• Anderson Arts Center gift shop
  • Anderson Arts Center
  • Anderson Arts Center
  • Anderson Arts Center gift shop
  • Anderson Arts Center gift shop
  • Anderson Arts Center
  • Anderson Arts Center
  • Anderson Arts Center
  • Gallery of Trees at Anderson Arts Center 2013

Anderson Arts Center

(262) 653-0481

Hours:

Open Tues.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. during exhibits. Call for schedule of exhibits.

Pricing:

Free admission; donations gratefully accepted.

Historic French Tudor mansion featuring six major local and regional art exhibits annually (for a total of more than 20 exhibitions), kids summer art camp, ballroom dance classes, music classes, children's art classes, holiday special events, and more. The gift shop offers unique and handcrafted jewelry, furniture, ceramics, artwork, purses, cards, photography, scarves, sculptures, baskets, quilts, mosaics and much more! Twilight Jazz Free Outdoor Concerts take place on the lawn, on select Tuesday evenings from June through August.

The building and grounds are available to rent.

The Anderson Arts Center, a part of  Kemper Center, is dedicated to the support and promotion of all arts: fine art, music, dance, literature and drama. The Center, which opened in 1992, seeks to increase awareness of the arts and contribute to arts education in the community by sponsoring performances, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and special events.

The 9,000 square foot mansion began life as a private residence. The majestic ceilings and large, open expanses of wall space, which were distinctive features of the mansion, now lend themselves perfectly to the display of art work. In its history, the Anderson Arts Center has evolved into a full-service, multifunctional arts center, showcasing the work of a variety of local, regional and national artists.

Who were the Andersons? James Anderson was an American Brass executive. His wife was Janet Lance Anderson, the daughter of Andrew H. Lance, a Simmons Company executive, and Emma Bell Simmons Lance. Z. G. Simmons, founder of the Simmons Mattress Company, was Mrs. Anderson's grandfather. Her brother, Gilbert S. Lance held an executive position at the Cooper Company/Jockey International. Gilbert S. Lance Middle School in Kenosha was named in his honor.

Construction began on the mansion in 1929. It was completed in 1931. The mansion has more than 30 rooms. It is a French Renaissance Revival style, two-story, stone and stucco house that was designed by Chicago architects Ralph Milman and Archibald Morphet.

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Anderson Arts Center Art Exhibition: Annual Winter Juried Show

November 9, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Main, East & Upper Galleries: Annual Winter Juried Show. 3-D Gallery: Holiday Exhibit & 4th Annual Coloring Contest Winners. Area Artist Group Galleries: “Sparkle” a Group Show. West Wing Student Galleries: All Art/Coloring Contest Entries. Admission is free.

Kenosha Folk Music Hootenanny

November 14, 2014, December 5, 2014

The monthly folk music gatherings are open to the public with all abilities welcome. Music sheets are provided. Participants may bring an acoustic instrument or just come to sing.

Christmas at Kemper and Gallery of Trees Opening Night Gala

November 29, 2014

This is an exhibition, auction and raffle of designer-decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations.

Christmas at Kemper and Gallery of Trees

November 30, 2014 - December 7, 2014

A beautiful holiday tradition at two historic mansions on the Kemper Center grounds!