Art aficionados will appreciate Beloit’s rich arts scene.
The Logan Museum of Anthropology provides a deep dive into world cultures, while the Wright Museum of Art has some 6,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Both are on the historic Beloit College campus. Nearby, the Beloit Art Center offers gallery talks, tours and classes in ceramics, painting, Tai Chi and more. Every first Friday of the month, there’s a free reception (5-7 p.m.) celebrating new exhibits, with artists on hand for a meet-and-greet. And, it’s always a treat when the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra is in town.
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Take An Art Walk
A stroll downtown lets you take in prime artwork, such as the larger-than-life modernistic sculptures by Beloit College alum O.V. Shaffer that dot the city center. An eye-catching American flag affixed to the Ironworks complex along the Rock River is crafted with patterns once used by the Beloit Corporation. And when night falls, illuminated murals along the city’s “Spine Road” dazzle.