VIVA Viroqua Independent Visual Artists

First Thursday Artists Reception

Featuring Viva members in a themed show called Through A Doorway throughout the month of January

An artists reception will be Thursday January 2nd from 5:00- 7:00 pm.

Enjoy a dinner next door at Rooted Spoon, following the reception. See below for the menu and a phone number for reservations

Through a Doorway


At the beginning of each year, VIVA Gallery takes a month to celebrate the talents of its members with a themed show. As always, the show will be unveiled on First Thursday, which takes place on January 2nd. This year’s theme is “Through a Doorway.”

Through these doorways, you might find a traditional scene, or something less than traditional. Maureen Karlstad worked with the idea of a doorway to the infinite, through a series of pastel drawings on black paper. Mark Herring worked in ink and acrylic, opening the door to his imagination, while Natalie Hinahara envisioned a serene natural scene outside her opened door.

That’s just a hint of what you will find this January when you step through the door of VIVA gallery.

Please Join Us January 2nd at the Rooted Spoon for 1st Thursday: Scotland

219 S. Main St., Viroqua

VIVA Gallery Opening (next door) at 5:00 p.m.                      
Bar at 5:30;  Dinner at 7:00 p.m.



Salad: blue cheese/smoked trout salad, local winter greens/vegetables w/ Hook’s blue cheese, Rushing Waters smoked trout, whiskey-soaked raisins, & herb buttermilk dressing.

Bread: Caraway soda bread w/ whipped butter.


Scottish Ham & Clapshot:  Organic Prairie fresh ham roast w/ a Scotch whiskey, sage, & mustard sauce; served w/ mashed buttered local potatoes/rutabagas & fried onions.

-- OR --

Faux Haggis & Rumbledethumps: Cheddar-y potato/rutabaga/cabbage mash w/ a vegetarian haggis-stuffed portabella mushroom.


DESSERT - Tipsy Laird: Scottish trifle w/ sponge cake, raspberries, whiskey-spiked custard, & whipped cream; served w/ Kickapoo Coffee or tea.




As usual, please make reservations by emailing dani@rootedspoon.com or by calling (608) 632-2120. Doors and cash bar (with some wine specials and cocktails to compliment the menu, of course) open at 5:30 p.m. for the VIVA Gallery open house next door. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Family-style seating is first come, first serve. But, if you have a group of 4-6 or more, we’ll happily reserve a table for your group, if requested when making your reservation. The family-style meal is $25 plus tax & gratuity. 

Seating is limited, so please let us know ahead of time if you need to cancel your reservation, so we have time to give your seat to someone else.

***Please let us know if you need a vegetarian or gluten-free meal.  Other than these, please, no substitutions.***

Thank you!
Dani Lind
(608) 632-2120


Upcoming Guest Artists


January- Viva member show: Through a Doorway

February - Greg Cheesboro- pottery

March - Julius Parrish- painter

April - Gary Galger

May - Winding Roads artist preview

June - Herb Johnson, DAAF Peoples Choice- metal sculpture

July - Carissa Brudos

August - Kathie Wheeler- oil painter

September -

October - Gaby Marvans- paper mache

Nov / Dec - Artisan Market