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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


Studio 51: Portrait Painting

12 pm – 2 pm
$15 per class (non-members) $15 per semester (with a THELMA Single Membership) $30 per semester (with a THELMA Family Membership)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Through this traditional class, students of all ages will explore more formal painting techniques and practices. We will paint self-portraits and learn about observing life and how to interpret what we see in paint.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/portrait-painting/?instance_id=574.


Davina and the Vagabonds

8:00 pm
$15 for members and $25 for non members
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

So much more than just a blues act, Davina and the Vagabonds’ shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments and tender gospel passages.

Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, and Billie Holiday, but comparisons don’t suffice: she is a true original.

“One of the most distinctive and expressive vocalists to come around in a while, with tight backing from the Vagabonds,” – Phoenix Blues Society.

Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/davina-and-the-vagabonds/.


Eilen Jewell

8 PM–11 PM
$15 for members and $25 for non members
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music.

“We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word early in front of it.”

For her new album, Down Hearted Blues, on Signature Sounds, they unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James. Then, like expert stone-cutters, they chiseled them into exciting new shapes and forms, honoring history while breathing new life into each discovery.

Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

Tickets $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)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/davina-and-the-vagabonds/.

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