Three Lakes Center for the Arts

3 Lakes Center For The Arts

As the weather warms, supporters of the Raise the Roof campaign in Three Lakes hope work can move forward.

Three Lakes Center For The Arts

Efforts are approaching the point where a final fundraising push is needed to help the Three Lakes Center For The Arts get enough money to fix it's leaky roof and other repairs.

Construction of the building began in December of 1948 – more than 70 years ago. The building is a Quonset hut, whose life expectancy is about 50 years.

Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Three Lakes begins a new community music effort the weekend of September 21-22 with "North X(by)

Northwoods  3 Lakes Music Crawl."

Live music will be featured across the community those two days, says Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sarah Flashing...

"...It's our first annual North by Northwoods event and we're going to have music everywhere. Right now we've booked around 10 musical acts around 10 different locations. It will be a variety of music, everything from Native American flutists, to rock bands, to polka. It's going to be a lot of fun...."

It's not too early to be thinking about fall events, as the promoters for Three Lakes Oktoberfest celebration are looking for vendors with some of the funds going to help local students.

Heather Biro of the Black Forest Pub and Grill is also involved with the Three Lakes Parent-Teacher Organization. She says business started the Oktoberfest two years ago and moved it to the street by restaurant last year. Attendance grew to about a thousand last year.

"...The proof is this is an event people are excited about. and they continue to want to see it grow...."

Three Lakes Center For The Arts

The Three Lakes Arts Center is participating in Mental Health Awareness Month with a number of activities.

Erica Pertile is gallery manager at the Center. She says they have a traveling exhibit from the Northwest Passage, a therapeutic nature photography program called "In A New Light".

Northwest Passage is a residential mental health treatment center for youth in Webster, Wisconsin...

Krista Detor

Jul 29, 2016

WXPR's Mackenzie Martin chats with singer songwriter, Krista Detor. Detor will be performing at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts on July 30th.

Three Lakes is considering organizing an airport commission.

At a recent meeting, the town board heard a report about a recent analysis after the Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics hired a firm to look at the airport property.

Town Chair Stella Westfall says the goal of a commission is to help develop the community...

" this point we're putting together an airport commission and organizing the airport as having viable economic impact to this community....'

At least one person has already won a prize as the Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a summer-long fishing contest on the Three Lakes Chain.

Chamber of Commerce Director Skip Brunswick says one lucky angler could win big cash and others can win too...

"...they went in with the Fish and Wildlife Association. They purchased 100 fish, got a permit to tag them, The first-fish prize is $5,000, two fish are tagged with a value of $500, 20 fish are tagged at $100 each. The remaining anglers with tagged fish win coolers...."

Three Lakes Center For The Arts

A Northwoods tradition continues as Lunafest comes to Three Lakes next week.

Brenda Halminiak from Wisconsin Women Equals Prosperity says the film festival is a fundraiser and a chance to see independently-produced films...

".....Lunafest is a national touring film festival, featuring films by for and about women. The filmmakers are all women, and Lunabar produces this festival every year and select films are chosen...."

The Three Lakes town board next week will continue the process that could eventually mean a new look for the town offices.

Town chair Stella Westfall says they've received bids from four firms to look at whether the current facility next to the  E.U. Demmer  Memorial Library should be renovated or a new building be constructed. She says initial conversations indicate renovation or rebuild will cost about the same. A decision point is nearing..

Theater Goes Digital in Three Lakes

Mar 21, 2014

The Three Lakes Center for the Arts will debut a new digital film projector this weekend. 

The center raised $50,000 for a digital projector and sound system after their 35 millimeter projector broke last year. 

Technical Director and projectionist Paul Johnson says the new equipment offers a big change in quality.