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First Art Market comes to La Crosse Saturday

Kaitlyn Riley

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More than 10 artists are preparing for the first Saturday Art Market in La Crosse.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the Main Street Plaza. Executive Director of Downtown Mainstreet Inc. and member of the La Crosse Arts Board Robin Moses said they decided to push forward with the idea because the Health Department said the community is no longer at the highest risk for COVID-19.

The project will coincide with Saturday’s Downtown Sidewalk Sales.

“We do have additional people that are already downtown looking on the sidewalks, so I think it would be a nice tie in.” Moses said.

They are working with the health department to ensure proper precautions are made. Masks are required, and there will be a sanitation station.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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