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2023 Creative Communities
Creative Communities Canvas Project 

January 3 - March 26, 2023

The Creative Communities Canvas Project is a community art project involving 300 artists of all ages and talents. Participants receive a 6-inch-by-6- inch art canvas to artistically interpret the following word as it pertains to nature:


Art canvases can be picked up at the KVR Visitor Center starting January 3, 2023. All canvases must be returned to the KVR Visitor Center by February 22, 2023 by 4:30pm.


Creative Communities Canvas Online Auction 
March 4, 2023 - March 26, 2023

Canvases will be available through online auction. Auction opens at 5pm CST on March 4, 2023, and closes on March 26, 2023, at 5pm CST. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the KVR with proceeds going to the KVR education & events programs. The canvases will be exhibited at the KVR Visitor Center Saturday, March 4 - Saturday, March 25, 2022. 

Online Auction Opens March 4, 2023


Online Art Auction opens March 4 at 5 pm CST and Closes Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 5 pm CST

Go to:

Click on:  Featured Auctions

Search:  Kickapoo

Select: View ALL ITEMS

Click this the image to enter the auction!

To bid, you will need to create a user account and log onto Bidding Owl.  Be sure to remember/record your username and password.  

  • Online Canvas Auction opens on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 5 pm CST
  • Online Canvas Auction closes Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 5 pm CST. 

Happy Bidding!


Display showing the art canvases by various local artists

Exhibit Grand Opening & Artist Reception

March 4, 2023 10 am - Noon

Make plans to attend the Grand Opening of the Creative Communities Canvas Project. Join us for light refreshments and brunch hors d'oeuvres at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center. We will unveil the 2023 canvas project with all proceeds in support of the KVR Education & Events Program(s). 

 Bidding stations will be set up and staffed to assist bidders with account set up. 

Grand opening is free and open to the public. 


Where can I get a blank canvas?
Blank canvases are available at the following locations:

  • KVR Visitor Center
  • Lawton Memorial Library - La Farge
  • Bekkum Library - Westby
  • McIntosh Library - Viroqua
  • Soldiers Grove Library
  • Cashton Public Library
  • Elroy Public Library
  • Hillsboro Public Library
  • Norwalk Public Library
  • Ontario Public Library
  • Viva Gallery - Viroqua

Canvases are due back to the KVR Visitor Center by February 22, 2023

How do I bid on a canvas?

Visit (or click the yellow button to the left) and click on Featured Auctions.  Then in the search bar, type in the word Kickapoo, this will take you to the KVR Art Auction page.  Click on View All Items in the upper left corner of your screen and you will be able to view and bid on your favorites.  Note:  You will need to create an account to bid.  The site is secure, and you will not be asked for credit card information at the time of bidding.  

Call the KVR Visitor Center with any questions.      608-625-2960







The Kickapoo Reserve Management Board acknowledges that the state and federal lands that comprise the Reserve fall within the ancestral homelands of First Nations people including the Hooçak Nation. We recognize the sovereignty of the Hooçak and other First Nations and will work towards a shared future by continuing to create collaborative opportunities to protect and preserve these lands.

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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