Central Wisconsin Cultural Center

Center for the Visual Arts

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Open Ceramics Lab

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Open Ceramics Lab

Join our ceramics supervisor Tom Lindsley on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00PM and create something new or finish that piece you've always meant to. For only $7 per hour or $21 for the whole night, have access to the Center's pottery wheels, glazes, tools and kiln and real cone 5 clay is available for purchase. Tom will answer general questions and help guide you in a relaxed, pressure-free atmosphere. Please call 715-421-4598 if you have any questions and look for regular ceramics classes in our quarterly class schedule.


"Spring Renewal"

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"Spring Renewal"

Join us for an opening on Friday, April 17th from 5:00 to 7:00PM in welcoming Marie App and Barbara Johnson for their new exhibit "Spring Renewal". Marie's whimsical paintings and Barbara's delightful baskets will grace our West and East Galleries from April 17 to May 28. Many of their pieces will be available for sale. For questions, please call us at 715-421-4598 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


The Viewing Gallery -

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"PUPPETS THROUGH THE LENS" The Photography of Richard Termine  Art Exhibition

Brooklyn Based photographer and puppeteer Richard Termine is renown for his performing arts photography for Sesame Street, The New York Times and the Jim Henson Foundation.

Photographer Richard Termine

Photography courtesy of Richard Termine


In Appreciation to our Sponsors:


incourage community foundtaion

ARTi GRAS is funded by grant funds through incourage Community Foundation, Wisconsin Humanities Council,

with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the state of Wisconsin, and these local sponsors:

Aspirus Doctors Clinic

Bell Foundation

Braqeau, LaChapelle, Kryshak and NEttesheim, LP

Erco Worldwide USA Inc.

Renaissance Learning Inc.

Ritchey Funeral Home


"Light Matters" Art Exhibition

January 9 - February 28, 2015

Featuring Fused Glass & Metal Artist Tracey Rice


Inspiring Your Inner Artist

Exhibitions - Education - Community Resource Center

"Vines and Van Gogh"  Art Soirees



Formula For Fun: Art + Wine + Friends = FUN!

We present art classes that are in a step-by-step format, in a lively atmosphere complete with music, and wine to encourage artistic creativity.

Our parties create a totally safe environment in which to have fun, let loose, relax, and explore your own creativity.

Each memorable, fun evening is commemorated in the 16" x 20" canvas that YOU have just painted!


NO Experience Necessary!
You CAN learn to create a finished acrylic painting worthy of framing, hanging in your home or office, or giving as a truly unique gift.




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Visit our available class schedule


Enjoy strolling the galleries featuring exhibitions of original artwork from local and regional artists.

Free Admission and Convenient Parking

The Central Wisconsin Cultural Center is a non-profit visual, literary and lyrical art organization.

We hope that the many exciting art programs, music instruction and classes inspires you to visit often.

The Cultural Center is located in the heart of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, along the banks of the beautiful Wisconsin River. Our 40,000 square foot facility is home to a wide array of exhibits, varying art classes and workshops for adults and children, a pottery studio and private music lessons. Many groups including the Grand Avenue Artists, Very Special Arts Choir, the Central Wisconsin Choristers, Holistic Homeschool and Four on the Floor use the Cultural Center for rehearsal space and meeting rooms.

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The mission of the Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, Inc. to take a leadership role in enhancing the appreciation and ensuring the cultural vitality of the arts in the Central Wisconsin area through art education, art appreciation, and opportunities for artistic expression for all members of our community.

Gallery Gift Shop: Need a special gift idea for someone?

Select from prints, jewelry, pottery, fiber art pieces, literature, cards - unique items arrive daily.

Help support the arts ~ All gift items are designed by local Wisconsin artists.

Gallery Hours:

Closed Monday & Friday

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10 - 3 pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to Noon

Phone Number: 715. 421. 4598

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Donate Today

Your tax deductible donation helps support arts in education and arts programming



B.W.D. Concert Event

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Join us for our first B.W.D. (Between Work and Dinner) concert this Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00PM.

This month's concert will feature our own Cultural Center House Band backing one of our areas premier reed and sax players- Shoen Johnson.

For only a $5 donation you get two hours of music from the Great American Songbook, refreshments and even an after concert Open Jam with the House Band, if you bring your instrument.

Enjoy a midweek break from the early spring cool and join your neighbors at our next concert event.