Without the generous support of sponsors, donors and volunteers the Festival would not be possible. The time, talent, and money donated allow us to continue to provide a great weekend for both the artists and the community!


Robert W. Baird & Co.

Robert W. Baird & Co.

 MAJOR SPONSORS ($1500 - $2500)


The Dudley Foundation


The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin  CommunityFoundationlogo


Jefferson Street Inn/City Grill


City of Wausau


Evolutions in Design

PARTNERS ($750 - $1499)

 Ruder Ware


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Benefactor ($500 - $749)

Gift from Emmerich Properties Fund within the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

Patron ($250 to $499)

  • Bill and Amanda Sonnetag
  • Mark and Nancy Dolenshek
  • William and Jean Tehan
  • Bonnie Kraft
  • Todd and Camille Nicklaus
  • Sarah Rudolph and Brad Schmicker

Sponsor ($150 - $249

  • John Hattenhauer
  • Mary Clare Freeman
  • Chris and Kris Peterson
  • Bruce and Beverly Abbott
  • Louis and Sandra Pradt
  • Hougum Law Firm
  • Steve and Nicole Lipowski
  • Wayne and Susie Toenjes
  • Major Industries
  • Rita Crooks

Friend ($10 - $149)

  • Ann and Dan Lemmer
  • Harlan and Elaine Grinde
  • Ron and Lynn Decktrah
  • Barry and Dorothy Maxfield
  • Keith and Michele Montgomery
  • Paul Schlindwein and Susan Tiedemann
  • Jann and James Slayton
  • Russ Stahnke and Judy Nelson
  • BJ Breese
  • Richard Wunsch
  • Kay Gruling and Tim Buttke
  • Ronald and Joanne Beckman
  • Tom Legner
  • Barbara Ritchie
  • Jenneane Smith and Keith Smith
  • Lee and Dianne Cherek
  • Rick and Joyce Lohr
  • Ron and Lynn Decktrah
  • Todd and Denise Prosser

Please Note:  Contributions received after August 1, 2019 may not be reflected in the above list.  However, the Wausau Festival of Arts greatly appreciates all contributions

Why Become a Sponsor?

Are you interested in supporting the Festival of Arts and your community?

For Art

More than 120 artists from across the state and beyond participate in the Festival of Arts. In addition, an Emerging Artist will have the opportunity to get a head start on a career in the arts by exhibiting and selling their artwork to a Festival audience of more than 20,000 attendees.

For Education

Our well attended Family Art tent provides art activities for children and their families designed to bring out the child in all of us.  The Festival of Arts Scholarship Program annually provides scholarships to local high school seniors and UWMC students who are pursuing higher education in an art related field.  Our Scholarship Program is funded by the Young Collector Market and the Scholarship Silent Auction.  The Young Collector Market provides an opportunity for youth, age 12 and under, to appreciate and purchase art donated by Festival artists just for them.  At the Scholarship Silent Auction attendees bid on and purchase works of art donated by Festival artists.

For Your Community

The Festival of Arts is a free, two-day celebration of the arts in Central Wisconsin featuring a slate of more than 25 performances on three stages, all by talented Midwestern Performers. Support local non-profit organizations by enjoying the many Food Concessions during Festival weekend. If you would like to support the Festival of Arts or have any questions please contact us today!