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Art Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

About the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

The State Theatre provides a home base for many Eau Claire area art, theatre, music, and dance organizations.

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Lisa Lampanelli: Leaner and Meaner

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Lisa Lampanelli is comedy's lovable Queen of Mean. Heralded as "more than a standup -- a standout," by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen. The popular insult comic is a frequent participant in celebrity roasts, known for her searing, often vulgar one-liners. Audience members in the first four rows at this show may feel the burn of Lampanelli's acid wit. As a staple of the annual Comedy Central roasts, Lampanelli has gotten on stage to take shots at Chevy Chase, William Shatner, Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, Donald Trump, and Gene Simmons. 

Furthermore, as a frequent guest on "The Howard Stern Show," she's also roasted fellow comedians Andy Dick and Artie Lange. Lampanelli's act often deals with issues of race and sex in a frank and outrageous way, saying things aloud that most people are afraid to think. Though she's an expert at cutting others down, she's not afraid to poke fun at herself either. Lampanelli's memoir, "Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks," recalls her childhood as an "attention whore" and her addiction to food and black men. She follows her memories of "fat rehab" with a variety of topics, from the Virgin Mary to vegans.


Upcoming Exhibits

Sam Lloyd comes to Eau Claire to emcee Jubilee!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Sam Lloyd (of The Blanks and from Scrubs) will be our special guest emcee for our annual fundraising gala, Jubilee! Watch the video below to see what…

Jubilee's Masquerade Ball

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Meet featured artist Thomas Gardner III for Jubilee this year! Watch the video below to see why you don't want to miss this fundraiser for the…


Monday, February 27th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! The 2017 Jubilee fundraising event date has been set for June 8, 2017! This event will take place at Florian Gardens and our featured…

Call For Artists

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Calling all artists! Make your art into an award for our 2017 Jubilee fundraiser held at Florian Gardens on June 8! We will have a lot of awards to…

Mel Flannery to Perform with the Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Mel Flannery of Mel Flannery Trucking Co. and Jesus on the Mainline is traveling from New York all the way to the State Theatre to perform with the…