September 28, 2022
Yellowstone Art Trail event happening this weekend | Arts & Entertainment | – Leader-Telegram

Yellowstone Art Trail event happening this weekend | Arts & Entertainment | – Leader-Telegram

CHIPPEWA COUNTY — A unique take on an artist market is coming back to the Chippewa Valley this weekend. The eighth annual Yellowstone Art Trail will span over the area this weekend offering homemade works and art pieces, and food and tours.

Artist Jean Arneson, along with Kathy Sedlacek and Rene Rykal got the ball rolling on creating the event after recognizing the amount of area talent there is to showcase.

“We had visited other art venues and art crawls and believed we had enough talent and interest in our own local area to showcase,” Arneson told the Leader-Telegram. “Plus, there were no art events in the Cadott area anymore.”

And so, they planned the first Yellowstone Art Trail and have been doing one annually since.

The historical Yellowstone Trail — the transcontinental auto route that went through the communities in 1915-1930 — winds its way through these communities (currently Highway X) and creates the route for the tour.

It was named “Yellowstone” to draw tourists along it to the national park, a favorite attraction of the time.

According to its website, “Yellowstone Art Trail is a free self-guided art tour showcasing unique fine art of area artists in Cadott, Boyd and eastern Lake Wissota.

This two-day art event will take people to 11 locations where they can find artwork and handmade items for sale by local artists, 33 to be exact. Along the way, art trail blazers are invited to make pit stops for local food and historical tours.

Take a drive with some friends, follow the sunflowers along the trail and discover original, quality and locally made goods.

Location one is Anson Methodist Church, 9439 190th St., in Cadott. Six local artists will be featured there including:

  • Bill Bejin, Chippewa River Art selling birch bark baskets and relief wood carvings made from the bark of down birch trees.
  • Karen Bejin, Chippewa River Art selling watercolor and mixed media paintings, prints, cards, magnetic bookmarks and children’s make-It creative kits.
  • Kathy Cernohous, Morning Reflections selling stained glass art.
  • Molly Linton selling fiber art and knitting.
  • Lynne Maslowski, Totally Wired selling sterling, copper, artist beads and leather jewelry.
  • Deb Zanoni, Prairie View Accessories selling fiber art, felted, wet felting and botanical printing.

At location two, 20107 80th Ave. in Cadott Devona Brodt, Revelations Studios will be selling drawings, watercolor and pastel paintings, prints, note cards, teaching studio and student demos.

Location three, 5722 189th St. in Chippewa Falls will feature Andrea Richardson selling kiln formed art glass.

The Lafayette Town Hall, 5765 197th St, in Chippewa Falls will serve as the fourth location and feature six artists including:

  • Karen Clark, Inspire Studio selling unique fused, functional and decorative glass art and landscape photography.
  • Mary K. Gwindt selling iconography.
  • Barbara Harling, Barbie’s Art selling watercolor paintings and cards.
  • Erin Hill, Art by Erin selling mixed media on canvas and wood.
  • Jeff Nelson will be selling wildlife, portraiture and abstract paintings using oil, acrylic and watercolor.
  • James Steinke, JPS Pottery selling original hand-built and thrown pottery.

Location five, English Lutheran Church of Bateman, 20588 Highway X in Chippewa Falls will feature four artists including:

  • Debra Anderson and Julie Suhr, Jade Designs selling hand stitched beaded jewelry, all one of a kind.
  • David Filter, Filter’s Haul, Pops, Pens and more selling hand turned ballpoint and fountain pens, mechanical pencils and small wood crafts.
  • Tammy Ford, The Art Studio selling acrylic and mixed media, intuitive resin energy creations.
  • Alexandria Mooney Jones, firework artist, Indy Moon Designs selling Fused glass, mixed media and artwork created by fireworks.

The Village Scoop, 304 E Mills St. in Cadott will have Nancy Ryba, Our Sister’s Grainery selling handcrafted decor for every season and holiday.

The Cadott Area Historical Society, 630 Highway 27, will have two artists on site;

  • Barbara Dunham, BJD Designs selling beaded jewelry and mixed media and collage art.
  • Karen Salter, Vintage Tales Gourds selling gourd lamps, birdhouses, bowls and intarsia wood art.

Jean Arneson Studio, 26427 115th Ave. in Cadott will be the eighth stop featuring oil paintings, prints, note cards, hand painted wine glasses and Jeannie paper dolls.

ZCBJ Bohemian Hall, 26054 135th Ave. in Cadott will have five artists displaying work over the weekend including:

  • Jerry and Wendy Campbell, Justorian Alpacas selling alpaca socks, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves, as well as yarn, roving, rugs and grass baskets.
  • Barry Dalberto, Tall Pines Studio with grapevine baskets with birch woven through and novels for sale.
  • Barry Grill, Beauty of Wood Turning Art by Barry with wood turning creations for sale.
  • Kathy Lancette selling gourd art, flower stamped, watercolor paper cards and bookmarks.
  • Ruth Lundblad, Artworks Plus with watercolor, acrylic, collage and mixed media paintings, cards and books for sale.

Jean Atter Chwala will have pine needle baskets, pyrography on wooden eggs, demonstrations on baskets, loom seed beading and other miscellaneous art for sale at 12238 Highway D in Boyd.

The final location, 32449 115th Ave. in Boyd is where Richard and Jean Cance, Made of Stones will be selling stone pendants, as well as hand painted stones and quilts.

At all 11 locations, each artist will be giving away one of their creations. Art trail blazers are encouraged to put their name in the drawing at each stop.

Along the trail route people can take in more than just art. There are multiple food places, historical sites and building tours to enjoy.

The Bohemian Lodge will be hosting artists and offering tours of the historic building all day. Guests can also grab a homemade kolache which the Lodge will have for sale.

The Cadott Area Historical Society will also be open for tours in addition to featuring artists.

There is no shortage of food along the trail. Points for food and drink throughout the trail include SandBar and Grill, Dixon’s Autumn Harvest Winery, Frog Hop, Yellowstone Cheese, Whispering Pines Golf Bar and Grill, Sparrows by the Creek Boutique, The Village Scoop and many more.

Follow the Yellowstone Art Trail from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday for a day of art, food and history. For more information and a map of the trail route, visit the Yellowstone Art Trail’s website at and get the latest updates on its Facebook page.


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