Who We Are

Since 2006, the Campanile Center for the Arts has been at the "heart of the arts" in Minocqua.

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 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.

Our Conservatory

At the Conservatory 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 to the most prodigious student. 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.



Sandra K. Madden Executive Director

Greg "Buzz" Buzzell Facilities/Tech Manager

2022-23 Board of Directors

Laurie Oungst, President

Mark Kujawa, Incoming President

Anne Redman, Secretary

Susan Losen, Treasurer

Jan Degner

Vicki Fleming

Debby Monson

Sue Parker 

Adam Redman

Mallori Zoesch

Directors Emeriti

Keith Bane

Roger Ganschow

Greg Nicklaus

Ken Ozinga

Eileen Goggins Schultz

The Rev. Edgar Wallace