The Leader-Telegram, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has a preview article about a visit by Deb and Jim Fallows on the weekend of September 22-23. The weekend’s events will include the grand opening of the new Pablo Center (below) for the arts.
The Chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, says in the piece:
“During their travels, the Fallowses discovered resilient communities filled with inspiring people who are reinventing and re-energizing their cities through grass-roots efforts,” UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt said in a news release. “Eau Claire, a former logging and industrial town that is again thriving thanks to a vibrant and growing creative economy, is an extraordinary example of what can happen when determined people use their energy, talents and dreams to transform their city.
“Given Pablo Center’s critical role in Eau Claire’s renaissance, the grand opening celebration is the perfect time to invite the Fallowses here so they can experience our dynamic city and meet the people who are shaping its future.”
The $60 million arts center in downtown Eau Claire will support community arts organizations and UW-Eau Claire.