By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A Mothers Day weekend tradition continued May 12 in Marshfield, but with a different venue, a different name, and a different day. What had been an annual tradition hosted for more than 50 years on Mother’s Day by the New Visions Art Gallery changed hands this year, as the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry took over the event, moved it to Saturday, and renamed it “Art on the Avenue”.
MACCI Program Director Debbie Bauer said the move coincided with the third annual Downtown Wine Walk put on by the Marshfield Area United Way.
“When we were approached to take this over back in November, we could not let this 55-year-old event for the city of Marshfield die and at the recommendations of New Visions Gallery, we made the changes – we moved it to Saturday, we moved the location, and we tied it in with the downtown wine walk that United Way supports – so, overall, it was a great day. It will continue, so everyone should stay tuned to May 11, 2019, when the 56th Art on the Avenue will take place.”
This year’s 55th annual event was held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center and featured 47 artists.
After decades at Marshfield High School, the 2017 show had moved to the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds before moving to the Holiday Inn this year.