Happy New Year!

We hope you had a joyous holiday season.

As we welcome the new year, we welcome a new season of entertainment, culture and the vibrancy that the arts bring to our community.

As you scroll down, mark your calendars and plan to join us for our upcoming events.

The arts stimulate imagination. They provoke thought. And then, having done that, all sorts of other things happen. ~ Melvyn Bragg
Upcoming Events

Please join us on Thursday, January 11th
from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
for the Three Lakes Chamber Mixer
at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts
Everyone is welcome!
For Your Viewing Pleasure

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. Rated PG.

  • Wednesday, January 10 - 2:00 PM - Senior Matinee - Captioned
  • Thursday, January 11 - 7:00 PM
  • Friday, January 12 - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 13 - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 14 - 7:00 PM
Adults $6.00
Members $5.00
Under 12/Matinee $4.00

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth.

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman. Rated PG-13.

  • Wednesday, January 24 - 2:00 PM - Senior Matinee - Captioned
  • Thursday, January 25 - 7:00 PM
  • Friday, January 26 - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 27 - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 28 - 7:00 PM
Adults $6.00
Members $5.00
Under 12/Matinee $4.00

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

Stars: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic. Rated PG.

  • Wednesday February 7 - 2:00 PM - Senior Matinee - Captioned
  • Thursday, February 8 - 7:00 PM
  • Friday, February 9 - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 10 - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 11 - 7:00 PM

Adults $6.00

Members $5.00
Under 12/Matinee $4.00

Gallery Volunteers Needed
We are still open! Because we love our artists so much, we want to showcase them as much as possible. Besides being open during and after movies, we have gallery hours on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm throughout January.

Volunteers, we would love your help in keeping the gallery open on Saturdays. Please help us make that happen!

Please email TLCFAGalleryManager@gmail.com to sign up. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Jill Roth, Gallery Manager
Hearing/Visually Impaired Adaptive Equipment
We have been looking at equipment to help our hearing and visually impaired patrons for several years now.  Recently we received enough funding to put a down payment on a system, and we should have it in place soon.

The total cost of this system is about $3,000, and we have raised about half of the amount needed to purchase the equipment.
We also have been given an anonymous gift of a set of wireless headsets that don't work with our present movie system, but will work with our PA system so that they can be used at lectures, presentations and concerts. At concerts, the "earmuff" style headsets will reduce the sound for those who feel it is too loud and give them individual control over what they hear.
We need donations to pay the balance of the hearing/visually impaired system when we get the bill this month. The Three Lakes Lions Club has agreed to donate $200 towards the hearing-impaired equipment if we can get matching funds. 
"For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to Three Lakes Center for the Arts. I've chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you'll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal."

Collette Sorgel, TLCFA President

What's Happening in 2018
Three Lake Library Expansion

The Three Lakes Center for the Arts is working on a collaboration with the Three Lakes Library to find housing for the Library programs during the new Library building transition, while also expanding the Art Center's own class offerings!

The new building, which they are still fundraising to furnish, will feature an exciting Maker's Space that will be able to house community enrichment programs once completed.

We are very excited to partner with the Library at this time, and hope to offer mutual support to one another moving forward as we look into how we can best serve our community.

We look forward to offering year-round programming to offset the wonderful programs that are already in place.

Please share with us your ideas and requests as we look into creating a new schedule of after-school art programs, high school weekend seminars, and adult programs with the Library!
Summer Youth Art Programs

The Summer Youth Art Program will be held on Wednesdays in the Shelter at the Maple Lake Beach from 10:30 to Noon.

There's no cost - just come and have fun!
Paint shirts are always a good idea.
Ages 8 and under must have accompaniment. All adult help welcome!

For information, please call 715-546-3738

Classes will be held on the following dates:
  • June 20
  • June 27
  • July 4 - No Class
  • July 11
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15 - Not Yet Confirmed
TLCFA 2018 Ball

Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

TLCFA's annual ball was a rousing success again this year! Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the 'Blue Moon' theme provided a beautiful backdrop for an evening of good food, music, friends and funds for the arts.

This year several local farms contributed provisions for the meal, including Mile Crossing and James Lakes farms in Three Lakes, as well as Evergood and Camp Four Farms in Sugar Camp. Fika Bakery and Coffee prepared yummy desserts, and Catering by Jillian served a great meal. Nicole Nowlin of the Black Forest created a craft cocktail for the event.

Thank you to all our volunteers and supporters who helped make the Ball a success again this year. As always, mark your calendars for the Saturday after Labor Day next year!
Who We Are
TLCFA 2017-2018 Board of Directors
  • Collette Sorgel, President, Special Projects Coordinator
  • Carolyn Leatzow, Treasurer, Co-Chair Art on Main
  • Donna Cotter, Director, Co-Coordinator Art in the Park
  • Kathy Klein, Honorary Director - Past Vice President and Director
  • Barb Perkins, Director, Decorations & Coordination Annual Ball, Co-Coordinator of Art in the Park
  • Gay Scheffen, Director of Live Events, Co-Chair Art on Main
  • Mary Sowinski, Director, Coordinator Oktoberfest

Image of painting graciously donated by Vicki Morley
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