Public Art is good for everyone. It sets the tone of the village for visitors: We care! It gives to those who live and work here. It raises the visibility and awareness of the Arts. Please, if you share our vision, help us make it a reality. Thank you!
Below you'll find our currently installed pieces.
2013 Fuller Cowles
Frederic Arts and the Frederic Public Arts commission recently installed a sculpture titled “Circle of Stones,” by Minnesota Artist Fuller Cowles, in the green space along Hwy 35 just north of the former Olsen Drug in downtown Frederic. The sculpture was funded entirely by contributions from Frederic Arts and local businesses and individuals. “We are very privileged to have one of Fuller’s pieces,” said Maria Ammend, a Commission member, “especially considering his local area connection to Franconia Sculpture Park. It’s a wonderful complement to the other sculptures we now have at Coon Lake Park.”
This is the third public sculpture presented to the village in this manner and the 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.” 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.
2012 Sarah Balbin
2011 Michael Route - Red Iron Studios
Michael Route is an award winning artist blacksmith known for the long flowing lines in his work.
His curvaceous pieces could be described as organic Art Nouveau. Your eye follows his never ending
lines around and around. He has found a nice balance to be complex, yet understandable. The
work is crafted with much care and thought for purpose and dimension.
He established Red Iron Studio in his home town of Frederic, Wisconsin in 2008. He has since
been creating and designing a wide range of work including signage, sculptures, railings,
range hoods, benches and tables. His work can be found in parks, commercial sopaces, and
private residences across the country.