Wisconsin Concrete Park
Always Open ~ Best Seen During Daylight Hours
FREE Admission ~ Donations Appreciated
N8236 South Hwy 13,
Phillips, WI 54555
One mile south of Phillips on Hwy 13
In 1948, at age 62, Price County native Fred Smith began creating what is known today as the Wisconsin Concrete Park. Smith, a lumberjack, tavern owner, farmer, and dance hall musician, created over 230 figures depicting his vision of the local culture and the world. His work is considered by experts to be one of America’s most unique displays of folk art. Smith’s characters came from local legend and personal acquaintances as well as legendary heroes. His most widely recognized statues include Ben Hur, the Lincolns, Sacajawea, and Paul Bunyan.
Celebration of Arts in Action
September 26, 2015
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Painting Competition Judging starts at 4 p.m.
The Wisconsin Concrete Park is a Wandering Wisconsin Roadside Art Experience and one of five special art environments hosting a Plein Air Painting Competition in 2015. Participants are offered an array of instant opportunities to create art in four different mediums: painting on a life-sized mural, glazing and firing raku pottery, decorating the park garage with mosaics, and painting open-air, postcard-sized landscapes. All open-air paintings completed at the park are eligible for entry into the competition for cash prizes. Judging starts at 4 p.m. and awards are given thereafter. All materials for each medium will be provided.
A quilt display, music, auction and great food make this a wonderful event for the entire family. Stop by on your way between the Phillips Harvest Fest and the Ogema Christmas Tree Festival; call for more information. For the location of other participating sites,
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The Wisconsin Concrete Park has been named one of Seven of Wisconsin's Man-Made Wonders