Who We Are

The Campanile Center for the Arts is a non-profit, regional Arts center with a service area stretching as far south as Merrill and north to the upper Peninsula. Our mission is to develop, promote and support the arts in the Lakeland community through education, performance and exhibition.

The Campanile not only offers performances in the auditorium, we also are home to the Lakeland Community Band, Campanile Choir, Island City Dance and have a faculty of 10 offering music and art instruction.

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Our Facility

Situated in downtown Minocqua, the Campanile Center for the Arts is centrally located and within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and night spots of the Island City. The Center existed for 40+ years as St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Since purchasing the property in mid-2006, many changes have taken place to adapt the building into an arts center. The former sanctuary has been transformed into a performing arts auditorium. What was once the rectory is now a Conservatory offering instruction in instrumental and vocal music, visual art and theater. The Micheline Bardin-Levin Esprit d'Excellence Dance Studio in the lower level of our building and is home to Island City Dance.  An elevator has been added to increase accessibility in our center. 

Spring 2023 Recital

Our Conservatory

At the Conservatory of the Arts, we believe the arts are for everyone.  We welcome the young and old, the accomplished and the beginner, students of all levels and visions. Students find a caring and professional faculty specializing in teaching basics to the young beginner or advanced studies. We endeavor to promote personal growth and wellness through the self-assured knowledge of accomplishments achieved through the study of the arts. Our goal is to provide the best instruction by the most accomplished teachers available.

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Sandra K. Madden Executive Director

Laurie Oungst General Manager

Greg "Buzz" Buzzell Facilities Manager

Russ Krueger Sound Technician

Walt Terry Lighting Technician

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Mark Kujawa, President

Laurie Oungst, Past President

Mallori Zoesch, Secretary

Susan Losen, Treasurer

Vicki Fleming

Debby Monson 

Steve Petersen

Directors Emeriti

Keith Bane

Roger Ganschow

Greg Nicklaus

Ken Ozinga

Eileen Goggins Schultz

The Rev. Edgar Wallace