Midsummer Festival of the Arts

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for the 48th 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 on July 21 and 22, 2018.

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

Solar Sidekicks
Out, Out Phosphene Candle explores our world through the lens of mysterious alien forms. Participants will create a one-of-a-kind, imaginary sculptural alien that will be out of this world!

Cost $3.00

Portals to the Planets
Imagine viewing a planet in the solar system through a spaceship portal. Create your planet surface on a one-of-a-kind silk hoop using acrylic fiber paint, fabric resist, and your imagination!

Cost $6.00

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

Face Painting
Have your face painted and imagine a new you!

Cost $2.00



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 Mark Croft Band and Well-Known Strangers on Saturday. This Big Life, King Solomon, and Big Little Lions take the stage on Sunday.

See Complete Lineup

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 Kernel and the Old Maid
  • Fleck’s Curbside Grill
  • Pork in the Road
  • Asia’s Finest Cuisine
  • Bomallies
  • Canseco’s Mexican Bakery
  • Jose’s
  • Gyros 2Go
  • Sweet e Sweets
  • Peja Vu Fine Foods and Catering
  • The Nutman Co.
  • Nancy’s Fresh Eggrolls

Extraordinary Exhibitions

Five very different art environments investigate how the creative spirit plays with our acceptance or denial of fact. Operating from the premise that the employment of imagination propels artists to contemplate what is possible rather than what is known, Unseen Forces contemplates the role of fiction and belief in the uncovering of universal truths.

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