During the Art Walk, you’ll be able to enjoy a myriad of demonstrations of local and regional artists and craftsmen at work, as well as participating in some yourself. Challenge yourself to create lightning-quick pottery at the Pottery Wheel Speed Throwing Challenge, learn jewelry making techniques, discover 3-D metal printing, or find a rare treasure at the Friends of the Library book sale. Visit the working studios of a number of artists and take a theater tour.
3-D Metal Printing and Finishing: All Day
Coin Minting, Jewelry Making & More: All Day
Forging: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Lost Wax Casting: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Pottery Wheel Speed Throwing Challenge: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Rug Needle and Needle Punch: All Day
Wool Spinning and Felting: All Day
Feral Arts, Jerry Anderson: 9am-6pm
Green Road Pottery, Brook Johnson: 9am-6pm
Lazzaro Fine Art Studio: 9am-6pm
Woodland Studios, Mark Lajiness: 9am-6pm
Children's Art Project: 11am-2pm
Friends of the Library Book Sale: All Day
Tours of SVP's Historic Theater: All Day
3-D METAL PRINTING AND FINISHING
The Virtual Foundry
211 S. Water St.
Meet Inventor Brad Woods while getting your questions answered on how 3-D Metal printing works. You’ll see 3-D printers in action, samples of metal art from the 3-D printer, and learn about the finishing process.
COIN MINTING- Repousse, Jewelry Making, Metal Forming, Mold Making and more.
9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
FORGING- make a chisel, use it to cut steel for copper inlay - fire, red hot steel, hammers, anvils, engraving
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
LOST WAX CASTING- molten metal, 1000F hot mold, fire, centrifugal force, thermal shock = 1 silver ring
Howard Academy Metal Arts
516 East Main St.
11am, 1pm, and 3pm
POTTERY WHEEL SPEED THROWING CHALLENGE
Green Road Pottery
261 West Main St.
Come down to Green Road Pottery and watch Brook Johnson demonstrate throwing pots on the wheel. He will start off the demonstration showing the steps it takes to make a bowl in slow motion, and then he will attempt to set a new personal speed throwing record of less than 10 seconds. He will answer questions and take requests. You can place an order, watch as your pot is created, and then personalize it immediately.
Do you want to try out speed throwing? Brook will give anyone two minutes to make a bowl for $5.
RUG PUNCH AND NEEDLE PUNCH
A Day in the Country
134 East Main St.
Punch needle is a form of embroidery that uses a hollow needle to create loops of thread on fabric to create a textured pile surface, like a miniature version of a hooked rug. It is also known as thread painting for the complexity and texture of design that can be created. Rug Punch is a technique allowing a fast method of making a rug. Artist Deb Day will be on hand Art Walk day to demonstrate these two techniques. She offers classes and supplies to complete projects.
WOOL SPINNING AND FELTING
Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts
168 West Main St.
Ingrid McMasters began spinning in 2003 and is currently pursuing a Master Spinner Certificate from Olds College. She has fallen in love with the amazing textural differences in all things fiber; animal, and plant. She can't wait to share this rewarding and fun technique with you.
Artist Peter McMasters will demonstrate the technique of felting wool fibers through a gauze material to create a beautiful flower.
FERAL ARTS STUDIO
245 West Main St.
Jerry Anderson creates incredible pieces of furniture, interactive art, and screen prints here in his downtown studio. Each work he creates comes from an idea to express his view of the world. We are intrigued with one of his newest creations, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
GREEN ROAD POTTERY
261 West Main St.
Green Road Pottery is the gallery and studio of Brook Johnson who specializes in teaching the making of pottery to all skill levels.
LAZZARO FINE ART STUDIO
419 East Main St. - Upper
Richard Lazzaro is an abstract painter whose art is in over 400 public and private collections around the world. He has been a prominent advocate for abstract painting for more than sixty years as an artists and teacher. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides and works in Stoughton with his wife Giovanna.
171 East Main St. - Upper
Mark Lajiness is a sculptor and mixed media artist whose work includes hanging and freestanding sculptural pieces. He uses repurposed materials including musical instruments, stained glass, and metals such as copper to create birds, beasts, angels, and geometric shapes.
CHILDREN'S ART PROJECT
The Next Generation
161 East Main St.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Stoughton Public Library
304 S. 4th St.
The Friends of the Stoughton Public Library will hold their annual summer book sale Thursday – Friday, June 8-10. The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting and improving library services, materials, and facilities for the Stoughton community; encouraging gifts and bequests to the library; and promoting the broadest possible use of its facilities, materials and services.
TOURS OF SVPs HISTORIC THEATER
Stoughton Village Players Theater
255 East Main St.
The Badger Theater is home to theater troupe Stoughton Village Players, who offer performances throughout the year. The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1921 at the height of the silent movie era. It served Stoughton for three quarters of a century as a movie house. The players have extended its life into the next century as a performance space for live drama, comedy and music. What started out as a temporary arrangement for the acting company is now a permanent arrangement. Not only did the group take ownership of the building, they also restored the facade of the aging structure to its original look and condition.