Event Calendar

Brunch and a Band @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wrapping up the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend, join us for THELMA’s Brunch and a Band on Sunday, February 13 at 11 am. Enjoy music by The Pineapple Hunks! Drink specials and food are also available for purchase. FREE admission to attend! Enjoy a delicious brunch available for purchase from Mila Vanilla Crepes.


Food from Mila Vanilla Crepes

Music by The Pineapple Hunks


Date: Sunday, February 13
11 AM – 2 PM
Food and drinks available for purchase.
Fountain City

Sliding Into Seniorhood Play Reading
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm
Staged play reading at by playwright Kim E. Ruyle

May be an image of textThe paths of six intriguing characters intersect as they navigate the unpredictable and challenging twists and turns of aging. On the slide into seniorhood, they encounter relationships and experiences, some painful, some sensual, and some just downright silly. When all is said and done, will they find that life has left them with anything more than simple memories?

The play was the Grand Winner of 2020/2021 Original Playwrights Full-Length Competition (Shawnee Playhouse/Pennsylvania Council of the Arts) and was produced in Pennsylvania in September.
Date: Sunday, March 20
2 PM
Price/Tickets: FREE
Location: Cafe 1906
Celebrate Membership May!
May 1 – May 31 all-day


Sign-up for a new membership during this month of May and you will receive 3 MONTHS FREE with the code “MEMBERSHIPMAY”.

How to use the code:

  1. Go to the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts Website.
  2. Click on the ‘Support’ – ‘Membership’ tab.
  3. Choose your desired membership level.
  4. After selecting your membership level scroll down to the bottom of the page. Fill out the necessary information then select ‘Add to Cart’ when finished.
  5. In the ‘Discount Code’ section enter in the code ‘MEMBERSHIPMAY‘. Finish filling out the necessary information and proceed to ‘Check Out’.

Membership Perks:

As a member, you receive 40% off concert tickets, discounts on classes and films, first notice on performers and classes, first chance to purchase tickets, 10% discount on THELMA merchandise, opportunity to display art with Member Spotlight, and are listed in our Annual Report.

JOIN NOW to get access to May’s members-only perks including:

  • FREE Members-only tote bag (available at THELMA’s front desk)
  • FREE Exclusive Membership May Gathering on Thursday, May 26 @ 6 PM – 8 PM (Registration Required)
  • And check your mail all month long for weekly raffles to win gifts THELMA merchandise and other prizes!
Makers Market
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

THELMA’s Makers Market is an outdoor and indoor market featuring  local vendors with fine art, handcrafted goods, vintage finds, boutique items, lifestyle goods, and more. We handpick a variety of artists, dreamers, and collectors and gather them all in one place for a unique shopping experience!

The Makers Market is on June 17, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, taking place during the Annual Downtown Fond du Lac Wine Walk. More information about the Wine Walk HERE.

Date: Friday, June 17
4 – 8 PM
Price: FREE and Open to the Public
Location: Plaza and Sheboygan Street

Get Downtown FDL Wine Walk Ticket HERE

Vendor Information:
Event Date: Friday, June 17 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Applications Open: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM CST
Applications Due: Friday, May 27 at 11:59 PM CST
Notification of Acceptance: Friday, June 3

THELMA Plein Air Event
Jun 23 – Aug 6 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from June 23, 2022 –  August 6, 2022

Join us for the first annual THELMA Plein Air Event June 17th-June 23rd, 2022! Artists of all experience levels are welcome to participate in this exciting event. Plein Air painting takes place outdoors without the use of an indoor studio space or reference photos. Artists must remain within the event boundaries.

Galleries are free to view:

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
Closed on Sundays


Tom Lundquist: SciFi Jumbo
Jun 23 – Aug 6 all-day

Exhibition will be on display from June 23, 2022 –  August 6, 2022

“Science fiction can be a great source of fun for people who make pictures. Though the subjects need to be reasonably rendered, all requirements for recognizable environments, scaling, or any object’s reason for being may be tossed over your shoulder.

I watched a set of interviews with the actors and FX artists who were bringing Dr Who into the contemporary world in 2005. When they explained that it was a children’s show, I realized that this genre could be exciting (even alarming) without being vicious or horrifying. That was intriguing and a dozen ideas grew out of it.

Why do they need to so big? I had just finished doing a 96 image print series where everything was “poster size.” Changing the scale would prevent me from just repeating those posters with a different set of characters. Since I owned a big printer, I decided to let it roar.

Everything in this exhibit is produced through some form of digital modeling and/or digital painting. I turned to computer imagery after spending much of my youth making elaborately detailed drawings. The ability to create much more complex images was an irresistible enticement and I was willing to put aside traditional drawing values to do it.
I live in Los Angeles, California and teach part time at Santa Monica College.”

For more information about the artist click HERE!


Galleries are free to view:

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
Closed on Sundays


Game Night | Charades **CANCELLED**
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Life is just better with games…if you’ve ever become bleary-eyed over a Monopoly game or screamed in anguish during charades, then you know exactly what we’re talking about. Join us once a month for games night open to all ages! Round up some friends and come down to play some classics.


Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and THELMA will offer a cash bar!


Date: Last Wednesday of the Month (March – November 2022)
6 PM – 8:30 PM
$5 Suggested Donation
Cafe 1906
Ordinary Days
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point).

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, July 29 @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 30 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 30 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 31 @ 2:00 PM

Art of Community: Speaker Series | Individual Wellness
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Art of Community is an interactive, educational speaker series that gives our community the knowledge, tools, and resources to move towards being well individuals in a well community. The facets of wellness for individuals, families, community, and our environment will be explored in talks given by inspiring, knowledgeable leaders in our community. Each talk with partner with a community organization to share the spotlight on the wonderful work being done all around our great area.
This month, we are featuring Kaitlyn Kenealy! Winner of numerous awards, including Woman of Achievement 2022, Young Professional of the Year 2021, Brainz Magazine 500 Global List 2021, SHEro 2021, and Woman of Vision and Courage 2012–2013, Kaitlyn Kenealy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds degrees in History and Women’s Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Counseling (Community and Mental Health). As a psychotherapist, she specializes in trauma and PTSD, domestic violence, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Kaitlyn is direct, solution-focused, and passionate about removing barriers to getting individuals and families the services they need. In addition to her private practice, Kaitlyn is proactively involved with many mental health services and outreach programs. Her podcast, Teatime with the Psychos, aims to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. Kaitlyn has also written her first book titled, “Healing is Messy AF”.

Elizabeth Nelson is the Executive Director for NAMI Fond du Lac and will be providing further information about NAMI FDL Services and Programs.

Date: Wednesday, August 10
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Price/Tickets: Free Admission (Donations Appreciated)
Location: Cafe 1906
The Claw! | On Stage @ THELMA
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

THE CLAW! A New Children’s Musical comes to THELMA!

THELMA’s arts day camp – On Stage @ THELMA will feature the theatrical adventure “The Claw!” During the two-week camp, fourth through eighth grade students learn the lines, the songs, the choreography, and build the sets. On the final day, students will perform the musical for family and friends!

This new musical is packed with fun, adventure, and life lessons about dealing with transitions and embracing the unfamiliar. When an out-of-order claw game suddenly turns back on, all the toys are ecstatic! Well… all the toys except for Dot, a terrified stuffed cow. Dot’s desperate to hold onto her home and her best friend, Aiden. Can Dot conquer her fear of the unknown with some help from the Flair Bears, Mighty Mutant Power Turtles, Beanie Elders, and the all-knowing Mystical 8-ball?

Eva Thelen-Dunphy, director of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale at THELMA will direct the production again this year. Eva has more than 10 years of experience directing and producing Children’s Theater, including last year’s On Stage @ THELMA production of “BOTS!” The children will also gain hands-on experience with set design by working with visual arts instructor Anoush Cowles. Cowles teaches at Evans and Rosenow elementary schools. Both bring a passion for children’s creative process to the production!

Purchase tickets for their performance on Friday, August 12 at 6 PM!

Date: Friday, August 12
6 PM
Bar Opens: 5 PM
Price/Tickets: $10 Pet Ticket | Participating Students get 2 FREE comp tickets
Location: Great Hall