Vilas County, Wisconsin, is a small community of citizens in the almost-northern part of the state. Established in 1893, the county boasts a population of a little over 22,000 people. It’s a rural community, a farm community, and a tourist destination for fishing, hiking, and snowmobiling.
It also is the home of the Vilas County Fair.
The fair itself is small, held together by the carnival that moves in for three days and tradition of having your cows, jams, and art work judged by professionals.
The hearts and minds of artists dwell within this small community fair, too.
A competition that barely fills one pole barn, the artists of tomorrow are showing off their creativity, their inspirations, and their talent. Walking through an art show on this small of a scale can fill you with awe and pride and enchantment just as much as walking through the Milwaukee Art Museum.
No matter how big, no matter how small, you can feel the heartbeat of creativity in everything you see.
Take time to visit small art fairs, county fairs, and school art shows. You’ll love what you find.
Vilas County Schools Art
(for safety I did not take or record names)