About Us

Shawano County Arts Council – Board of Directors

Mary Madsen, President

Ann Van Grinsven, Vice-President

Rhonda Bellamy, Secretary

Linda Beversdorf, Treasurer

Nicole Henquinet, Shawano Folk Music Festival Rep.

Cheryl Folkerts, Shawano Art & Craft Fair Rep.

Tom Madsen, Board Member

Ed Grys, Mielke Family Foundation Rep.

Milt Marquardt, Shawano County Board Rep.

Bob Kurkiewicz, City of Shawano Rep.

Ryan Winn, College of Menominee Nation Rep.

Char Stuewer, Planning and Events


Shawano County Arts Council (SCAC) is a multi-faceted Community Arts Organization

As a presenter…We sponsor the Box In The Wood Theatre Guild, the Shawano Art & Craft Fair and the Shawano Folk Music Festival. We are always looking for more opportunities to bring arts events to our area.

As a facility manager…We maintain and operate the Mielke Arts Center as the focal point in a four county area and as a venue for touring and community activities.

As a local arts agency…We provide technical assistance and services to the Shawano County 4-H, area high schools, the Shawano Jaycees and other arts and civic groups. In addition, SCAC speaks on arts issues in the community, works with statewide arts consortia and provides services for both private and community events.

As an art-in-education broker…We arrange symposiums in local schools with visiting artists and strives to further student opportunities to determine their place in the arts.

As a community resource…We cooperate with local high schools, the Shawano County 4-H, the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Marketing and Advertising Council, Shawano County, local professional presenters and others.

As a fund-raiser…We maintain a progressive relationship with the Mielke Family Foundation, Shawano County, the City of Shawano, the Wisconsin Arts Board and hundreds of patrons in order to fund special and capital projects.