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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


Isthmus Brass

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$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

Comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble. In this holiday spectacular, Isthmus Brass present a varied program of arrangements of the best-loved holiday tunes. From early classic Christmas carols, to banging big band versions of today’s most popular holiday fare, the Isthmus Brass never fails to impress.

Friday, December 13
Concert at 7 pm
Bar opens at 6 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)
Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/isthmus-brass/?instance_id=838.


Adult Art Class: Clay Sculptures

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 each ($16 for THELMA 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.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/adult-art-class-clay-sculptures/.


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.

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


FDL Children's Chorale Holiday Concert

3 pm – 4 pm
$7
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Hear the wonderful voices of children during this annual tradition of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale Holiday Concert.

Sunday, December 15 at 3 pm.
Tickets are $7 each.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/holiday-concert/?instance_id=965.


The Jimmys

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Standing room only $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA) 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

The Jimmys have been tearing up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk, and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has assembled an all-star band. With multiple awards under their belts, and a growing legion of fans, the band will crush anyone in their path on their way toward absolute galactic domination.

Wisconsin’s seven-piece club band, helmed by deft singer-keyboardist Jimmy Voegeli, makes a good case for international notice behind the rousing entertainment of their record since forming in 2008. They run the stylistic gamut – jump blues, shuffles, boogies, golden-era R&B, even New Orleans traditional jazz – using an honest, crisp expressionism that pegs them as eclectics of a particularly interesting sort.

Concert at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

Tickets
Standing room only $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
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)

Reservations required for tables. Please call 920.921.5410 to reserve your bistro table for four or your pub table for two. Limited number of tables available. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/the-jimmys-2/?instance_id=797.


Driveway Thriftdwellers & Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Standing Room Only $5 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

The Driveway Thriftdwellers have emerged as a top original act in Wisconsin’s Country and Americana music scenes. They will perform with the Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers with original songs doing a refreshing brand-new take on old-time country. Their music recalls classic hillbilly music, while bringing a distinctly modern and lively touch to the Americana genre.
Friday, January 10
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/driveway-thriftdwellers-yellow-bellied-sapsuckers/.


Adult Art Class: Landscape Painting

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 each ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Learn how to paint realistic landscapes while exploring formal painting techniques and practices. You will be painting from reference photographs and learning about how to interpret what you see in paint.

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.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/landscape-painting-2/.


Studio 51: Fantasy Painting

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

Use colors and shapes to create a painted fantasy land! Students will be encouraged to paint with energy, invention, and freedom of expression while learning about painting dreamlike worlds.

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.

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


Stephen Cooper and Nobody Famous Band

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

Horns. Bass, drums, keys and seductive guitar. And at the forefront of all this, Stephen Cooper. Combining R&B, jazz, soul, blues, funk, hip hop, and rock, this is an eight piece band that promises that feeling will sustain. Stephen Cooper has been a bandleader, sideman, and touring musician for over 25 years. Coop draws in vocal influences such as Amy Winehouse, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, and Al Green, while also being a highly accomplished saxophonist and instrumental soloist. Each member of Nobody Famous is a superstar on their own and we implore you to give us a spin! Learn more about the band HERE.
Friday, January 17
Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/stephen-cooper/.


Adult Art Class: Portrait Drawing

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
$20 each ($16 for THELMA 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.

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


Studio 51: Creature 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

Let your imagination go! In this entertaining class, students will learn how to draw different creature from their imagination. We will study different poses and features while creating amazing new fantasy creatures.

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.

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


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/.


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/.


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/.


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/.


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/.


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/.

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