The Blue Awning

February 14, 2014
by Mary Ann
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Here We Are!

The Artists and Crafters are still here at the Awning. We have had a COLD winter but we are seeing some 30 degrees coming are way next week!!!! We have had some of the Antigo Visual Artists join us here. Also, stop by on March 14 for Youth Art Gallery Night. We will feature elementary, middle & high school artist from the area. There will also be Rootbeer floats sponsored by Culver’s & Lakeside Market. Langlade Area Arts will sponsor 3 chairs for each of the youth to paint for the kick off to the Cop-a-Squat

September 13, 2013
by Mary Ann
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Where did the Summer GO!

We are already putting out the Packer items for football season. The days are getting shorter and it is flying by fast. There are new artists that have made the Blue Awning their home. We now have a wonderful gal that does stained glass, a carver of fish that is awesome ( he does a cute beaver, too), garden art , more barn wood, pallet wood,  oil paintings, and so much more.

Watch the Antigo Daily Journal for the Pat Blood Estate Sales held in the open class area of the Awning.

November 2 is the next Oil Painting Class. It is our 1 year anniversay of doing classes! We will be painting “Winter Oval”. It is on display at the Awning. Remember classes are limited to 10 people and they fill up fast. $65.00 and everything is included. Just bring a beverage and a snack to pass…. Oh, and a smile!

April 12, 2013
by Mary Ann
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FYI

Just a quick note:  The barn board chair and bean pot have been sold!  Things are going well in April so far. Every one here is thinking spring even though Mother Nature hasn’t quit agreed. There is only two spot left in the May 4th oil painting class. So, if that is something you would like to try stop in and let us know. We can get you all the details and sign you up!

Langlade Area Arts is still working hard on getting an Art Center here in Antigo.  Watch for them at Music in the Park on July 1 as they will be selling pies! YUMMMMMMMM

February 10, 2013
by Mary Ann
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Barn Board Art

Barn board art is all over HGTV and it’s created here to by our artists too! This stool is great for an accent piece or “the naughty chair”. LOL  But if you are looking for something else then take a look at the shelf, benches and small stools that are available.

February 10, 2013
by Mary Ann
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Pysanky Eggs

Pysanky egg This is just a sample of a new artist we have doing a Ukranian art form called Pysanky. She has many of them on display for sale. See more on our Facebook page and in the shop.  Our Langlade County artists are still amazing me with their talents.

November 26, 2012
by Mary Ann
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Holiday Season

We have been quit busy here at The Blue Awning. We successfully made it through carving classes with no blood and we held our first Bob Ross oil painting class. Paint with Vicki was so much fun that we are doing it again on Feb. 9 & Mar. 30. You can go on-line and see Vicki at paintwithvicki.com to see what she is all about. I even took the class and all I have done is paint by number as a child. Stop in the shop and you can see my painting and get all the details about the classes. Give the gift of a painting class this year or a carving class you would be amazed at how relaxing it really can be once you try.

September 12, 2012
by Mary Ann
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Workshops are HERE!!!!

It has taken some time but we are doing them. Starting this Thursday September 13,2012 we have our first             “Carving” class.

Bill Miltenberger master carver you may have seen him at Music in the Park carving. He has agreed to teach his wonderful craft with us. You do need to pre-register just so we know your interests for preparation of classes but anyone 16 & older is welcome. Carve at your own risk. Bill will teach you from Class 101 to experienced carvers all in the same night.  Walking sticks or bark carving to spoons and wine stoppers. He can guide you all the way. His wife Karen will be on hand when it comes time to paint or stain if you wish to ask questions.

Dates: September 13th FREE     September 27th   $20       October 4th & 18th  $20 each night          6pm-9pm

August 15, 2012
by Mary Ann
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Langlade Area Arts is a group that is working toward  the renovating of a building in downtown  Antigo, WI. This would house a 200 plus seat theater, a gallery space, and 2 education studios. You might say the group is the “brick & mortar” for the arts groups that we have here in Langlade County.  The space they are looking at is presently called the Professional Building but use to be called the Home Theater. It has history. They found the 80-year-old plans and are working from them and upgrading the lighting, sound, plumbing … those things.  They have really done a lot of mature steps in this project to make sure that this becomes a reality.

December 7 is the next big fund-raiser for the group. The Snow Ball will be held at the Edison Club. Signature cocktails will be brought out again like the “Jack Frost” & Peppermint Twist” among others. Music and entertainment for your dancing pleasures. Tickets will be sold in advance here at the Blue Awning for $35 or 2 for $60.  I will keep you posted or watch the Antigo Daily Journal.

July 19, 2012
by Mary Ann
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Ribbon Cutting for The Blue Awning

We hosted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to say to everyone that we are here. Our artists are well on their way to making a name for themselves if they have not already.  We have also the great pleasure to welcome our senior artist/crafters from “Ye Olde Craft Shoppe” as they are now located under the awning. Thank You to the Antigo/Langlade County Chamber and it’s ambassadors. Everyone enjoyed refreshments and cookies from Antigo Bakery with our logo on them… the yellow bird!