Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
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As a multidisciplinary nonprofit cultural arts facility that is recognized as a cultural anchor in the Greater Milwaukee community, it is the mission of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts to serve as the catalyst for lifelong discovery and exploration of the arts. This mission is realized when we provide audiences of all ages with opportunities to play through engagement, connect with the artist and each other, explore new art forms, dream through artistic expression, and have experiences that inspire and transform. Situated in a beautiful 400-acre park in Brookfield, Wisconsin, the Wilson Center focuses on three main disciplines: Performing Arts, Arts Education, and Visual Arts, while celebrating our five core values of excellence, innovation, passion, stewardship, and collaboration. Since opening in 2002, the Wilson Center has grown to annually welcome more than 45,000 people, including more than 10,000 students—many of whom are being introduced to the arts for the first time. In addition to renowned performances in a diverse array of genres, the Center promotes lifelong learning through arts education programs such as Beyond the Classroom, ArtsReach, Arts Camp: The Art of Nature, and year-round visual art classes and art exhibitions, as well as an annual international multi-genre guitar competition and festival. And through the vibrant outdoor artistic landscape of our Lynn Chappy ArtsPark, the Wilson Center joins nature and art in ways that are designed to educate and inspire our shared community.
The Wilson Center is located 20 minutes west of Milwaukee, nestled in Brookfield's Mitchell Park, just south of Capitol Drive and west of Brookfield Road.