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608 New York Avenue | Sheboygan, WI 53081
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Beginning January 1, 2020. The Arts Center will be open on Tuesday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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.


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Arts Center Information

Contact Information

Phone: 920.458.6144

Fax: 920.458.4473

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The John Michael Kohler Arts Center and both ARTspace shops are fully accessible to those with disabilities.  Everything is on one level. Wheelchairs are available at the Arts Center.


Admission is always free.

The Arts Center always accepts voluntary donations.

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Arts Center Hours

Arts Center Daily Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Daily Hours For

The ARTery

The ARTery is open during Art Center hours

Assistance with art making available:

Monday and Friday
12:00 - 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday
12:00 - 3:00 PM


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Visit our newly remodaled SHOP!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


(Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.)

ARTspace at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler

Monday - Friday

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


(Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.)


Arts Center is closed on:
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)


Since the 1970s, the Arts Center has been involved in the preservation, study, and exhibition of work by vernacular artists and has worked closely with Kohler Foundation, Inc. (KFI) to preserve the objects and environments they have made. Art environment builders transform their homes, yards, or other aspects of their personal surroundings into multifaceted works of art that, in vernacular ways, embody and express the locale—time, era, place—in which each of them lived and worked.

In addition to art environments, JMKAC has an extensive Arts/Industry collection.

Things to Do In Sheboygan

Whistling Straits® Golf Course

Whistling Straits offers two courses of dynamic contrast and world-class prestige. Open, rugged and windswept terrain defines The Straits®, sculpted along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. Borrowing influences from Irish links courses, The Straits has fescue fairways and massive sand dune bunkers. Just inland, interspersed by four meandering streams, the grassland and dunes aspect of The Irish is a deceiving tranquil landscape.


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Breaker Bay Waterpark

It’s always a balmy 84 degrees inside this 54,000-square-foot entertainment area and waterpark. Breaker Bay’s Sheboygan waterpark offers the ideal escape for both kids and parents: It’s large enough to afford adventurous young ones a touch of independence yet small enough for parents to feel kids are safe and supervised. And with the debut of The Riptide, the only double surf simulator in eastern Wisconsin, the thrills will keep your kids coming back for more.

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Kohler Waters Spa

Release stress, reconnect with loved ones, and most of all, treat yourself, at Kohler Waters Spa, one of only 60 five-star spas worldwide. Conveniently located next to The American Club®, you can drop in for a nourishing treatment or all-day immersion of our latest therapeutic water treatments and results-oriented facial and body treatments. From soothing, water-inspired treatment rooms to inviting respite room areas and warm relaxation pool, Kohler Waters Spa provides well-being around every corner.


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Places to Stay in Sheboygan

The American Club®

Five-Star Accommodations

Once a dormitory for immigrant workers with a pub, bowling alley and barbershop, The American Club reemerged in 1981 as a full-service hotel. Today this Tudor-style red brick building welcomes guests with gracious hospitality that has earned a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-diamond rating. 


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Inn On Woodlake

Boutique Accommodations

Located on the shore of picturesque Wood Lake, this serene 138-room hotel boasts boutique-style guest rooms, state-of-the-art meeting space and 10 multibedroom suites, perfect for groups and families. Along with WiFi, and flatscreen TVs, you will enjoy the classic comfort and hospitality you would expect from an inn. Not to mention a signature KOHLER® shower experience that is nothing short of sensational.


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Blue Harbor Resort

Family Accommodations

With 180 Sheboygan hotel rooms and 64 villas, Blue Harbor offers a wide variety of accommodations perfect for your family vacation, group meeting, romantic retreat, a guys’ golf outing or girlfriend’s getaway. Our recreation is equally diverse, whether it’s a rollicking visit to our year-round indoor waterpark and mini-golf course or a relaxing stroll on one of our eco-friendly lakeshore trails.


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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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