Get Involved

Get Involved

Learn about opportunities to Get Involved in the Tribune process below.
Public Meeting

Tuesday, September 12 | 5:30-7:30pm
Centralia Center | 220 3rd Avenue South

Work continues every day to realize the Tribune Building Project. Since completion of the programming and design process in 2014, there have been changes in the downtown, our community and the economy. Join us to hear updates and provide input on the path forward. RSVP here! Dinner and childcare provided.

Monarch Fundraiser

Just as monarch butterflies go through an amazing transformation, so will the Tribune Building. Help bring this transformation to life by purchasing monarchs raised by community members. Experience the remarkable journey from chrysalis to monarch, or purchase monarchs to release at events like weddings, birthdays and more. Print the order form here, or order online (payment at time of pickup) here.

Watch this 30 second video to get an idea of what you’ll experience!

Give Now

The Tribune Building wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of others who wish to see it succeed.
Are you interested in investing in our community’s future? Give online now.

Checks can be mailed to:
Attn: Tribune Building Fund
478 East Grand Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494

Connect with us on Facebook!

Give our page a “like”, and share with your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues!

Tribune 101 Presentations

Are you part of a community group who could benefit from learning about the Tribune Building? Team Incourage is available for presentations to share the origins of the project, progress to date, and what this “community accelerator” means for our shared future. The interactive presentations can be tailored to your group, but typically run 30 minutes in length. To schedule a presentation, please email or call 715.423.3863.

Interest Group Events

Interest groups that emerged from the Tribune Building Project include: Cafe/Brewpub, Creative/Art Space, Culinary Kitchen, Microbrewery, Recreation Rental, and Youth.

These groups are now planning events that can eventually take place in the Tribune Building. Date Night Cooking Class was a hit, and stay tuned for more opportunities!

ArtPlace Engagement Opportunities

In January 2015, Incourage received an ArtPlace America grant to integrate permanent interior and exterior art installations in the Tribune Building. Now, the artists’ work is taking shape, and they’re engaging residents.

  • Tribune Building ArtPlace artist Jan Norsetter has traveled throughout the south Wood County area to make 10 plein air sketches that will ultimately result in three larger paintings of local natural beauty. These images will be displayed in the Tribune Building. Local artist Dawn Olson joined Jan for two painting outings in the south Wood County area. Read about Dawn’s experience with Jan here!
  • Father and son metal artists August and Boleslaw Kochanowski are creating “Cranberry Bog”, a steel and glass handrail for the Tribune building’s rooftop lounge, as part of the ArtPlace America grant. Attendees of the Kochanowski Studio Open House saw their work first-hand. Read more here!
  • Residents were able to help artists Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton research historical images depicting loggers and trees/lumber. Their piece, which will be displayed in the Cafe/Brewpub, will use stained timber blocks to create a pixelated effect of the selected image.
  • Stay tuned for an Artist Talk and Workshop, led by Jonathon Engelien!

Artist Blogs – stay up to date!

Building Tours

No building tours are scheduled at this time. Stay tuned for future opportunities.

Stay Involved

Want to stay up-to-date on upcoming opportunities and the latest information?
Email us at or call 715-423-3863 to join our email list! You can also catch up on our email updates here.

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