The Ark seeks to inspire creativity, expand awareness, enrich community through the arts…
and give new life to a historic building.


FEATURE OF THE MONTH:

New Ark Cafe:
donate to the Go Fund Me Campaign

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Support The Ark —
donate to the new upcoming Ark Cafe!

Artists and Friends Inc. is launching a fundraising campaign
to open a new cafe at the Ark — The Ark Cafe!
Tax deductible donations collected will help finish kitchen renovations and provide the necessary funds to start the cafe in September 2016.  The deadline for kitchen renovations prior to the licensing inspection is July 29th.

The Ark Cafe will use a “Pay what you can” model of pricing. The cafe will be open 11am-6pm Monday-Friday, for lunch and  coffee, soda and snacks.
Wifi available.

The Ark Cafe will provide an affordable local gathering space for Viroqua and surrounding communities. The income from the cafe will pay employee wages, and generate funds for continued building renovations and provide art programming. Please consider investing in this community project.
We are grateful for your support!

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Please click here to donate to our
Go Fund Me campaign!

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS:

THE ARK ARTS COLLECTIVE is now FORMING!
This is an unique opportunity to make your mark in an exciting immersive art project that is on the way to becoming a Viroqua attraction.  There is lots of “canvas” still to be painted.  Looking for all levels of ability matched with the NEED to create.  Future financial compensation to be discussed by collective in terms of selling merchandise related to your images.  THE BIG Project is an exterior building wrap around 3′ wide strip that documents ALL species on earth.

Current members:  Elliot Medow, Connie Poe, Vicki Ramsay, Sara Mathes, Larry Young, Paul Linskens, Viroqua Harvest Parade and Frank Wildingway.

INTERESTED? Contact Frank Wildingway at frank@artarkviroqua.org or call 608-637-8304


UPCOMING EVENTS JULY 2016: Donate toward new Ark Cafe!
UPCOMING EVENTS Viroqua Community Sing

 

UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Aug 12 & 13, 2016: Giant Puppet-Making Presentation & Workshop
UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS NEW! Creative Movement + Yoga For Little Movers
UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Bellydancing for Ladies
UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Art Garden at the Ark
UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Driftless Folk School: Spoon Carving Circle – Monthly
UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Viroqua Community Sing
UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Kickapoo Herbal Education Network Classes
UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS International Folk Dancing
UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Three Fold Path Qi Gong
UPCOMING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS Driftless Writers Workshop

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Artists coming together
with a common vision of inspiration & passion.

The ARK is a full-feature arts community center in the Driftless Region of Southwest Wisconsin.
We offer numerous ongoing classes, featured events, concerts, performances, happenings, activities and much more. The walls are adorned with work by local artists. Come visit us, take a class, see a great show — you’ll be refreshed, inspired and moved by the talent, teachers, and activities here under our roof!

What you will see at the Ark:

MUSIC: The Ark draws from the talented pool of local Driftless musicians along with regional & national artists.
THEATRE: Local productions are a highlight of the events at the Ark. The Ark is the premiere location for local theatre productions.
ART: The Ark has annual art shows along with showcasing local artists on a revolving basis.


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“Inspiring creativity, enhancing awareness, enriching community.”