Public art

The Public Art Program provides a variety of intergenerational, family-friendly events free of charge.

It features a year-round Friday night music series, weekly musical group practices, free art groups workshops, and special summer programming, including art exhibits, artist discussions, and outdoor activities in our courtyard.

Check out our free weekly Friday Night LIVE! @ Inspiration Bar series, join the Northwoods Ukers, or get ready for events happening during “Hearing the Northwoods” coming summer 2024.

LIVE!@ Inspiration Bar
LIVE! @ Inspiration Bar

LIVE! @ Inspiration Bar occurs almost every Friday at the Warehouse Community Arts Center. This weekly family-friendly event is FREE to attend. Stop in and enjoy live, authentic performances in a friendly atmosphere while you wet your whistle whilst listening to local Northwoods musicians.

Open Mic Lab is on the first Friday of each month, highlighting an experimental venue for artistic sharing. This free event is dedicated to the performance of all things creative; including comedy, film, music, poetry, storytelling, and theatre. You can sign up to share your talent or show up as an engaged audience member to support our local artists.

Karaoke Night because sometimes you just feel like singing! Come join us for a fun filled evening of classic Karaoke singing with your friends. No experience necessary. Experience what it’s like to hear your voice through a sound system! On random Friday evenings, please check calendar

These events are also live-streamed:  https://www.facebook.com/WarehouseArtCenter.

Inspiration Bar is open for most public art events.

 

Inspiration Bar is the main funding source of our Friday Night Music Series. If interested in bartender volunteering (it’s fun and not as complicated as ya might think!) please contact us!

Coming up LIVE! @ Inspiration bar

Mark Dvorak is a modern day troubadour who has never stopped performing, writing and recording. He has been called a folk singer’s folk singer who has an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional songs. His song writing has been called “wondrous” and “profound.”

Brett Winters is an indie-folk singer-songwriter from the Northwoods of Wisconsin who crafts introspective songs about healing, connection, and dignity.

Northwoods Ukers
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Northwoods Ukers From Tin Pan Alley to rock ‘a roll to country, The Northwoods Ukers is a group of fun-loving people who love to sing and play the ukulele.

New people and those needing to learn are always welcome to join in the merriment on Friday afternoons at the Warehouse! Practice is held in the Winter Studio with chairs and music stands provided.

View practice calendar here. 

Woodland Strings
Woodland Strings

Woodland Strings of the North is a local music group that specializes in orchestral music. We welcome players of all playing abilities and all instruments. We play all kinds of music, "From Bach to Beatles and Beyond".

Woodland Strings began over 20 years ago as a string quartet and has grown to over 20+ members from all over. We play concerts all over the northwoods!

NO AUDITIONS are required to join us.  No dues are required, no contracts to sign. Just show up at our rehearsal with a stand and your instrument.

Email [email protected]


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Northwoods Ukers Practice Every Friday 1:30pm to 3:00pm From Tin Pan Alley to rock ‘an roll to country, The Northwoods Ukers is a group of fun-loving people who love to sing and play the ukulele. New people are always welcome to join in the merriment on Friday afternoons at the Warehouse! (more…)


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  •  May 24, 2024
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  •  May 24, 2024
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Singer/songwriter Mark Dvorak will be performing LIVE @ Inspiration Bar on Friday, May 24th from 7-9pm! This event is also Livestreamed from our Facebook page,   https://www.facebook.com/WarehouseArtCenter. Mark Dvorak is a modern day troubadour who has never stopped performing, writing and recording. He has been called a folk singer’s folk singer who has an encyclopedic knowledge of (more…)


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Brett Winters- Live! @ Inspiration Bar May 31, 2024  –  7:00pm to 9:00pm Free to Attend. No tickets needed. Tips greatly appreciated.   Brett Winters is an indie-folk singer-songwriter from the Northwoods of Wisconsin who crafts introspective songs about healing, connection, and dignity.     brettwintersmusic.com   LIVE @ Inspiration Bar is a FREE, family-friendly (more…)


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Friday June 7 5:30-7pm Join us in celebrating June’s artist spotlight, John and Vicky Langer of Bear Paw Pottery. View the artwork and hear them discuss their process. Free and open to the public. John Langer is a teacher who pots and a potter who teaches. Once a science teacher, John walked past the art (more…)


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  •  June 7, 2024
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Open Mic Lab LIVE @ Inspiration Bar Host: Jimmy Meiers June 7th  7:00 – 9:00pm Free to attend and perform! Join us for an evening of artistic sharing. This event is dedicated to the experimental performance of all things creative including, but not limited to: comedy, film, music, poetry, storytelling, and theater. Open mic labs (more…)


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Jon Franke LIVE @ Inspiration Bar Meet Jon Franke! REVIEWS: “Jon did a great program tonight. Really has a fine voice and good song selections.” “.the patrons and staff love you! We will absolutely have you back sometime by popular demand.” Jon Franke sings and plays guitar performing an eclectic mix of folk, swing, bluegrass, (more…)


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Appaloosa Sky “Bobby Bullet & Pam Nesbit” Appaloosa Sky LIVE @ Inspiration Bar June 21, 2024 6:00pm – 8:00pm #P240621 Bobby Bullet St. Germaine is an Ojibwe multi nominated award winning singer songwriter with a career spanning over 70 years. Bobby’s performance venues range from benefits, prisons, senior care centers, libraries, historical societies, public and (more…)


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  •  June 28, 2024
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Kirk Wessler LIVE @ Inspiration Bar 240628 June 28, 2024 Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm Homestyle Acoustic Music Kirk Wessler features well-known favorites from classic American singer-songwriters as well as thoughtful, original compositions. After 41 years as a national award-winning newspaper journalist, Kirk left the business in 2018 and embarked on a reinvention adventure. The musical (more…)


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  •  July 5, 2024
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Brett Winters LIVE @ Inspiration bar   Brett Winters is a indie folk singer-songwriter from the Northwoods of Wisconsin who crafts introspective songs about healing, connection, and dignity. Using his left foot on a box drum and his right as a tambourine, he plays “folkified” covers of all decades and genres alongside heartfelt originals. Together, (more…)


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  •  July 12, 2024
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Open Mic Lab LIVE @ Inspiration Bar Host: Jimmy Meiers July 12th  7:00 – 9:00pm Free to attend and perform! Join us for an evening of artistic sharing. This event is dedicated to the experimental performance of all things creative including, but not limited to: comedy, film, music, poetry, storytelling, and theater. Open mic labs (more…)