Community and Cultural Development

ArtStart has always put the community at the center of our programming striving to create a welcoming, accessible, inspiring environment.  Our goal with both our in house programming and community partnerships is to create spaces for the community to come together to share ideas and experiences that strengthen their bonds with one another.


Skate Park Public Plaza

We need to hear from you!  Please complete this survey regarding the creation of a permanent public plaza and skate park.


Partners: Over-It (pictured), City of Rhinelander, community members

Project North Festival

September 16-18, 2022.  Project North is an incredible infusion of music, art, environmental sustainability and fun!

Partners: WXPR 91.7FM, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Nicolet College

School of the Arts

Continuing the 50+ year tradition of art classes and creating and sharing art

Partners: Nicolet College, UW-Madison

Nicolet Arts & Enrichment

ArtStart is partnering with Nicolet to activate the campus community with new experiences and opportunities for arts interactions in the gallery, public art on campus, and expanded community education classes.


Culture Tap Artist Residency Program

Artist residencies are being planned for the 2022/2023 school year, bringing a new wave of artists into the classroom.

Partners: School District of Rhinelander, Nicolet College

Northwoods Community Garden

Exploring the connections between art and nature through art installations in the garden, a natural dye garden and medicinal plantings.

Partners: Nicolet College, University of Wisconsin Extension

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Public Art in Rhinelander

Supporting Rhinelander's first Public Art Commission and scouting out opportunities for art projects and activities across the city.

Partners: City of Rhinelander, Downtown Rhinelander Inc. (DRI)

Northwoods JEDI

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion resources for the Northwoods

Partners: WXPR 91.7 FM, Demmer Public Library, Lets Minocqua

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