Onalaska community celebrates art with annual ‘Pumpkin and a Pint’ event

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Plenty of seasonal fun was had over in Onalaska Saturday with the second annual “Pumpkin and a Pint.”

For $10, people got a pumpkin to paint, a pint of beer or root beer, and a chance to have lots of fun.

People of all ages got to paint their pumpkins and listen to music.

Onalaska Art Keepers Director Joice Diveley says art plays a vital role in communities.

“If you ever read anything about art in communities, it really can make a difference where people take ownership in their community because it’s a beautiful art community,” Diveley said.

Artists of all ages created their own special projects, but the event was even bigger than that.

As a fundraiser for Onalaska Art Keepers, all the money raised is going to all kinds of upcoming art projects in Onalaska.