Visit Wausau, Wisconsin for Artrageous this weekend and see why people live here and come from all over for the 3 events

Every week we list community events around Wisconsin.  This week’s featured event is the annual Artrageous weekend in Wausau, Wisconsin Sept. 10-11. Wausau is an easy drive for most people in Wisconsin. Get in the car and do some exploring!

 Artrageous is a two day extravaganza that has drawn more than 30,000 people to Wausau in years past.  It has grown so much that organizers this year are closing an additional block of downtown Wausau. Artrageous actually consists of three separate events in separate areas of Wausau – all linked by a free handicapped-accessible shuttle bus. 

47th annual Wausau Festival of the Arts at the “400 block”

120 artists, a children’s art area and music  will occupcy the 400 block and an additional block is also closed to allow more room for visitors to enjoy the art and activities without being crowded.

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept 11

Where: The 400 block, Downtown Wausau.

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Then there’s another 120 artists down the road at the 36th annual Art in the Park, located at Marathon Park. Artwork ranges from jewelry, carvings, glass and more. Food and drink will be for sale, a children’s art and craft area offers something for the whole family – even a butterfly release.

When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11

Where: East Gate Hall and Exhibition Building, Marathon Park

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Artrageous weekend also kicks off the Woodson Art Museum’s “Birds in Art” exhibit that runs until November 11, 2011.  The bird themed art exhibit is in its 36th year and features the work of 112 artists from 11 countries.

When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m – 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 and continuing on through November 11, 2011.

Where: Woodson Art Museum, 700 N. 12th Street

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Wausau is centrally located in Wisconsin – a few hours drive for people across Wisconsin.  Take a drive and check out these 3 great events in Wausau this weekend.  Wander the downtown and get a feel for life in Wausau or check out this previous Wausau life blog post and video. If you decide you’d like to live in Wausau First Weber Group can help with 2 real estate offices in the Wausau area: Grand Ave and Rib Mountain.

Thank you for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog for information on Artrageous weekend in Wausau. Wausa is one of the many great places to live and play in Wisconsin. Centrally located in Wisconsin, you’ll pass through beautiful places on your way to Wausau, and end up in a beautiful place as well.


Information provided by Ron Zahrt, First Weber Wausau Grand Ave and the Central Wisconsin Hub


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