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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


Virtual Telethon THELMA Style

7 pm
Free
Virtual

Virtual Telethon THELMA Style
WHEN:October 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As an arts community, we come together, and for our annual fundraiser this year it will be a little different. We are going virtual! 2020 has brought many changes to the world as we know. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting so many. Now more than ever, the arts have shown the significant impact on our lives – from reading, watching movies, to cooking and more. Experiencing quarantine in our home has proven this. In which ways have you leaned on the arts?

Our annual fundraiser of the year, Windy Dinner – THELMA Style has changed due to the pandemic. So this year, we’re bringing our event to you with our Virtual Telethon – THELMA Style! As an nonprofit art center for the past 25 years, our mission is to continue enriching our community through the arts for next 25. Your support is greatly needed. Our arts organization has taken a tremendous hit this year. Consider making a donation today to help us continue offering the arts to our Fond du Lac community.

You will hear from your favorite musicians and artists and bid on items from our artful silent auction. Much more information is yet to come, so stay tuned!

Visit our THELMA event page for the link to view this year’s virtual event!

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/virtual-telethon-thelma-style/.


Watercolor Painting

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$20
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Through this traditional painting class, you will learn to about various approaches to painting with watercolor, explore new techniques and learn about painting what you see as we work from 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. Invite friends and spend the afternoon creating your own piece of artwork! Class size is limited. Pre-registration is encouraged.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/watercolor-painting-5/.


Landscape Painting

10:30am
$20 ($16 for THELMA members)
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Through this traditional class, we will explore more formal painting techniques and practices. We will paint a landscape from a photograph and learn about translating and interpreting what we see into a 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. Ages 12 – adult. 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.

Register on our website or call us at 920.921.5410.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/landscape-painting-5/.


Studio 51: Fantasy Painting

1 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.

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.

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-fantasy-painting-3/.


Phillip-Michael Scales

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
General Seating $25, Call or Stop In to Reserve a Table
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Chicago singer-songwriter Phillip-Michael Scales, the nephew of blues great B.B. King creates thumping, tuneful folk-rock music! To say that Scales was born with music in his blood would be an understatement. As the nephew of the legendary B.B. King, Scales grew up on a healthy dose of motown, soul and of course the blues. But as he evolved and later attended Berklee College of Music, so did his taste in music, skewing more towards indie rock.

Friday, November 20
Concert at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/phillip-michael-scales/.


Abstract Painting

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$20
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.

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


Studio 51: Cardboard Sculpture

1 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 sculpture class, students of all ages will cut, glue, tape, assemble and paint cardboard to create unique sculptures. Students will discover a new world when they use their hands to build and combine materials together to create fun objects from everyday materials.

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

A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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.
No other discounts apply

You can also stop in, or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-cardboard-sculpture-5/.

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