Save the Date for the Festival

August 18th and 19th, 2018, 10am - 5pm

Spotlight Groups for 2018

Deadline May 9, 2018

We invite your well established social or civic group to apply for a display booth spot near the entrance to the park. This is an information only display about your group. No handouts, no raffles, no political or personal agendas, no fund-raising, no sales and no soliciting are permitted. You may have a clip board to take information from interested people. This is a great way to tell people about all the good things your group does.

Your spot will be about 10’ x 10’ and located near the entry gate in Fowler Park and on the side near the artists and the piano stage. Please note, there is NO electricity. You will need a table and chairs and protection from the elements. You will need to identify your group to the public with a display banner with your group’s name. Please provide people to man your booth from 10 am to 5 pm each day, and for set up and tear down.

Please send us a letter telling us about you. Why do you wish to be the Spotlight Group, what do you do, and how do you affect the community?

Please send your letter to: 
Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, Ltd.
PO Box 651
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

In the lower left mark the envelope: Attention: Spotlight Group
or email


We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your group.

From 2017:


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.


Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary, a not-for-profit organization, has been promoting and supporting ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and the surrounding community for over 60 years.  The 267 current volunteers - including many teens - fill essential roles by welcoming and assisting new patients, staffing the Gift Box boutique, sewing or knitting for newborns and cancer and pediatric patients, providing canine therapy, visiting with waiting family members, and managing the Telecare program for the homebound.

Since its inception in 1953, the Auxiliary has donated a total of $3.3 million for medical equipment and programs plus annual health-related scholarships.  Organizations such as Lake Area Free Clinic, Silver Streak senior taxi, Zachariah's Acres, Oconmowoc Area Food Pantry and Oconomowoc Senior Center have all benefited from funds raised by Love Light Tree, the Spring Style Show, group travel program, and the Gift Box Boutique.

From 2016:

The Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts is honored to announce the Oconomowoc Chapter of  America Field Service as our Spotlight Group this year.

Oconomowoc Chapter of American Field Service

AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership.

The Oconomowoc Chapter of AFS Intercultural Programs has been active in the local community since 1958. More than 120 foreign students and over 100 Oconomowoc High School students have participated in exchange programs since that time. Our adult volunteers participate in such activities as: recruiting host families; recruiting study abroad students for summer, semester, year, State Department and Global Prep programs; supporting families and students through monthly contact; fundraising to provide scholarships and stipends; working with the OHS AFS/International Club; and facilitating events and presentations to bring cultural understanding to the community.

For information about AFS scholarships, financial aid, study abroad programs, how to host an AFS student from another country or volunteer in the community, call 1-800-AFS-INFO or visit

From 2015:

In 2015, the Festival was pleased to feature two community organizations as our spotlight groups; both play an important role in enhancing the quality of life in Oconomowoc.

Oconomowoc Area Foundation

Founded in 2002, the Oconomowoc Area Foundation awardsgrants to non-profit agencies operating within the Oconomowoc area and throughout Lake Country. The Foundation focuses on five areas including caring for children and developing youth, helping those in need, preserving the environment and enriching the community economically and socially. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $2.5 million to 80 nonprofit organizations. For a complete list of recipients, as well as more information on the Oconomowoc Area Foundation, visit

Oconomowoc Public Library 

The The Oconomowoc Public Library serves the informational, educational, and recreational needs of our community by providing free access to books, films, music, e-books, magazines, audiobooks, wi-fi, and more.The library is an early literacy learning center, a safe gathering place for teens, and a technology hub. The library provides educational programming for citizens of all ages and is home to valuable free meeting space for community groups. More than 138,000 people visit the Oconomowoc Public Library annually. 22,000 library cardholders check out more than 288,000 items each year! A library card is free –please sign up for yours by visiting your friends at the Oconomowoc Public Library.


From 2013:


Celebrating 25 years of service to Seniors

The Oconomowoc Area Senior Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.The Center’s mission is ”to serve as a place where seniors as individuals or in groups come together for services and activities which enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in and with the community. We carry out this mission through a variety of services and activities in education, creative arts, recreation, health, nutrition and connections to community resources and other supportive social services"

The Center, located at 210 South Main Street, provides a large number of activities, games, classes, seminars and other services for seniors. Although card playing of nearly every kind is popular, there are many classes, including crafts, digital camera, computer applications, line dancing, exercise and genealogy. Scrabble, rummikub, mah-jongg, bunco, ping pong, and bingo are also well attended. 

The monthly luncheon, usually held on the first Monday of the month, is the event that usually attracts 130-150 participants. An excellent meal with top-notch entertainment and good fellowship are reasons that it is so well attended. The luncheon fee is only $10 for members.

The Center and its partner, the YMCA at Pabst Farms, have created the Oconomowoc Area Travelin’ Troupe. The Travelin’ Troupe has a full calendar of day trips and one extended trip for 2013. Information is available at the Center and at the YMCA as well as on the Center’s website.

Check us out! Our website,, has lots of information about the Center, including copies of recent newsletters, a calendar of activities, membership forms, information about the travel program and links to other websites of interest to seniors.  

Oconomowoc Area Senior Center
210 S. Main Street, Oconomowoc
Hours:  Monday – Friday9 am – 4 pm