Great Mini-Grant Programs

Community Art + Food

Cole Zrostlik, Youth Services Librarian
St. Croix Falls Public Library
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

Inspired by a comic-making class and a pancake recipe, staffers at the St. Croix Falls Library cooked up the Comic and Graphic Cookbook Collaborative Art Show. The library asked for submissions of artwork that would “tell the story” of favorite recipes, and offered art classes to encourage people to sign up regardless of ability. Participants ranged from pre-schoolers to seniors, all collaborating on a unique art event.

Kids, adults and families attended classes at the library in comic-making, collage and miniature food sculpture over several months. Their projects are funny, colorful and historically rich. Sharing its food traditions in the first art show of its kind in St. Croix Falls is a source of pride for this community.