MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Now in its 44th year, this perennial event is known for its splendid offerings of original works of art, musical performances, and family-friendly atmosphere. Every year, there are new and unexpected delights for the eyes and ears on the grounds of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Festival admission is free, as are the concerts and the fascinating exhibitions in the Arts Center galleries.

Among the 135 participating artists, chosen from among hundreds of applicants for the quality of their work, will be familiar and new faces from throughout the nation. Festivalgoers can choose from an astounding variety of paintings, photographs, furniture, wood carvings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, leather goods, wearables, sculpture, textiles, toys, and more.

Become a Midsummer Festival Art Patron and enjoy a delicious breakfast on-site before setting out to shop the booths. Read more about it here.

Free concerts
Head to the Library Sculpture Garden for free concerts by some of the best bands in the Midwest. This year’s lineup includes:

Saturday
10:00–10:45 a.m.    Chicken Wire Empire (Bluegrass)
12:00–2:00 p.m.      De La Buena (Latin)
3:00–5:00 p.m.        Herman Astro (Alternative Soul)

Sunday
10:00–10:45 a.m.          Gill Family Singers (Gospel)
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.    Daniel and the Lion (Folk Pop)
2:15–4:00 p.m.              Copper Box (Swamp Rock)

Hands-On Fun
Children and adults can explore their creativity in the art workshops. Food vendors will offer a wide range of fare, from Sheboygan County’s famous bratwurst to ethnic cuisines and heavenly ice cream treats.

Now on View in the Galleries

Don’t miss the sweeping exhibition Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation inside the Arts Center. Read more about it here. Admission to the galleries is free.

Join us for an art-filled weekend you don’t want to miss! Get directions here.