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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


What the Paper Reveals - Art Inspired Art and Writing

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Free Admission
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Come during the lunch hour to view the exhibit or let the art inspire your writing. This is a unique opportunity to interact with the exhibit and the artist in a casual & informal setting. Bring paper & pencils/pen & to respond to the pieces through writing or art. The artist, Lora Vahlsing, will be on hand and will have art & writing prompts, but also feel free to let the exhibit inspire you.

Bring paper, pens, or pencils.

Free admission. Pre-registration is encouraged.

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

Register on our website at thelmaarts.org, stop at our front desk, or call us at 920.921.5410.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/art-and-writing/.


THELMA Book Club

7:00 pm
Free Admission
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Get ready for the next meeting of the THELMA Book Club! We are reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri.

You don’t have to finish the book, or even have read it, to attend! Join the THELMA Book Club! It’s free and open to the public! Members are responsible to get their own books. We will also choose our next book at this meeting.

Join us for our next meeting March 1 at 7 pm. Free to attend! ***We will meet in person at THELMA***

About the book:

This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/thelma-book-club-3/.


Studio 51: DIY Scratch Paper

10:30am – 12:00pm
Single admission: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members) Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

If you have ever used scratch paper, you know how incredibly fun it is to reveal the vibrant colors as you draw. In this class, you will learn how to make scratch paper yourself! We will make our own colorful designs, turn them into scratch paper, and scratch some artwork into them using a variety of tools.
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: $15 per class ($12 for THELMA members)
Family admission: $25 per class ($20 for THELMA members)
Family admission allows two or more members of a household to attend at the group rate.
No other discounts apply

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

Register on our website at thelmaarts.org, stop at our front desk, or call us at 920.921.5410.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/studio-51-diy-scratch-paper/.


THELMA Building Your Own Canvases

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

Tired of spending all your money on store-bought canvases? Looking to have more control over the craftsmanship of your paintings? This class will show you all you need to know about building the wood frame, stretching the canvas, and prepping it for your next beautiful artwork. You will be surprised at how easy canvas-building can be!

Adult art class!

Single admission: $30 per class ($24 for THELMA members)

No other discounts apply. All sales final.

You can register online at thelmaarts.org, stop in at our front desk, or call us at 920.921.5410 to register.

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/building-your-own-canvases/.


THELMA Annual Meeting

6:30pm – 8:00pm
Free Admission
THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts

THELMA members are invited to join THELMA board members and staff at our Annual Meeting, happening in THELMA’s Great Hall on Tuesday, March 9 at 6:30 pm.
The meeting will be both in-person for up to 60 members and virtual for all other members.

The event starts at 6:30 pm and for those members who come in person, the bar opens at 6 pm.

“The annual meeting is great opportunity for our members to get a firsthand account of the previous year,” said Jacqui Corsi, THELMA’s Executive Director.

There will be no shortage of details regarding 2020 as THELMA came through 2020 strong thanks to several members and donors, as well as grants that became available, Corsi added.

The evening will also include announcements of what is coming in 2021. The 11 Thursdays of Summer concert series, as well as children’s programming and other events are expected to be announced. Get a copy of the Annual Report before the public- don’t forget to look for your name under the list of members!

Members who want to attend in person must RSVP by calling 920.921.5410 or email info@thelmaarts.org.

Members who want to watch the evening virtually will receive a link to register in a future THELMA Access e-newsletter.

The evening is free to attend.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/annual-meeting/.

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