Arts & Culture

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Kohler Arts
608 New York Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-6144

“Unforgettable,” “inspiring,” “magical and fun for our entire family,” and “my all-time favorite museum” are examples of how visitors talk about the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Architecture critic Whitney Gould described it as a “sassy, classy tour de force.” The facility comprises 12 galleries, 2 performance spaces, 5 studios for classes, several spaces for special events, the ARTcafe, 2 extensive gift shops, whimsical sculpture gardens, and “America’s Best Bathrooms,” according to ABC’s Good Morning America. Up to 30 exhibits each year explore themes such as messages and magic, civil liberties, home and the American story.

Stefanie H. Weill Center
826 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 208-3243

There’s nothing more inspiring than dinner and a show, and live performing arts thrive in Sheboygan. Visit the fabulously restored Stefanie H. Weill Center for Performing Arts, where an array of national acts perform throughout the spring, fall and winter seasons. All year round, slip into the comfort of nostalgia as some of the biggest silver screen actors adorn the Weill Center on Movie Nights. Classics such as Finian’s Rainbow and The Sunshine Boys make for a romantic evening sharing a bucket of the Weill Center’s famous old-fashioned theatre popcorn.

Sheboygan Performing Arts
826 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 208-3243

Sheboygan Performing Arts is a partnership of performing arts organizations who work together for the good of all artistic endeavors in the Sheboygan County area. Sheboygan County is alive with artistry: dance, choral and instrumental music, theatre, and much more. Click here to view a countywide calendar of performances.

The Sheboygan Project | Map of Art

The Sheboygan Project aims to connect artists with available wall space and resources to create unique site specific works in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This website provides information about and documentation of locations that are available around the city. Artists interested in participating may apply for a specific site and resources needed to complete the project, these will be reviewed according to the posted deadlines.

The Sheboygan Project artist stipends are awarded based on individual project submissions and vary depending on scale, time, and community involvement. Artist stipends may include funding to support materials, housing, and travel.

Sheboygan Visual Artists
1201 Erie Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081
(262) 416-1ART (1278)

The Sheboygan Visual Artists (SVA) organization blends an eclectic mix of the area’s art culture through a variety of mediums capturing intrigue and inspiration created by local artists. The EBCO Artworks building comprises a collection in celebration of visual arts for all to experience. SVA’s Final Friday Events, held the last Friday of each month (August through October and January through March), offer captivating exhibits and activities featuring original works by two to three hundred artists each month. Spirited refreshments and entertainment top off Final Fridays.

Theatre for Young Audiences
921 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 458-8184

Theater For Young Audiences is a non-profit theater company serving Sheboygan County schools and families since 1989. This is the place where all ages explore the theater arts. TYA is an amazing place to play where all ages learn and practice the art and craft of theater while delighting audiences with award-winning and popular dramatic literature for schools and families.

James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden
5634 Evergreen Drive, Town of Wilson, WI 53081
(920) 458-6144

James A. Tellen created over 30 historic, religious and mythic figures within the woods surrounding his family’s summer cottage in the Black River area of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Featuring both life-size and miniature characters in a whimsical natural environment,  the stone sculptures represent a realism that Tellen purposely strived to achieve. It’s believed that Tellen’s concrete sculpting started with “Fallen Log,” his 65-foot-long trompe l’oeil masterpiece of weathered logs, an immense bear, two clambering bear cubs, and the dramatic figures of a Native American man, woman and child.

The James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden is also part of the Wandering Wisconsin–Arts, Stories, Adventure Tour–a driving tour of spectacular natural art environment through southern Wisconsin, along the Lake Michigan shoreline, into the northern woods and back along the Wisconsin’s mighty Mississippi River border.

Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra
830 N 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920) 452-1985

The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra is the oldest continually active orchestra in the State of Wisconsin, performing concerts since 1918, with the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts as their home. The Sheboygan Symphony Chorus was founded in 1994 by Janet L. Herrick and is currently under the direction of Fabian Qamar. The chorus performs up to three concerts per year with the Sheboygan Symphony with 80 voices composed of community members.

During the summer of 1994 Janet L. Herrick, Director Emeritus, formed a chorus that would perform with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. Respected local music educator Frank Berger was selected as Assistant Conductor and Accompanist. Auditions were held, and the Sheboygan Symphony chorus was born, comprised of local talent that represented a diverse cross-section of Sheboygan and the surrounding communities. The chorus performs at three concerts per year with 100 voices composed of community members and Lakeland students and is celebrating its 23rd year.

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