Welcome to Voice of the River Valley
Voice is an arts and culture magazine published and distributed in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin. Voice is focused on the individuals, events, organizations, businesses and communities of the Lower Wisconsin and Sugar-Pecatonica River Basins — including Arena, Avoca, Dodgeville, Lone Rock, Mineral Point, Mazomanie, Muscoda, Plain, Prairie du Sac, Richland Center, Sauk City and Spring Green. Each month up to 3,500 copies of Voice are distributed at more than 160 fine galleries, shops, cafes, restaurants and libraries in 21 cities, towns and villages across the region.
July’s cover image, “Time to Ride,” was taken by fine art photographer Kristen Westlake, whose exhibit, “There’s No Place Like Home,” continues at The Shoppe at Herbs, Spices & More in Arena through July 12. Kristen says of her image: “‘Time to Ride’ is a total of 1.5 hours of exposure, necessary to create the star trails you see. The idea for the image came to me when I happened by a field full of antique tractors that were to be auctioned over an April weekend in Dodge County. I selected this particular tractor because I could get a simple and unique composition as I looked up to view the North Star, Polaris.” To view more of Kristen’s photography, don’t miss the exhibit and be sure to see www.kristenwestlake.net. To contribute to future covers of Voice of the River Valley, please contact email@example.com.