641 E. Forest Street
The mission of the Oconomowoc Arts Center is to provide the highest quality arts programming to the Oconomowoc Area School District and the communities of the region for the purpose of cultural education, entertainment and enrichment.
The Oconomowoc Arts Center is the long-awaited facility to celebrate the arts, created for the students of the Oconomowoc Area School District and the greater Oconomowoc community. Part of a $49.6M referendum passed in 2006 by 13 municipalities, the Arts Center officially opened to the public in December 2008.
The facility is highlighted by original artwork which includes "Melody," an 8 foot tall bronze sculpture donated by the Oconomowoc Festival for the Arts; an original painting by renowned artist and OHS alum, the late Charles Dix, donated by the Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council; and stain glass panels created by local artist Paul Phelps of Oakbrook Esser Studios that are installed throughout the lobby of the OAC and includes glass insert panels on the lobby's south view window.
Performances and Programming:
During the 2008-09 school year, the Arts Center prepared the Oconomowoc Area School District for its new home while beginning plans to launch its first professional series of programming. The OAC offers Main Stage (headliners), Film Series (documentaries), Cabaret Cafe (dinner and a show), Comedy series and Special events.