Guided and photographed by Christin Cilento
When my parents moved to Cedarburg nearly 20 years ago, I never imagined I’d leave Milwaukee and follow suit. I’m not sure if I thought I’d be putting myself out to pasture or offering our children a utopian upbringing of a bygone era. But one thing is certain … I found “home.”
While it’s true that Americana is alive and well in Cedarburg, with tourist-favored street festivals and Depression-era antiques, I’ve discovered that the quaint German settlement town on Cedar Creek has as much to offer from the eclectic individuals that take up residence here as the historic preservation of its buildings, or Wisconsin’s only remaining covered bridge.
Nestled among the community at large are award-winning, internationally renowned artists coveting the private haven Cedarburg provides. David Welky of Design Velke is a master coachbuilder restoring European exotic sports cars. Charles Radtke is known as the finest studio furniture maker in the world. Children’s book author and lyricist Barbara Joosse, and husband C.T. Whitehouse, sculptor and metalsmith specializing in vessels of bronze, are also among the gifted creatives calling Cedarburg home.
Creativity abounds for all those blessed to imbibe here. You’re invited to soak in … Read More