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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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51 Sheboygan Street

920‒921‒5410

Features

  • Group Rental Available
  • Public Meeting Rooms
  • Wi-Fi

Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm

*Please check Visitor Information on web site home page for any changes to daily hours due to events.

About Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue providing the community with unprecedented access to arts and entertainment, and a unique destination for weddings and corporate gatherings. Named for a woman with a classic style and an affinity for her community, this vital amenity is the cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown , Wisconsin.

A former Masonic Temple renovated and expanded in 2013 includes a new two-level art gallery that gives a nod to an exciting future and is the perfect backdrop for high-profile art exhibits. THELMA is an impressive feature in the heart of the city’s downtown with majestic pillars, a grand staircase, and the perfect blend of the historic and the modern. You will want to visit again and again whether it’s relaxing on the spacious outdoor plaza, watching a film, listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or attending a major concert in the street.


Available for private parties:
Capacity 80 comfortably
Catering must be from list of preferred caters
Bar available.

Rooms available (capacity in parenthesis)
Fountain City Room (200-250)
Great Hall (160-250)
Café 1906 (75)
Susan O. Ahren Contemporary Wing (2 levels; 75 per level)
The Plaza (150-200)
Grand Board Room (30)
Classroom (30)
Art Classroom (30)
South Meeting Room (15)
East Meeting Room (8)

Upcoming Events


Adult Art Class: Relief Printmaking

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Discover relief printmaking by planning, carving, and printing woodblocks. Throughout this engaging class, students will experiment with basic techniques in carving and inking, while learning the subtleties of hand printing multiple images.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adults only. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/relief-printmaking-2/.


Studio 51: Foam Printmaking

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this inventive class, we will explore the process of printmaking using pens, ink and foam. Students will choose their favorite subject and create multiple prints that they will be able to take home to share with family and friends.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-foam-printmaking-2/.


Adult Art Class: Non-objective Drawing

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Explore the universal and timeless appeal of abstraction through non-objective drawing. Learn about the formal elements of art while gaining insight into how to create engaging and thought provoking drawings.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/non-objective-drawing/.


Studio 51: Comic Book Creation – Cover Design

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Learn how to create an attractive cover that will get your comic book noticed. Students will dive into the various ideas and techniques essential to an interesting cover design.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages to enjoy with the whole family. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-comic-book-creation-cover-design-2/.


Copper Box

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Standing room only: FREE General admission: FREE Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA) Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Copper Box is a Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues, jazz, rock, polka, etc.

Danny Jerabek (accordion extroidinaire, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, etc.) both were nominated for several WAMI Awards including 2017 Reeds/Brass Award (Michelle), Specialty Instrumentalist of the Year 2011 & 2010 (Danny Jerabek) and Americana Artist of the Year 2009 & 2012. Both started performing with their family on stage at an early age. Danny Jerabek was given an accordion from his grandfather at age 9 and taught himself how to play it.

Inspired by Steve (Esteban) Jordan, “the Jimi Hendrix of Tejano Accordion,” he began to “rock out” and improvise –thinking a little more, “outside the box.” He has been featured at the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, TX, and the National Accordion Festival in Houston, TX, and the Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, CA, and has been featured on national TV. In 2015, Danny accepted an Artist Endorsement deal with Hohner Accordions, Inc. The current line up includes the highly regarded talents of Dan Cable (drums, percussion) and Drew Hicks (bass, ukulele).

Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/copper-box-2/.


Snow Sculpting

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) (1 person competing) Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members) (1-4 competing. Only one person needs to register)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Instead of sitting and looking at the snow this winter, get creative with it and join us for a snow sculpting class! In this one hour hands-on class, learn the basic techniques for snow sculpting along with how to use different tools to achieve various looks, textures and shapes. Then apply your newly mastered techniques immediately afterwards in an amateur snow sculpting contest on Sheboygan Street! Families and groups will be assigned their own snow block to carve over a 2 hour time period. Judging will begin at 4 pm and awards presented at 4:30 pm.

1 – 2 pm: Learn the basics of snow sculpting in this one hour class

2 – 4 pm: Snow Sculpting

4 – 4:30 pm: Judging and awards presented

Basic tools will be supplied, but you are encouraged to bring additional tools. Here is a list of some tools to consider:

Various sized spoons
Ice scrappers
Paint scrapers
Snow shovels
Hand saws
Paint brushes
Spray bottle for water
Chisels
Flat head screwdrivers
Any other tool that removes/scrapes/cuts/smooths snow
Teams for amateur snow sculpting contest should consist of 1-4 individuals.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) (1 person competing)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members) (1-4 competing. Only one person needs to register)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate.

Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/snow-sculpting/.


Nikki Hill

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Standing Room Only $10 General Admission $25 ($15 for Members of THELMA) Bistro Table for Four $145 ($87 for Members of THELMA) Pub Table for Two $85 ($51 for Members of THELMA)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment.

With a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, she delivers a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again! Nikki’s unique voice with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past, steers the driving guitar and a tight rhythm section, to create a breath of fresh air with their fast forward approach to American roots music.

Her enthusiasm for music is simply contagious! One club advertisement called Nikki “The Southern Fireball”, “the New Soul Sensation”, “amazing R&B Shouter”, and even “the new Queen of Rock n’ Roll”.

If you haven’t heard of her yet, prepare for your ‘whiplash moment’—you have been warned.

Saturday, February 15
Concert 8 pm
Bar opens 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/nikki-hill/.


Portrait Drawing

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Explore formal drawing techniques and portraiture. You will work from a photograph and learn about form, shape and value while developing skills that enhance your ability to interpret what you see into a drawing.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 – adult . Instructor lead.

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/nikki-hill/.


Pastel Drawing

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members) TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

See lines, shape and value come to life with pastel. Through this exploratory class, you will learn to about various approaches to drawing with pastel, discover new techniques and be encouraged to draw with invention and freedom of expression.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/nikki-hill/.


Studio 51: Fantasy Drawing

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

See colors, lines and shapes come to life with drawing. Through this exploratory class, students of all ages will be encouraged to draw with energy, invention, and freedom of expression while learning about drawing dreamlike worlds.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-fantasy-drawing/.


Clay Sculpture

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Study form, proportion and scale while getting your hands dirty! In the clay sculpture class, we will learn about building armatures and how to manipulate clay to create unique sculptures using air dry clay.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adults only. Instructor lead.

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-fantasy-drawing/.


Clay Sculpture

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Study form, proportion and scale while getting your hands dirty! In the clay sculpture class, we will learn about building armatures and how to manipulate clay to create unique sculptures using air dry clay.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adults only. Instructor lead.

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-fantasy-drawing/.


Studio 51: Clay Creatures

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members) Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this entertaining sculpture class, students of all ages will explore how to create different creatures using air dry clay. Students will discover a new world when they use their hands to build and to create unique 3-dimensional artworks.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

Single admission: $10 per class ($8 for THELMA members)

Family admission: $20 per class ($16 for THELMA members)

Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-clay-creatures/.


Portrait Drawing

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Explore formal drawing techniques and portraiture. You will work from a photograph and learn about form, shape and value while developing skills that enhance your ability to interpret what you see into a drawing.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 – adult . Instructor lead.

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-clay-creatures/.


Ana Popovic

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Standing Room Only $10 General Admission $30 ($18 for Members of THELMA) Bistro Table for Four $175 ($105 for Members of THELMA) Pub Table for Two $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album ‘Like It On Top’, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models.

Like It On Top opened #2 at the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart.

Called “one helluva a guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, Ana has appeared on the covers of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Her albums ‘Can You Stand The Heat’ and ‘Unconditional’ were USA Today Picks-Of-The-Week and featured on NPR Weekend Edition, who praised her “Fiery technique on the Stratocaster”.

Nearly all of Ana’s albums reached the top of the Billboard Blues Charts. She and her six-piece band have toured tirelessly, sharing stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and many others.

Friday, March 13
Concert 8 pm
Bar opens 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/ana-popovic/.


Abstract Painting

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

In this experimental class, you will learn to about various approaches to painting with acrylics, discover new techniques and learn about the formal elements of abstract painting.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/ana-popovic/.


Non-objective Drawing

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Explore the universal and timeless appeal of abstraction through non-objective drawing. Learn about the formal elements of art while gaining insight into how to create engaging and thought provoking drawings.

All materials are provided. Class size is limited. This class is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling over the age of 12.

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/ana-popovic/.


An Evening with The Oxleys

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
General Admission $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA) Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA) Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Hailing from the lakeside city of Milwaukee, WI, The Oxleys formed in 2016 and have since left their footprints over much of Wisconsin. Fueled by their passion for performing and storytelling, The Oxleys are currently touring the Midwest full-time sharing their experience through their songs. The acoustic duo digs into their roots and breaks into the genres of Country and Americana.

Friday, March 27
Concert at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/oxleys/.


Watercolor Painting

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members) ($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

See colors and shapes come to life with watercolor. Through this traditional painting class, you will learn to about various approaches to painting, explore new techniques and learn about painting what you see as we focus on painting a colorful still life.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead. Large groups welcome. Invite friends and spend the afternoon creating your own piece of artwork!

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA) Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/watercolor-painting-3/.


Watercolor Painting

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members, $15 for THELMA Visual Artist members))
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

See colors and shapes come to life with watercolor. Through this traditional painting class, you will learn to about various approaches to painting, explore new techniques and learn about painting what you see as we focus on painting a colorful still life.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead. Large groups welcome. Invite friends and spend the afternoon creating your own piece of artwork!

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA) Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/watercolor-painting-3/.


Mixed Media

12:45pm – 2:45pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members, $15 for THELMA Visual Artist members))
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

The mixed media class is a group of artistic experiences rooted in one fundamental creative principle –providing you with a foundation that will inform and inspire your vision and imagination. We will explore line, color, texture, shape and pattern through a unique project utilizing a wide variety of techniques and materials.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adult class. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/mixed-media-4/.


Huntertones

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Standing Room Only $10 General Admission $25 ($15 for Members of THELMA) Bistro Table for Four $145 ($87 for Members of THELMA) Pub Table for Two $85 ($51 for Members of THELMA)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending composition and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music.

The band formed in Columbus, Ohio and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. They’ve performed in over 20 countries world wide and continue to tour the US and abroad. Their latest release, Passport, is a collection of songs inspired by their experiences sharing music with people from all over the world.

“Soulful, tasty and groovy. I dare you not to dance or be in a good mood during and after listening to this beautiful music” –Lionel Loueke

“Honest, genuine, skillfully executed music without limitations that is uplifting and cannot be quantified.” –Jon Batiste


Friday, April 10
Concert at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/huntertones/.


Charcoal Drawing

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members, $15 for THELMA Visual Artist members))
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

See lines, shape and value come to life with charcoal. Through this energetic class, you will learn to about various approaches to drawing with charcoal, explore new techniques and be encouraged to draw with invention and freedom of expression.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead. Large groups welcome. Invite friends and spend the afternoon creating your own piece of artwork!

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/charcoal-drawing/.


Marcia Ball and Tommy Castro and The Painkillers

7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
General Admission $40 ($24 for Members of THELMA) Bistro Table for Four $220 ($132 for Members of THELMA) Pub Table for Two $150 ($90 for Members of THELMA)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

A night of serious blues and dancing boogie woogie featuring Tommy Castro and Marcia Ball!

Ever since he first picked up a guitar and started making music, Tommy Castro believed. He believed he would not only be able to make a living playing music, but could develop his own signature sound and style. Today he is famed not only for his hard-hitting, impassioned vocals and his blues-infused, rocking R&B sound, but also for his striking, original songwriting and exhilarating stage show.

Four time GRAMMY nominee and winner of eight Blues Music Awards, singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads. Over the course of her three-decade career, Ball has earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin’s deep songwriting tradition into a sound No Depression described as “a little rock, a lot of roll, a pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues.”

Saturday, April 18
Concert at 7:30 pm
Bar opens at 6:30 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/marcia-tommy/.


Relief Printmaking

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 ($16 for THELMA members, $15 for THELMA Visual Artist members))
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI

Discover relief printmaking by planning, carving, and printing woodblocks. Throughout this engaging class, students will experiment with basic techniques in carving and inking, while learning the subtleties of hand printing multiple images.

The class is open to students of all artistic levels. All basic materials provided. Feel free to bring your own materials if you so choose. Adults only. Ages 12 to adult welcome. Instructor lead.

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

$20 ($16 for THELMA members)

($15 for THELMA Visual Artist (TVA Members)
TVA Members: You must call us at 920.921.5410 or stop in at THELMA’s front desk to receive your extra discount.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/relief-printmaking-3/.

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