Arts & Culture

From music in parks to performances on stage, to museums and exhibits, the arts are alive and culture is thriving in Waukesha Pewaukee. Enjoy!



Hands-on Experiences

Almont Gallery

342 W. Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186

Set-up a private lesson with one of the many featured artists of the gallery
Available by appointment

A Stroke of Genius

250 W. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

A paint, canvas and wine studio where creativity is encouraged and art is therapeutic fun
Available by appointment and select public nights

A Touch of Glaze

721 Meadowbrook Road
Waukesha, WI 53188

Creatively express yourself with the chance to create your own pottery creation
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Otto’s Fine Art Academy

396 W. Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186

Participate in a program designed to teach anyone to draw and paint
Available by appointment

The Potter’s Shop

335 W. Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186

Offering an array of workshops teaching the techniques of wheel work
Call for hours

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Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium-Retzer Nature Center

S14 W28167 Madison Street
Waukesha, WI 53188

Be transported beyond city lights to the wonders of the skies above; programs begin with a brief tour of the current evening sky
Call for hours

Clark House Muesum

206 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Pewaukee, WI 53072

Explore early Pewaukee life in this historic home filled with collection of items from the earliest days
Wednesday: 7pm-9pm (February-March)
Sunday: 1pm-4pm (April-September)

East Troy Electric Railroad

2002 Church Street
East Troy, WI 53120

While all but gone from most American cities, the museum preserves a part of the 19th and 20th century transportation history
Friday: 10am-2pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-4:15pm

Holy Hill

1525 Carmel Road
Hubertus, WI 53033

Visit this majestic church with stunning views, sky-piercing spires, mosaics and inspiring stained glass windows
Sunday-Saturday: 5am-5pm

Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Highway 67
Eagle, WI 53119

A 576-acre interactive outdoor living history museum featuring 65 relocated historic Wisconsin buildings, costumed interpreters and hands-on activities
Call for Hours

Ten Chimneys

S43 W31575 Depot Road
Genesee Depot, WI 53127

Home of Broadway legends, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Almost all of the estate’s personal décor and collections are intact and unchanged since the Lunt’s first assembled them in the 1930′s and 40′s. For decades, this idyllic retreat inspired the Lunts’ famous friends, such as Helen Hayes, Noel Coward, Charlie Chaplin and Laurence Olivier.
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm

Waukesha County Museum

101 W. Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186

Exhibits include fur trading, Civil War, Springs Era, Les Paul: The Wizard of Waukesha and more
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4:30pm

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Waukesha Area Symphonic Band


Active in the community for over 30 years this adult music organization is dedicated to the serious performance of outstanding music for winds and percussion

Waukesha Choral Union


Active in the community for over 50 years presenting a variety of literature, folk music, spirituals, musicals and much more three times a year

Wisconsin Philharmonic

From Concerts in the Park to Holiday Memories, the symphony offers an exciting season of the familiar to the forgotten

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Carroll Players

100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

The oldest theatre club in Wisconsin was founded in 1896, with three productions a year presented in the Otteson Theatre at Carroll University

Lunt-Fontanne Ensemble-UW-Waukesha Campus

1500 University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188

Located on the grounds of UW-Waukesha, enjoy a variety of theatrical productions throughout the year

Waukesha Civic Theatre

264 W. Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186

Educational programs and live performances that enrich, challenge and entertain both participants and audience members

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Outdoor Venue

SummerStage in Lapham Peak

W329 N846 County Highway C
Delafield, WI 53108

A unique venue in an outdoor setting for music, theatre, comedy and dance; located within Lapham Peak State Park, bring a picnic along for a memorable night of “dinner and a show’

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