By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published May 24, 2022 at 12:31 PM

Headed to Green Bay? We've got a slew of great recommendations for places to visit.  But if you're art-inclined, you'll also want to make some time for a day trip to De Pere to check out their growing display of public art.

De Pere has long been an enclave for artists. But it hasn't always been a destination for public art. That changed in 2018 when The Downtown De Pere Mural Project promoted the creation of public art which aimed to convey the history of the city, along with its culture, spirit and vision for the future. 

You can easily view the art on your own simply by strolling the historic streets in De Pere. But you can also do it more formally (and view new additions) during De Pere’s Art Walk series, formal events scheduled to showcase the work of local artists (includes jewelry, photography, ceramics, fiber art, etc.) as well as outdoor murals and permanent sculptures.  Current Art Walk dates include July 1, 2022 and Aug. 5, 2022 [more info].

1. Flower Power 

Artist: Andrew Linskens
101 S. Broadway St., De Pere

Flower PowerX

2. Elephant

Artist: Andrew Linskens
109 N. Broadway St., De Pere

ElephantX

3. The Power of Creativity

Artist: Carli Ihde
520 George St., De Pere

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4. History of logging, paper mills

Artist: James Barany
131 N. Broadway, De Pere

Mural depicting history of logging, paper mills in De Pere, WIX

5. Cityscape

Artist: Natalie Halverson
353 Main Ave., De Pere

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6. The Transformation of Daphne 

Artist: David Windey
Broadway, facing the Fox River
This dynamic metal sculpture captures a moment from Greek mythology as the nymph Daphne escapes from Apollo to become a laurel tree.

The Transformation of DaphneX

7. Art Alley

Artists: Shanna Koltz and Naomi Moes Jenkins
Nicolet Alley between 331 Main Ave. and 337 Main Ave., De Pere

This public art installment was created to highlight the importance of the honey bee to the ecosystem, world and community. These are just a few pieces displayed in the alleyway.

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Bees on buildingX
Dream Big pigX

 

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.