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.

About the Art in Public Spaces Program

Connecting Communities Art in Public Spaces program creates collaborative public art that empowers Sheboygan communities. It develops interaction through the creation of art in public spaces to reconnect people with their own creativity, while working together to build a cultural identity that facilitates positive change.


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Open Call Creative Event

Join us in turning the idea of a science fiction fair on its head in this open-call creative event. Consider what our world might look like in the future, invent new concepts or technologies that express or portray your vision.

For inspiration, visit and explore our exhibition Out, Out, Phosphene Candle, created by artists Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck. The idea for their exhibition came to them in a dream. In the dream, a mysterious creature moving through a series of rooms. The environment was clearly futuristic, possibly a spacecraft, and each room was designed to study the unseen forces that propel the human race forward.

All ages are invited to participate and submit as individuals or as a group.

Entry deadline: May 1

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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.