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Mural Project Brightens Up Downtown E.C.

check out the new ColorBlock creations

ColorBlock is making a splash in downtown Eau Claire with its second annual mural project. This year’s theme – “Progress” – aligns with ColorBlock’s goal to “inspire visual arts” as well as “revitalize and re-energize parts of downtown that need some love,” according to its website. Learn more about these colorful new downtown additions at

Feature Murals

Pride by Alexis Olson

Racoon on a Hot Brick Wall by Chanel Harwick

Share Your Umbrella by Caitlyn Kviz

untitled by Lillian Hoeschen

Facing Face by Jaden Flores

Hope Is Where the Art Is by Amy Hahn and Trisha Lundin

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Andrea Paulseth  photographer

Andrea Paulseth has been the part-time staff photographer with Volume One since 2009, trying her best to draw in the reader with off camera lighting skill and editorial style photography.

Rebecca Mennecke  author

Rebecca Mennecke joined the Volume One team as Associate Editor in 2020. Rebecca studied creative writing and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and formerly served as editor of None of the Above, managing editor of The Spectator...