plan a visit


Exit I-43 (Exit 126) onto Highway 23 East, which becomes Kohler Memorial Drive and then Erie Avenue. Continue east to North Seventh Street, turn right, and follow North Seventh Street four blocks south to New York Avenue. Turn left on New York Avenue. The entrance to the Arts Center is located on New York Avenue between North Sixth and Seventh Streets.

FREE parking is available across the street on the south side of New York Avenue.

Admission to the Arts Center is by voluntary donation.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center and both ARTspace shops are fully accessible to those with disabilities. A wheelchair is available at the Arts Center.

608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
P: 920.458.6144
F: 920.458.4473

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Admission is always FREE.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Memorial Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve, December 24
Christmas Day, December 25
New Year’s Eve, December 31
New Year’s Day, January 1

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Come in and savor our made-from-scratch soups, hearty sandwiches, delectable salads, beer and wine selection, hot cocoa and coffee drinks, and delicious desserts.You can call ahead with your order: 920-694-4555. When you call, ask about the daily specials.

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Daily: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Plus: 5:00–7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Free Wi-Fi

The ARTery

Stretch your imagination and get hands-on with our exhibition-inspired projects. Work alongside visiting artists in one of our Make and Take, Exhibitions artist-in-residence, or Connecting Communities workshops. During these special events, you can experience the different ways artists use materials and think about their work.

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For more information, contact Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult. Occasional workshops require a nominal fee.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00–7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00–4:00 p.m.


Shopping for someone or something special?  Find one-of-a-kind gifts at one of our two locations.  ARTspace, the gallery store of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, provides a wide variety of contemporary art including ceramics, jewelry, glass, fiber, painting, photography, and sculpture, as well as, books, cards, journals and much more!

Each store features a different selection. ARTspace at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler also includes an exhibition space presenting four unique exhibitions a year featuring artwork by established and emerging artists from across the country.

With two locations you’re bound to find just the right gifts for family, friends, and yourself!

Proceeds from ARTspace sales support programming at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and its mission to generate a creative exchange between artists and the public.

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The Sheboygan Project Walking Tour

Art does not have to be confined to museums and galleries. The Sheboygan Project brings the street-art movement to Sheboygan, Wisconsin by using the urban landscape as a canvas for exciting works of art that reflect the city’s people and culture.

The Sheboygan Project aimed to connect artists with available wall space and resources to create unique site-specific works in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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Wandering Wisconsin

Explore astounding large-scale works of art known as art environments that have surprised travelers and intrigued and bemused local residents throughout the Wisconsin landscape for decades. Entry to each of the sites is free of charge.

Delve into the grottos, weave through a European-style shrine and its acres of gardens, admire beautiful vistas, wander along woodland paths where concrete statues decorate the way forward, discover a painted forest, marvel at concrete wonders, and more. Download a booklet with more details about each location.

Throughout Wisconsin, art environments wait to be discovered anew by you. Each shares the story of the maker’s rich heritage and traditions. Spend an afternoon, a weekend, or an extended vacation exploring art, architecture, and gardens of the nine sites that comprise Wandering Wisconsin—one indoor site and eight outdoor sites.

Create your own adventure or use one of the several self-guided tours available. Maps are available by emailing or downloading the map.

Visit These Amazing Sites

Carl Peterson Garden
Dickeyville Grotto
Ernest Hüpeden's Painted Forest
Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park
Herman Rusch’s Prairie Moon Sculpture Garden and Museum
James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden
Nick Engelbert's Grandview
Paul and Matilda Wegner Grotto
Rudolph Grotto Gardens and Wonder Cave