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



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Jefferson Street Inn/City Grill
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City of WausauWausauLogo



PARTNERS ($750 - $1499)


 Ruder Ware



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River Valley Bank

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Benefactor ($500 - $749)

  • Greenheck Fan Corporation
  • Raymond and Marie Goldbach Foundation
  • Ronald and Janet Klimisch

Patron ($250 to $499)

  • Charles and Ginger Alden
  • Mark and Nancy Dolenshek
  • John Fischer
  • Linda Kocourek
  • Bonnie Kraft
  • Todd and Camille Nicklaus

Sponsor ($150 - $249)

  • Joel and Donna Dekoning
  • Dean and Cecelia Anne Dietrich
  • John Dudley
  • Nancy Frawley
  • Mark and Sarah Hull
  • Henry and Gladys Phillips
  • William and Jean Tehan

Contributor ($50 - $149)

  • Bruce and Bev Abbott
  • Mary and David Augenbaugh
  • Pat and Rita CrooksLynn Drecktrah
  • Jane Doenbager
  • Tracy Etten
  • Mary Clare Freeman
  • Harlan and Elaine Grinde
  • Peter and Nancy Hessert
  • David and Jane Johnson
  • DeAnne Kimbel
  • DuWayne and Diane Kleinschmidt
  • Peter and Chistine Knitt
  • Jeff and Jan Lamont
  • Steven and Nicole Lipinski
  • Jacob and Kathlieen Martens
  • Bret and Sarah Miller
  • Keith and Michele Montgomery
  • James and Emalyn Nikstad
  • Judy North
  • Christopher and Kristine Peterson
  • David and Renee Peterson
  • Joe and Cathy Rohling
  • Ashley and Reid Rayome
  • Chuck and Marilyn Sauer
  • Spectrum Insurance Group
  • Ivan and Anna Stanko
  • Teresa Stieber
  • Mary Jo and David Tange
  • Janice Tolly
  • Robert and Margaret Wolff



Please Note:  Contributions received after August 1, 2016 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!