Holidaze Arts Festival

The Eau Claire Holidaze Arts Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary at the downtown Convention Center last weekend. Holidaze marked the final event to be held in the venue before the building’s foreclosure. About 48 local and regional artists participated, including magnetic therapy jeweler Chris Krumbach and snowman crafter Donna Reed. The 2014 location has yet to be determined, but event organizer Tami Schraufnagel said she is looking into Hobbs Municipal Ice Center off Water Street, as well as other options within the downtown area.