and supporters.More information can be found on Facebook.com/FredericArts and online at fredericarts.org.

Kiln House

Progress being made! cement pad for kiln house.

Progress being made! cement pad for kiln house.

Our kiln has been in storage for a year now (Thanks to Ned at D8 Products!). The cement pad has been poured and awaits arrival of the kiln, then a metal building to protect it before winter sets in.

We’re looking for a few good people. Program development, creating a studio space, and equipment acquisition now begins. If you or someone you know wants to be involved in helping us build this “from the ground up”, give Jack a call at 715-371-0144 or info@FredericArts.org

Fall Classes & Events at the Art Center


Did you Know?

Founded in the fall of 2008, Frederic Arts was incorporated in April 2009 meaning we are now 10 YEARS OLD!

We received our Federal tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 nonprofit status in 2011

In 2018:

  • We had a total of 66 members. Individual = 15; Patron = 7; Business = 13; Family = 16 Student / Seniors = 15.

  • We had over 2500 ? unique visits to our website

  • We had 108 students attend 19 different classes 

  • We are ALL volunteer: no paid board or staff, but we pay our instructors

  • Our 2018 revenue consisted of  memberships (12.2%), donations (32.8%), grants for programming (3.6%), vendor fees (20%) class fees (26.9%) and building use fees (.04%) on total revenue of $20,408.

The Reunion Band

The Reunion Band

Why We Exist:

Our Mission is: 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.

Our "community" is all encompassing of those who share our vision.

We cannot exist without membership. Member support is the only way we can justify the many hours of work we do to bring Arts events, Arts activities and Art awareness to our area community. Please support the Arts in any way you can. Thanks!

NorthWest 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