Eagle River's Community Art Center

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Warehouse's Mission?

To create and sustain vibrant and dynamic academic and artistic programs through an art center that promotes artistic expression, community engagement and economic vitality throughout the Northwoods community we serve.

How do I contact the Warehouse?

P.O. Box 685
Eagle River, WI 54521
Tel: 715-479-4060

What is the Warehouse's goal?

We have been working since 2012 to create and sustain vibrant and dynamic academic and artistic programs and a versatile theater space through an art center that promotes artistic expression, community engagement and economic vitality throughout the Northwoods’ community. We have had outstanding participation from our 5 programs during this past summer.

How did this project start?

Since early 2000, Eagle River has discussed and studied the creation of an arts center. A place for artists to create and the community to explore. But, as potential grant funding waned, so did the reality of creating an arts center. Good ideas die hard though, and in 2012 local artisans Cheryl Leigh Kornely, Trista Langley-Tyler, and Patti Katz Black began pulling together the beginnings of an organization dedicated to building an arts center in Eagle River. Coinciding with their works, the Eagle River Revitalization Program dusted off the studies, met the artisans, and became the supporting organization for the creation of an arts center.

How will you cooperate with the other art centers in the area?

LOLA-Artistree, The Mill, Three Lakes Arts Center, The Campanile Center, and Artstart are our strongest partners and allies. As we studied the feasibility of an arts center in Eagle River, we toured many of their facilities, and have taken back some great advice. We also attend each other’s events & fundraisers, and look forward to working on a regional dialog about the direction that the arts in the Northwoods should be headed.

How are you funded?

As a non-profit arts organization, The Warehouse relies on numerous ways to fund the arts in the Eagle River Area including; individual donations , programming , memberships and grants. So far we have had several generous donors for the project, totally $158,000 dollars, and have generated additional funds with our summer programming. As of now, we have not begun a capital campaign, but we encourage donations now to help move our vision forward. For those that would like to help fund our programming and/or the goal of constructing an arts center in Eagle River, please donate.

Who is going to run The Warehouse?

The Warehouse Art Center has a paid Executive Director and a Board of Directors that oversees the director and help to foster a new arts destination in the community.

How can I volunteer with The Warehouse?

Lend Us a Hand as part of The Warehouse’s Creative Corps! Help us teach, exhibit, perform and create! Join other people just like you who love the arts and want to support creativity and nurture arts in our community. We can always use a hand throughout the year! Donate your time and talent in the following areas:

  • Building Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Programming Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Teaching
  • Staff at events
  • Administrative duties
  • Data-entry assistance
  • Special events and show assistance

Please give us a call at 715-479-4060 or email us at info@eagleriverart.com if you are interested in volunteering.