Sidwalk Rainworks & Celebration at The Warehouse

  •  August 19, 2016
     4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

RAINWORKS on Wall Street

What is stenciled on the sidewalk? The four main RAINWORKS sites feature selected stanzas from WI Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser’s poem, Haiku Journey. The poem details the beauty of all four seasons of the year, seen through the eyes of one who lives in Wisconsin. Each site has an accompanying image the section provokes: a snowy  egret, birds migrating, a wild mustard flower on the side of a road, and lace-like ice.

Did you find all of four RAINWORKS sites? They are all within a few blocks of each other on Wall Street. If it is a sunny day, you will have to wet the sidewalk yourself to find them!

Take a picture when you find each of them! If you choose to share on social media, tell us where you saw it (business, cross street- or both) and tag Kim Blaeser, Eagle River Revitalization Program, the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library, and The Warehouse: Four Seasons Center for the Arts. Tell us what you think about those selected lines- what do they make you think of?

BUT- There are a few hidden “image only” sites. Keep your eyes open!

Why RAINWORKS in August?  August is Poetry and Words month at The Warehouse: Four Seasons Center for the Arts, in celebration of this month’s Arts on Tap guest speaker, the Wisconsin State Poet Laureate, Kim Blaeser (Arts on Tap is Co-Presented with the Walter E. Olson Memorial Public Library).  We wondered how the words could spill out onto the street in a unique way, and we decided that RAINWORKS would be a perfect way to do so.

With that, the idea of trying out RAINWORKS in collaboration with Eagle River businesses was hatched. The Eagle River Revitalization Program became the perfect partner for helping make that happen.

Join us on Friday, August 19th 4:00-8:00pm at The Warehouse for the RAINWORKS reveal party. We’ll have food, music and our “inspiration bar” open!

Winter Window1Egret1

Mustard Flower1

Migrating Geese1

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