Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue offering unparalleled access to music, film, classes, and art exhibits with a stunning backdrop for corporate meetings, weddings, and other social gatherings.

The cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in Downtown Fond du Lac, THELMA is a regional venue for high-profile concerts, exhibits with prominent artists, and independent films. Impeccable interior design, expanded art classrooms, improved guest amenities, and professional service set THELMA apart in the region.

THELMA is an impressive feature in the heart of the city's Downtown with majestic pillars, a grand staircase, and the perfect blend of the historic and the modern. Whether it's relaxing or watching a film on the spacious outdoor plaza, or listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or a major concert in the street, you will want to visit again and again.

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51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI


Ancient Survivors Art Exhibit

Ancient Survivors Art Exhibit

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019

Come see a unique exhibit that pays homage to one of our beloved creatures of Lake Winnebago. This exhibition features sturgeon artwork, artifacts, and history. To help celebrate the weekend, artists and sturgeon enthusiasts will host this exhibit and panel discussion for an unofficial start to the Sturgeon Spectacular. Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase.

Exhibit Opens January 10th; Runs through March 2nd
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th, 6 - 8 PM
Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 31st, 6 - 8 PM

Sturgeon Spectacular Welcome Reception

Sturgeon Spectacular Welcome Reception

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Come celebrate winter and some really big fish with the organizers, sponsors, and community partners of Sturgeon Spectacular and the World Ice & Snow Sailing Championships (WISSA). The public is welcome to join in on the fun and help us toast to the weekend.

Take in the Sturgeon Spectacular Exhibit, enjoy hors-d'oeuvres, listen to music and enjoy a cocktail or two inside in the warmth of THELMA or at the Ice Bar on the THELMA Plaza. There will be an opportunity to meet the international participants competing in WISSA 2019 as well. Beer, wine and other spirits will be available for purchase.

Sturgeon Spectacular Exhibit available for viewing from January 10 to March 2. Bar opens at 6pm.