Did you know that Marshfield is a great vacation destination for art aficionados? Find unique galleries, engaging performance venues and iconic works from Jurustic Park on your next visit to central Wisconsin.
Located in a former church in downtown Marshfield, the Chestnut Center for the Arts was founded in 2003 and is an important venue for visual and performing arts in the city. The center hosts performances throughout the year from local, regional, and national acts, from concerts to theater performances. The Chestnut Center for the Arts also offers educational classes, workshops, and special events and houses individual artists’ and musicians’ studios.
Jurustic Park and the Downtown Jurustic Trail
Jurustic Park is a Marshfield institution. This unique outdoor sculpture park features astonishing works from local artist Clyde Wynia, who uses leftover and discarded metal to create awe-inspiring sculptures and machinery of all shapes and sizes. You can discover more of these unique works along the Downtown Jurustic Trail, a self-guided walking tour that will take you past more than half a dozen of Wynia’s creations throughout downtown Marshfield.
This free gallery is located on the campus of UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield and showcases contemporary art and Wisconsin artists. The gallery is open from 11am to 6pm Monday through Friday and during all performances at the Helen Connor Laird Theatre.
Just a short drive from Marshfield in the village of Spencer, the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts has welcomed musical acts, comedians, theater troupes, and more to its charming theater for more than 25 years. It’s also home to a gallery with rotating exhibits from local and regional artists.
This intimate fine art gallery has made its home in the lobby of the Marshfield Clinic Health System building on Oak Avenue in Marshfield since 1975. The gallery’s collection includes original contemporary art, Japanese print, fine art posters, the Midwest’s largest collection of Australian aboriginal art, and more. Exhibits change every six to seven weeks. Admission is free, and group tours are available by appointment.