Midsummer Festival of the Arts

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for the 47th annual Midsummer Festival of the Arts! The Arts Center grounds will be brimming with works of art, live music, great food, workshops, and other activities.

Of course the highlight is the 135 artists (selected from an applicant pool of over 300) from across the nation who will present an astounding variety of works for purchase. Choose from among paintings, photographs, jewelry, leather, sculpture, ceramics, art glass, wearable art, and even more categories.

Artists and Media

Fun & Family Friendly Workshops

Concrete Creations: Fantasy Faces

Step into your garden on a concrete creation. Add tiles, bottle caps, colored stones, and a variety of embellishments to your unique paver.
Cost $3.00

Clay Play

Roll up your sleeves and play with clay. Try wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques with Arts/Industry artists and art educators, and see where this clay experience takes you.
Cost $3.00

Marvelous Magnificent Mobiles

Be inspired by Mary Nohl's and Emery Blagdon’s suspended mobiles seen in THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED exhibition. Create a unique Whimsical Wind Wonder out of a variety of mixed media.
Cost $3.00

Face Painting

Have your face painted and imagine a new you!
Cost $2.00

Fabulous Food

Visit the food court where the Culinary Art Car and other food trucks will recharge your energy reserves with a wrap, cheese curds, bratwurst, gyros, ice cream, or one of many other delicious treats.

Here's the complete listing of food trucks:

The Nutman Co.
Mediterranean Cuisine
The Kernel and the Old Maid
Fleck's Curbside Grill
Pork in the Road
Asia's Finest Cuisine
ABC Pig Roast
Canseco's Mexican Bakery
Jose's Taco Truck
Sweet e Sweets

Amazing, FREE Live Music


Festivalgoers will be treated to finger-snappin’, toe-tappin’, free concerts from the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series. The lineup includes Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound and Son Monarcas on Saturday. Trapper Schoepp & the Shades and Copper Box take the stage on Sunday. 

See the Complete Lineup

Extraordinary Exhibitions

Embark on a yearlong exploration of art environments. This series of fifteen exhibitions not only offers a rare opportunity to experience the work of seventeen art-environment builders from the Arts Center’s world-renowned collection, it incorporates new writing and works of art produced by scholars, curators, musicians, and exceptional theorists from wide-ranging disciplines in response to the environments.

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Midsummer Festival of the Arts is sponsored by Bank First National, Pepsi Lakeside Bottling Co., Black Pig, US Cellular, Visit Sheboygan, Pride Hospitality, and the City of Sheboygan.