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

A Stroke of Genius
Paint Wine Studio

250 W. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 893-4186
A paint, canvas and wine studio where creativity is encouraged and art is therapeutic fun
Available by Appointment & Select Public Nights

A Touch of Glaze

821 Meadowbrook Road
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 524-0231
Creatively express yourself with the chance to create your own pottery creation
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-9pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Almont Gallery

342 W. Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 542-1522
Set-up a private lesson with one of the many featured artists of the gallery
Available by Appointment

Otto's Art Academy

312 W. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 970-9524
Participate in a program designed to teach anyone to draw and paint
Available by Appointment

The Potter's Shop

1314 S. West Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 547-1920
Offering an array of workshops teaching the techniques of wheel work
Call for Hours

True Creative You Art Studio

521 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 955-0638
All levels of art experience is welcome; a variety of art classes are available to suit adults and kids
Available by Appointment



Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium-Retzer Nature Center

S14 W28167 Madison Street
Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 896-8007
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 Museum

206 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Pewaukee, WI 53072
(262) 691-0233
Explore early Pewaukee life in this historic home filled with collection of items from the earliest days
Wednesday: 7pm-9pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

East Troy Electric Railroad

2002 Church Street
East Troy, WI 53120
(262) 642-3263
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
(262) 628-1838
Visit this majestic church with stunning views, sky-piercing spires, mosaics and inspiring stained glass windows
Sunday-Saturday: 6am-7pm

Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Highway 67
Eagle, WI 53119
(262) 594-6300
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
(262) 968-4110
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-2:30pm
Sunday: 12pm-2:30pm

Waukesha County Museum

101 W. Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 521-2859
Exhibits include A Building for All Time, Les Paul: Wizard of Waukesha, and more
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm


Pewaukee Waterfront Wednesdays

222 W Wisconsin Avenue
Listen to this weekly musical series along the beachfront of Pewaukee Lake or dine al fresco across the street; genres include rock, blues, reggae and party music. Held June-August.

Tribute Tuesday Concert Series

Les Paul Performance Center, Cutler Park
Waukesha, WI
Come and enjoy all your favorite songs as we pay tribute to David Bowie, Kenny Rogers, Elvis Presley, and Journey this summer! Enjoy great music on a warm summer night under the stars with all of your friends.

Waukesha Area Symphonic Band

(262) 303-4019
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

(414) 297-9310
Active in the community for over 50 years presenting a variety of literature, folk music, spirituals, musicals and much more three times a year

Waukesha Friday Night Live

231 W. Main Street
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 544-2208
Live music every Friday at 10 locations in downtown Waukesha June - September

Wisconsin Philharmonic

(262) 547-1858
From Concerts in the Park to Holiday Memories, the symphony offers an exciting season of the familiar to the forgotten

Outdoor Venue

SummerStage at Lapham Peak

W329 N846 County Highway C
Delafield, WI 53018
(262) 337-1560
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"


Carroll Players

100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 524-7633
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
(262) 521-5212
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
(262) 547-4911
Educational programs and live performances that enrich, challenge and entertain both participants and audience members