Art in the Outdoors
September 19, 2012
Per capita, Wisconsin might have more artists than any other place in the Midwest. There’s something about the varied landscape of the Badger State that inspires artists. Many of these artists create work that melds with their local surroundings.
When fall transforms the Wisconsin countryside into a colorful work of art, it’s the perfect time to visit the state’s most interesting outdoor artwork. This fall, these outdoor collections will give you a whole new view of Wisconsin.
Black River Country is one of the most unique regions of Wisconsin. Not only is the landscape unique, so are the people and their stories. The historic murals displayed throughout downtown Black River Falls celebrate the leaders, heroes and eccentric characters that built the communities of Black River Country.
The murals are the work of local artist Susan Sampson. She brings to life figures from Black River Falls’ past, showing them with their tools, their livestock, their friends and their creations. You’ll see murals depicting the cranberry industry, dairy farms and deer hunting. The images are fun and sometimes even moving. If you are interested in what makes small-town Wisconsin tick, you don’t want to miss these murals.
Take the Black River Falls Historic Murals Home!
June 30, 2012
One of the most popular attractions in Black River Country is the set of murals that adorn downtown Black River Falls. Each depicts an aspect of the area’s history. Together, they tell the story of the people who built the community you see today.
Bring some of that history into your own home. The Black River Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a mural print commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Flood of 1911 and the history of the Black River Dam. The standard version is $79.95 and the deluxe is $99.95. The prints can be purchased at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce or by calling 715-284-4658 or 800-404-4008.