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Arts Board's “Office Hours on the Road” Prove Popular

George Tzougros, WI Arts Board Executive Director, and Karen Goeschko, Assistant Director, will be coming to a town near you with a new “Office Hours on the Road” program.  The Arts Board staff and a board member or two will host these informal “Office Hours” sessions at various local downtown coffee shops.

The intent is to gather as much input as possible from people around Wisconsin about the current state of the arts in WI, while incidentally encouraging brisk business for a downtown establishment.  The “stop by and chat for a minute or an hour” format encourages people to share ideas for arts projects, ask funding questions, bring up policy issues, and share inspirations and concerns as needed.

Participation has been strong so far, with Washburn, Superior, Milwaukee and LaCrosse’s “Office Hours”  attracting artists, small and large arts organizations, and representatives from various community groups.  The specific locations, dates, and times of the upcoming sessions are listed below. 

As is the case for all WAB meetings, each meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities.   Sign language interpreters are available with a two week notice. 


WAB Office Hours:  Eau Claire
Monday, March 11, 2013
11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Acoustic Café
505 South Barstow
(715) 832-9090

WAB Office Hours:  Rhinelander
Friday, March 22, 2013
11:00am – 1:00pm
Coffee Beans Etc
1022 Lincoln Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501


WAB Office Hours:  Madison
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
11:00am – 2:00pm
Michelangelo’s Coffee House
114 State St  Madison
Madison, WI
(608) 251-5299
WAB Office Hours:  Wausau
Mon, April 29, 2013
11:00am – 2:00pm
Allister Deacon's Coffee House
300 3rd St # 103
Wausau, WI 54403ý
(715) 845-5888


WAB Office Hours:  Milwaukee 2.0
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
11:00am – 2:00pm
Verduras Tea House and Café
181 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 224-6144 

WAB Office Hours:  Fish Creek
Monday, May 13
2:30 – 5:30 pm
Julie’s Park Café    
4020 Hwy. 42     
Fish Creek, WI    
(920) 868-2999
WAB Office Hours:  Appleton
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
500 W College Ave
(920) 993-1458
Appleton, WI

The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage. Since 1973, the Arts Board has supported artists and arts organizations with funds from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on the Wisconsin Arts Board, please visit www. For information on Wisconsin arts and cultural events, please visit www.portalwisconsin.org and www.travelwisconsin.com.