Connecting Communities

Be part of the art! Connecting Communities projects bring renowned artists to the Arts Center to collaborate with area residents in the creation of new works of art. For additional information about the program or to express interest in becoming an artist-in-residence or a participant, email

We are honored to have these organizations as our Community Partners: The Boys and Girls Club of Sheboygan County, Partners for Community Development, Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Kohler Area School District, Lakeland University, Lakeshore Technical College, Northern Wisconsin Regional Council of Carpenters Local 731, Runaway and Homeless Youth Services (RAYS) of Lutheran Social Services, Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, Senior Activity Center of Sheboygan, St. Clement Parish, Sheboygan Area School District, Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services Department, The Salvation Army, and University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan.

Slither into summer with the amazing Serpent of Sheboygan!

Our colorful, super-size serpent was created two years ago as part of a Connecting Communities residency. This year, the tale of the Wolfbat tribe and the Serpent of Sheboygan comes to its conclusion with an exciting processional event to kick off the summer season of free concerts at the Arts Center.

Artist-in-Residence Dennis McNett returns to lead mask-making and banner-making workshops in preparation for a community parade of mythic forces from his saga of the Serpent of Sheboygan. Read the full story!

“Suddenly the Serpent of Sheboygan rose up from the lake and swam toward the Wolfbat tribe. It was massive and beautiful!”

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Past Connecting Community Projects

Over the years, Connecting Communities collaborations have been wide-ranging in both their nature and their scope. From public sculpture to performance works to a food truck/art car, each project has brought together diverse communities in the creation of new works of art.

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Connecting Communities collaborations are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust.