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Silent Auction

Come visit the Silent Art Auction Tent across the parking lot from the food pavilion. Bid on your favorites and help grow our scholarship fund.

A bid sheet is attached to each piece of art with the artist's retail price and starting bid at the top. You may enter a bid for any item by placing your name, contact number and offer on the bid sheet. You may bid multiple times on any item. We ask that all bids on artwork be raised in at least $5.00 increments.

We appreciate the generous contributions of the Festival artists, who donate the pieces for the Silent Art Auction. We thank these artists for their commitment to our Festival.


The Saturday auction will start at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m. all bidding ceases and the winners may stand in line to pay for their artwork, or continue to browse the Festival until the line dwindles. The tent workers will be available to give out artwork until 5:00 p.m. Workers will notify winners by phone if needed. Any artwork not picked up by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday will be held over and added to the second auction on Sunday.


On Sunday a second auction with new artwork will begin at 11:00a.m. Again, open bidding will cease at 3:00 p.m. Winners may pick uptheir items between 3:00-5:00 p.m. Winners will be notified by phoneto pick up their pieces.The committee encourages everyone to visit the Silent Art AuctionTent during his or her visit. Good luck to all bidders and thank you for your support of the Festival.

Children's Area

Are your children begging you to make their own art? The activity area allows budding young artists a chance to dig in and get their hands dirty! Children can make masks, don a smock and paint a mural, have their faces painted, string beads… every year there’s a new creation to make. Activities are best suited for ages 4 to 10.

The Children's Art Area celebrated the city of Oconomowoc this year with art projects focusing on the local environment: the skyline splatter painting, the lakes lily pad, and the agriculture scarecrow puppet.

The Children's Craft Area is celebrating the life cycle and survival ofthe monarch butterfly in several different nature-themed crafts. Our young budding artists will paint colorful murals, design symmetrical monarch wings, and twist 3D wire sculpture creating an epic and responsible appreciation for nature through art.


One very popular feature of the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is the food tent. Vendors comprised of local civic organizations and churches provide an array of sandwiches, pizza, salads, soft drinks, cookies, snacks and pies (with ice cream).

Spotlight Group

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the Oconomowoc Arts Center provides a long-awaited state of the art hub for the performing and visual arts for Oconomowoc and the surrounding Lake Country communities. The luxurious 755-seat Main Stage Theater's schedule is packed with dance, theatrical, and musical performances from local school and community productions to a varied schedule of professional programming.

The visual arts are represented by a series of exhibits in the lobby area which are free and open to the public during regular box office hours and 90 minutes before show times. In addition OASD student art is regularly displayed in the Imagine a Day Youth Gallery.

The beautiful bronze "Melody' sculpture displayed in front of the OAC was a gift to the community from the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts.


Pontoon Shuttle

The pontoon shuttle is expected to run again this year offering free shuttles from the downtown boat launch located behind City Hall to the Fowler Park Pier. It is estimated that more than 800 visitors utilized this service in 2013.  

Thanks to The Boathouse, Lake Country of Nashotah and the Downtown Business Assocation of Oconomowoc for the FREE Pontoon Shuttles.