The Heartbeat's Programs

The Heartbeat Center

for Writing Literacy and the Arts





We constantly look for new program ideas, and we're open to your suggestions. If you have an idea, please share it with us. We're more than willing to create a specialized program for you or your group.

Since 2001, The Heartbeat has conducted the following programs:

Writing and motivation classes
for high school students in high schools throughout Wisconsin and Florida.

​“Key Ingredients: America by Food,” traveling Smithsonian exhibit for six weeks in Osseo, Wisconsin. Writing, visual arts, and performance arts developed for the exhibit.

ParkBeats, a weekly summer outdoor music series in Central Park at Osseo, Wisconsin.

Memoir Writing, a program inspiring adults to look back at their lives and tell their stories.

​​The David Project, an ongoing memoir-writing heritage- and memoir-education program.

Rock and Write, combined visual arts and writing in an after-school project at Fairchild Elementary School in Wisconsin.

On the Wire, a wire-arts education program presented at Osseo, Wisconsin.

The Pulse and The Pulse Online, presented news and features – focusing on writing and the arts, with emphasis on readers’ contributions -- in west-central Wisconsin communities.

The Pulse Radio, an online radio feed that presented original music of all genre produced and performed by independent musicians.

Messages on the Wall, community members were asked to use sidewalk chalk to complete writing- and arts-related sentences started by The Heartbeat Center staff.

Holiday Lights, The Heartbeat staff and volunteers performed the annual set-up of holiday light displays at Central Park in Osseo, Wisconsin.

The Artery, a visual arts gallery featuring regional artists in Osseo, Wisconsin.

A Lot of Chalk, a sidewalk chalk-art contest in Whitehall, Wisconsin.


Glory Days, a writing program for athletes to reminisce about their participation in high school sports.


A Leaf for All Seasons, writers, visual artists, and musicians are invited to The Heartbeat Center to create pieces based on seasonal changes.


For information about our programs, or to propose ideas, please contact us with your thoughts or questions