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Youth Art Project

The purpose of the Youth Art Project is to provide more access for children to express themselves through the arts and to provide more access for the community to view this art. Click the Gallery button below to see what local youth have created recently!

Artist Workshops

Every June-October, we host free artist workshops that pair local professional artist with youth so children have the opportunity to learn how artists use their medium to express themselves and try it on!  Through business sponsorships and individual donations these local artists get support, too! Contact with any questions.

In 2018, youth learned Macrame from Kelsey Wenberg, drawing/painting in the style of Hundterwasser from Paula Gorski, drew local threatened birds, watched them be cut out of wood, and then painted them with Joe Mauer for a community mural,  discovered the fascinating technique of Corrugated Sculpting with Ray Kaselau, and got to try their hand at building and tack-welding metal sculptures with Dean Glenzer. In 2019 we did Needle Felting with Blue Boxer Arts, Upcycling with Lynn Hicks, Illustration with Ms. Jeanne, and Joe Maurer and Dean Glenzer returned by popular demand! Their finished work is in the online gallery.

FREE Youth Art Workshops

Visit our Facebook page our youth art gallery to view photos from 2021's outdoor one-day youth art workshop event! 


Save your child's spot (space limited) by emailing All workshops are on a Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm and close to downtown Eau Claire!

Art Competitions

Annually we have some form of an art competition to encourage youth to make art, and to help the community reflect on a current theme.

See our gallery and Facebook page for 2020's winners.

2021 Competition - ADULTS TOO!

This year's virtual art competition is back, this time with more prizes and adults are welcome, too!

Theme:  FUTURE

What will you, or our community, our world, or outer space look like in the future? Any meaning of future you think – tomorrow, five years, 20 years, fantasy or reality. You share with us – where are we headed?


  • 2 Adult Prizes at $100


  • Youth $200, $100, $50


  • One youth will also be chosen to have their piece printed and sold at Tangled Up in Hue, as a guest artist on consignment! 



Winners will be judged on:

1. Interpretation and the clarity of the theme to the viewer.

2. Creativity and originality of the depicted theme.

3. Overall impression of the art. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Overall, does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?


How to enter:

Submit any medium any size to by noon on December 24. All ages eligible.


Sponsored by BaredFeet, Tangled Up in Hue and Just Local Food

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Youth Art Gallery

Children say a lot through their artwork and we at BaredFeet, Co.
think this is truly valuable - for them to express what words cannot
and for the community to view.  So we have a permanent online gallery to see all the neat masterpieces they create! VIEW THE GALLERY HERE

ENTER ARTWORK: Does your kid (0-18) like making art? Our gallery is always looking for art submissions, in any medium. Submit a photo or scanned version of your child's artwork to with the subject line “Youth Art Entry” with their name (just first is ok, or first and last) and age. The art must be done entirely by the child.

THEMES:  Need inspiration? Occasionally we host  topic-led seasonal competitions to get the community talking about these issues and to hear from youth their thoughts on these important topics. Current call for art is on the theme: FAMILY

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