The Village of Waunakee, in partnership with the Endres Mfg. Company and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce, is happy to announce the sixth annual Waunakee Public Art Project. Last year’s project, Mutts on Main, was successful in continuing to build upon the creative and innovative identity of Waunakee. The Village and its partners would like to build on this project and see it taken even further, including expanding on another facet of Waunakee’s heritage.
This year’s project is called Butterflies on Main, and will highlight Waunakee’s passion for protecting our friends the butterflies. Endres Mfg. Company will once again donate time, labor, and materials to provide our artists with steel butterfly cutouts. A $200 stipend (half from Endres Mfg. Company Foundation and half from the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce) will be provided to each artist or artist team. Those interested in applying must currently live or work within the school district limits of Waunakee, or be a graduate of the Waunakee Community School District.
All of the finished butterflies will be displayed on light posts along the Main Street corridor for the the summer. For further details and how to apply, see below.
Artists will be assigned a steel butterfly cutout, which will have the appropriate mounting fixture on the back. For exact shape, please see the link below. The artist is completely free to determine theme, materials, and general direction of the final product.
Finished butterflies will be displayed on light posts along the Main Street corridor for the the summer. After display is over, a plaque which will include artist information and credits, as well as information for Endres Mfg. Company and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce will be included with the butterflies when they are sold. After the butterflies are removed from view, they will be auctioned off to the community at Wauktoberfest. Proceeds will support projects that benefit the community through the Waunakee Creative Economy Initiative and the Endres Foundation.
Each artist or team of artists will be given a $200 stipend for use throughout the project. This includes coverage including but not limited to: supplies, transportation, studio overhead, and more. Any expenses exceeding $200 are the responsibility of the artists to cover. Stipends generously provided by Endres Mfg. Company Foundation and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce.
A panel will review the submissions and select the 12 recipients of butterflies based on a list of pre-determined criteria. This selection criteria will include:
At the end of the Summer, these Butterflies will be auctioned off to support local projects that benefit the community. Details on the auction will be posted when they are available.