Events

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City of Sculpture Self-guided Tours @ Historic City Hall
May 30 – Jun 1 all-day

Come to Waupun to see one of the highest concentrations of public art per capita in the United States, thanks to one remarkable pioneer (Clarence Shaler) and the rich cultural inheritance left behind.  The City of Sculpture proudly displays this timeless legacy for your viewing pleasure with eight beautiful sculptures placed within historic downtown and the surrounding area.

Take a self-guided tour and enjoy the beauty in Waupun and all around the Lake Winnebago Region.  See names of sculptures and locations below:

  1. Dawn of Day (In front of Historic City Hall, 201 E. Main Street)
  2. The End of the Trail (Shaler Park, 400 N. Madison Street)
  3. The Citadel (In front of Waupun Heritage Museum, 22 S. Madison Street)
  4. Recording Angel (Central part of Forest Mound Cemetery on N. Madison Street)
  5. Who Sows Believes in God (Waupun Memorial Hospital, 620 W. Brown Street)
  6. The Pioneers (Wilcox Park, 404 S. Watertown Street)
  7. Doe & Fawn (Rock River Country Club Entrance, 700 County Park Road)
  8. Morning of Life (Union Cemetery, 1/2 mile west of Hwy Q and X intersection – 10 miles northwest of Waupun)

For more information on the history of these sculptures, please click here.

 

Downtown Art Scavenger Hunt @ Downtown Fond du Lac
May 30 – Jun 2 all-day

Check out the Downtown Fond du Lac Utility Box Art!  Scroll to the bottom of the page to print the Hint List (list of clues) at home or pick up a copy at any of the following locations, Tuesday – Friday, May 28th – 31st during normal business hours:

  • Destination Lake Winnebago Region Visitor Center (23 S. Main Street, Fond du Lac)
  • Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership (131 S. Main Street, Fond du Lac)
  • Annie’s Fountain City Cafe (72 S. Main Street, Fond du Lac)
  • Gallery & Frame Shop (94 S. Main Street, Fond du Lac)
  • Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac)

 Join the scavenger hunt and see if you can find all 15 utility box art installations throughout Downtown Fond du Lac.  Get together with your family and friends to figure out the riddles to find the next one!  If you’re having trouble, check out the webpage, here.    

Return your completed entry form to the Art All Around Submission Box inside the Espresso Cafe, located inside the historic Hotel Retlaw by Monday, June 10th for your chance to win a Downtown Fond du Lac gift certificate.  Five winners will be randomly chosen the week of Monday, June 10th. 

SPECIAL NOTE – Please use caution when crossing city streets and obey all traffic signals.

Parking available:
US Bank parking lot (access from Sheboygan or Portland Street)
Macy Street Ramp (access from Macy Street, north from Division Street)

Click here for the Hint List w/ Entry FormAAA2019 Downtown Art Scavenger Hunt with Entry Form

Jun
1
Sat
Yoga on the Plaza @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
We’ll be outside on the Plaza! This is a one-hour yoga class with Vinyasa Instructor Amy Jarvis. Vinyasa Flow links breath with movement. Please bring your own mat, water and towel. Arrive 15 minutes prior to class and check in at the front desk. 
 
Amy Jarvis is the Vinyasa yoga instructor at Yoga One Studio in Cedarburg and Fox Point.
$15 – Ticket includes one complimentary mimosa
You may purchase more. Cash bar and snacks available.

Blossom Faire & Plant Sale @ Galloway House & Village
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Celebrate the beginning of summer at the Galloway House and Village during our Blossom Faire and Plant Sale! Arts and Crafts vendors from throughout Wisconsin will be gathering at the Village to sell their pieces of art, and the Fond du Lac County Historical Society’s Garden Gals volunteers will be selling plants and flowers from the Galloway Gardens.

For more information, go to our Facebook page or for our website, click here

Artist in Residence Spotlight : Mel Kolstad @ Children's Museum of Fond du Lac
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrate Art All Around Weekend at the Children’s Museum! Enjoy the world of “tiny art” alongside local artist Mel Kolstad. Watch as she creates a new masterpiece right here in the Museum! Inspired by her designs, kids will create their own art to take home.  Sponsored by the Fond du Lac Area Foundation

We are also launching a class featuring Mel Kolstad every Friday between 10am and 12pm, May 10th – June 21st.  Class will feature Stephanie LH Harvey every Friday, July 19th – August 23rd.

Get inspired by local artists as they guide your family through the creative process to create beautiful works of art in our very own Wagener’s Workshop!

As always, we are looking for art supply and recycled material donations… Marv the Maker Monster is hungry, and waiting in the lobby to chow down on donations!

Included with admission or membership.
Call the Museum at 920-929-0707 or visit cmfdl.org for more info!

Creative Exchange Exhibit & Workshop
Presented by Waupun Fine Arts @ Waupun Public Library
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Waupun’s Creative Exchange has three components: A local artist eclectic workshop in celebration and demonstration of their art on Saturday, June 1st,  a silent auction to benefit REACH Waupun and Access 4 Recess in the Waupun Fine Art Gallery, and an exhibit of local art from June 1st to July 31st also in the Gallery at the library.

The public is invited to visit the Creative Exchange Fine Art and Craft Workshop/Open House from 10 am to 4 pm held in the large conference room at the Waupun Public Library on Saturday, June 1st from 10 am – 4 pm.  Those who stop in to visit the workshop and silent auction on June 1st, can also participate in a drawing for the Gerri Buteyn poster print, “Neither Do They Reap”.  

The public is invited to visit the Waupun Fine Art Gallery from June 1st to July 31st to bid on their choice of fine art or fine craft in the Silent Auction and to view the entire Artist Exhibit.

For more information, please visit the website:  www.waupunfinearts.org or email waupunfinearts@gmail.com

Art in Action @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

View “Art in Action,” listen to music and hang out with friends! This two-hour event takes place outside on THELMA’s Plaza! Get out, grab a drink and enjoy the sunshine while seeing artists paint “in action” to live music!

Multiple artists will be painting in response to live music that will be played by the Kyle Megna and Ross Catterton Duo to encourage art making in the moment. This is a great way to be surrounded by artists and to work in a positive and creative environment. Voting will take place and prizes will be awarded to top painting contestants.

Kyle and Ross are two strong songwriters that play in the same band Kyle Megna and The Monsoons! Their “dark-indie-blues-folk-rock feel” is a magnetic force that’s ever-charged with surges of creativity and artistic experimentation. Fused with a healthy dose of spontaneity and humor, Kyle and Ross channel a “can’t-get-enough energy” that’s good for the soul.

We are currently looking for seven artists to participate. First come, first serve basis. Email our Curator/Arts Education Coordinator Michael at michael@thelmaarts.org

Participating artists are provided with all materials (canvas, paint, brushes, etc.) to create their painting.

11 am – 1 pm

Free admission.