Dear Friends,

We hope this message finds you all healthy and safe during these rather unsettling times, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to everyone around the globe for doing their part in regards to following the social distancing and safer-at-home guidelines, in order to help mitigate the further spread of the virus. While we are all currently apart, we can still work together as one!

Dillman’s has always been about gathering people together in the peaceful, idyllic setting of northern Wisconsin; whether it be for an intimate get away, a group fishing expedition, a family reunion, an art workshop or a wedding celebration. And while we may have to curtail our regular activities a bit more at this time, we are still here now, and we will be here for you in the years to come!

In the meantime, we would like to stay in touch with you all, and keep you motivated and inspired as much as possible.

Please click below to see our updates and revised schedules on our website. We will keep these pages up to date, and email you accordingly depending on your selection(s).
Thank you for being a part of our family. We look forward to seeing you soon!

With love,
Sue, Denny, Steph, Todd, Scott and James

13277 Dillman's Way, Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538
715-588-3143 •  • EMAIL DIRECTIONS
Free Virtual Watercolor Demo
On April 15th at 3pm CST, watercolorist Tom Lynch will be hosting a live YouTube broadcast showcasing his enjoyment of teaching and sharing your art journey. The demonstration will feature a painting that brings back his many memories of Dillman's. You can also type in your questions during the broadcast. YouTube - 3pm CST April 15th

Lakeside Weddings  
There’s something totally dreamy about a wedding by the water. If you’re looking for a location that’s serene and nature-inspired; our lakeside wedding venue may be just right for your special day. Check out some of our recent weddings and get inspired...
Paint Parties
July 2 & Sept 3
6:30-9pm – $49
Artist David R. Becker will instruct & entertain participants through a step-by-step acrylic painting. $49 includes all supplies to create a finished work of art: canvas, paint, easel, brushes, apron, reference photo... PLUS coffee & appetizers! Artists and non-artists 18 and older welcome. Learn more...

Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP)
July 24-26 – $30 
Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat is offering an opportunity for non-professional artists, from Wisconsin or neighboring states to exhibit their work at the first ever Dillman’s WRAP Exhibition/Workshop. Becoming an artist is full of new and exciting experiences. Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat is inviting artists to display, their original artwork for a three-day exhibition at Dillman’s Bay Resort. Artists starting at age 14 can summit for awards for this local exhibition will have their work shown at the annual State Exhibition in Madison, WI, and are eligible for thousands of dollars in prizes. The entry fee ($30) covers the exhibit of three works of art and participation in the workshop.
Who We Are...
Family-owned since 1918 — Dillman's a nostalgic vacation getaway on a lush, private peninsula with boating, beaches, tennis, biking & more. Accommodating 220 in air-conditioned motel units, lakeside cabins and lake houses. Perfect for family vacations, reunions and retreats. Pets are welcome. For spring and fall packages visit .

Since 1978, Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat has organized creative art workshops for over 12,500 artists in Wisconsin and exotic ports of call. The 4- and 5-day workshops are held at Dillman’s Bay Resort in lakeside art studios and plein air. Students are invited to bring their friends and family along on the trip to enjoy the relaxing resort environment that offers boat rides, yoga, massage, Moondeer & Friends Gallery tours, fishing, biking, bird watching, gaming at Lake of the Torches Casino, along with local restaurants, golfing and concerts at Big Top Chautauqua. Locals are also welcome to attend classes on a day student basis, the average class is $70 per day. Information about the 2020 schedule of over 40 workshops in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, collage, pocket sketching, fiber arts and more is online at

We are committed to offering art workshops because we know learning is a life-long process. We recognize that even though we try to keep the instruction, lodging and meal prices competitive, that the price may be beyond the means of some. With that in mind, Dillman's offers partial scholarships / honorariums to help off-set the cost of the workshop. Scholarships for 2020 workshops are available, to apply visit .

2020 Sponsors
Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.