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Folk Art

Latino Arts Inc

The Milwaukee Latino Arts Inc. center is just a stone’s throw from the Third Ward. This community center contains a small gallery featuring work of Latino artists. Additionally, they offer numerous concerts of both traditional and contemporary Latin American music,… Continue Reading →

Mushroom Houses Of Charlevoix

Just an hour south of Mackinaw City (gateway to fudge and Amish vacationland Mackinac Island) is the town of Charlevoix. Dotting this charming town are 8 stone “mushroom” houses, built built by Earl Young. These little houses look like Hobbit… Continue Reading →

Rudolph Grotto Gardens (and “Wonder Cave”)

The Rudolph Grotto was clearly been built as a labor of love. Every bit of its extensive grounds are lovingly decorated. The grotto was built by Father Philip Wagner, who promised the Virgin Mary he would build a shrine if… Continue Reading →

Fred Smith’s Concrete Park

Fred Smith, like so many folk artists, was bitten by the creative bug late in life. But he certainly made up for lost time, creating his park of 230 concrete figures. Pieces include “portraits” of friends and neighbors, famous figures… Continue Reading →

Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden

The Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden is a clear sign that enthusiasm and talent are often two far different skills. It’s nice to have both, but enthusiasm will at least product a large (if perplexing) body of work. The Garden is… Continue Reading →

Grandview

Some people read when they are laid up with an injury. Others start a novel, watch tv or call their friends to moan. Not Nicholas Chauvin. Laid up from farming with an ankle injury, he started decorating his land with… Continue Reading →

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