Our Mission



The mission of our corporation is to form and maintain an association of human beings whose aim is to nourish the well-being of this community by being a vessel for a perpetual renaissance in the realms of art, science, wellness and education. We propose to do so by focusing on the rehabilitation of historic properties, and to make these properties available as a platform for individuals and organizations vigorously engaged in activity for the wellness of both humanity and the natural environment of the Driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin.

Artists and Friends, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, was founded in May of 2012 by a small group of creative and dedicated locals who wanted to see the historic building at 401 E. Jefferson thrive as a facility in service to community.