Art Walk Stoughton

SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 | 9AM - 5PM

Art Walk Stoughton is an annual fine art festival taking place on historic Main Street in Stoughton, WI's Arts & Entertainment District. 

DEMONSTRATIONS

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 enjoy gourmet baked goods, theater tours, and a wine tasting.  

Check back soon for Art Walk 2018 details.

 

2017 DEMONSTRATIONS 

DEMONSTRATIONS
3-D Metal Printing and Finishing: 9am-6pm
Basic Jewelry Metal Stamping: 10:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm
Felting: 1pm
Jewelry Making: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Pottery Wheel Speed Throwing Challenge: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Punch Needle and Rug Punch: 9am-6pm
Wool Spinning: 11am

OPEN STUDIOS
Feral Arts, Jerry Anderson: 9am-6pm
Green Road Pottery, Brook Johnson: 9am-6pm
Lazzaro Fine Art Studio: 9am-6pm
Stellations Studio, Mark Lajiness: 9am-6pm

SPECIAL EVENTS
Children's Art Project: 11am-2pm
Friends of the Library Book Sale: 9am-6pm
Sweet Hartley's Micro-Bakery Sale: 9am-6pm
Historic Badger Theater Tours: 9am-6pm
Wine Tasting Fundraiser: 12pm-6pm
 


DEMOnstrations

9am-6pm
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. 


10:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm
BASIC JEWELRY METAL STAMPING

Diakonos Designs and Gallery
187 East Main St. 

Jewelry artisans will demonstrate basic jewelry stamping techniques including layout, centering, stamping, and filling.


1pm
FELTING

Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts
168 West Main St.

Artist Peter McMasters will demonstrate the technique of felting wool fibers through a gauze material to create a beautiful flower.


11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
JEWELRY MAKING TECHNIQUES

Diakonos Designs and Gallery
187 East Main St. 

Discover basic jewelry making techniques from master jewelry artists. 


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.


9am-6pm
PUNCH NEEDLE and RUG 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.


11am
WOOL SPINNING

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. 


OPEN STUDIOS

9am-6pm
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.


9am-6pm
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. 


9am-6pm
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. 


9am-6pm
STELLATIONS STUDIO
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. 

 
 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 

11am-2pm
CHILDREN'S ART PROJECT

The Next Generation
161 East Main St.

Description coming soon.


9am-6pm
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.


9am-6pm
SWEET HARTLEY'S MICRO-BAKERY SALE

Studio 184
184 West Main St.

Studio 184 is thrilled to host Sweet Hartley’s micro-bakery who will offer designer cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more! 


9am-6pm
HISTORIC BADGER THEATER TOURS

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.


12pm-6pm
WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER FOR THE SKAALEN HOME

Stoughton Antique Mall
524 East Main St.

Stoughton Antique Mall is hosting a wine tasting fundraiser to benefit the Skaalen Home, a nursing home and retirement community in Stoughton since 1900. This is truly a community effort. All wine, cheese, appetizers, and glassware are donated by downtown businesses, and 100 percent of money raised goes into improving the lives of residents by funding the building of a gazebo and adding shaded outdoor areas. For your donation of eight dollars, a wine glass is yours to keep, and cheese and other appetizers are provided, along with coupons for giveaway’s and discounts from downtown businesses.