By Marilu Miller – Come with me to the Circus! Come with me to Baraboo, Wisconsin the home of one of the greatest shows on earth! Baraboo is on the Baraboo River and nestled in the hills of the Driftless Area about half way between Chicago and Minneapolis- remember, location,Continue Reading

By William Grosvenor Neil – Art We There Yet is an extraordinary initiative by artists José Luis Vílchez and Cora Rose. Their mission is to create art highlighting the challenges, diversity, and shared humanity of peoples across the Americas. Aboard a school bus converted into an art and recording studio, theyContinue Reading

By Erica Howe – A stately building built on Viroqua’s main street, The Historic Fortney started its life as a hotel in 1899. Since then, there have been a myriad of owners, each with their own ideas for renovations. As the years wore on and the building wore out dueContinue Reading

I walked into the Gates of Heaven Synagogue in Madison, Wisconsin and soaked up the quaint setting. The elegant and sturdy stone building fit the scene too well and made me feel like I was perhaps stepping into a community dance in 1863. Nope, just a tight knit community keeping theContinue Reading

SO JOSEPH, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR BUSINESS? I am an artist. In addition to my own work, I own and run an art school in Rochester, Driftless Art Academy, which just opened in 2021.   Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to beContinue Reading

By Riley Hunter – If you live in La Crosse, WI area you have for sure driven past Cosa Ink Grafitti’s artwork as they have become infamous locally, but their artwork was originally only exclusively street graffiti. I met Cody Sanderson (aka Cosa) in 2008 and was instantly brought backContinue Reading

SO COLLEEN, WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK OR BUSINESS? Artist who is finally done earning a wage and can now continue my creative efforts without worrying about earning a living. Tell us about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career withContinue Reading

By Kylie Compe – If you type ‘Waunakee’ into your search bar, you’ll soon realize that the Waunakee in Dane County, WI is the only Waunakee in the world. I grew up in the small village next door and, besides sports or the random drive through on my way somewhereContinue Reading

By Matthew Schumann – Tyrol Basin is South Central Wisconsin’s premier ski hill. Now, before any of you readers of the “Internationale” or “Colorado Ski” Type-Variety get all uppity, just remember: the Driftless does what it does with the terrain the dinosaurs and glaciers gave us. Military Ridge is aContinue Reading

By Riley Hunter – In Part 1, “Be Prepared”,  I talked about some of my “What To Plan For” tips here at Country Jam. In this article, which is Part 2, we get settled in, and I talk about our camping adventures. It’s truly an experience all on its own!Continue Reading

The Driftless Area Magazine was in attendance at the Blue Ox Festival on August 19th thru the 21st, 2021. “WE HAD AN AMAZING TIME!” Read more about our experience in our upcoming issues!”. Blue Ox Music Festival welcomes back the annual summer pilgrimage of Bluegrass, Americana, and Roots artists, andContinue Reading

By Rick Pedersen –Perhaps one of the most popular activities to embrace winter romance is a horse-drawn sleigh ride after a fresh snowfall. Very few things have had as many songs or stories written about them. My wife gets full credit for picking this trip and story topic, as itContinue Reading

By Jamie Norton – I was truly excited to have an opportunity to be able to attend and write about an endurance mountain bike race like no other in the heart of the Driftless Area at Hixon Forest in my hometown of La Crosse Wisconsin.  Just nestled in the bluffs of LaContinue Reading

By Nolan Arentz – A place where your phone will tell you takes half the amount of time that you actually spend getting there, or maybe it was just getting back at me for dropping it all the time. Anyways, that is where you will find the venue for thisContinue Reading