Supporting the
arts & artists in Northern Wisconsin

Co-sponsored by CBAC and the Washburn Heritage Association

Kelly Linnehan (left) of the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce presents Donna Lanni (right) the 2015 Heritage Award for her piece "Growing Old Together."

Important 2016 dates:

  • February 24 - entry form and fee due 
  • February 26-27 - entries delivered to the Washburn Cultural Center (10am - 4pm)  
  • Thursday, March 3  from 5-7pm   - opening reception    
  • March 30 & 31 - artists should pick up work entered in the show (10am - 4 pm)

This exhibit invites works of art that connect

with the heritage of the Chequamegon Bay area

~ things or ideas influenced from the past ~

This can include physical artifacts from cultural heritage such as buildings, monuments or landscapes, special events, portraits of significant individuals, or works of art that depict intangibles such as traditions or languages. It can also reference our natural heritage such as geology, flora and fauna, or natural resources.


​The Washburn Heritage Association, the Ashland Historical Society, and the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce will each present $50 awards at the reception.

A People's Choice award will be announced at the end of the exhibit.

New for 2016: Emerging artists age 16-22 - no entry fee!

Heritage: Our Past in the Present