Anderson Arts Center

Anderson Arts Center
Anderson Arts Center
Anderson Arts Center
Anderson Arts Center

Anderson Arts Center completed a $4.3 million preservation and modernization project in 2019.

Historic French Tudor mansion featuring local and regional art exhibits, 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.

Free admission; donations gratefully accepted. 

Note: there is a new handicapped accessible entrance, however, the second floor is not handicapped accessible.

Open Tues.-Sun. 1-4pm during exhibits

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Anderson Arts Center Art Exhibitions

April 18, 2021 – May 30, 2021

Twilight Jazz Summer Concert Series

2021 Dates: June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24

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