FDL Guide 2020


bicycling, hiking, and fishing. Fall in love with the colors as you meander through our winding roads during the autumn season. Winter provides excellent opportunities for skiing, snowmobiling, and tubing. Then watch as the forest comes alive during the spring season.

GALLERY & FRAME SHOP 94 S. Main Street 920-921-1144 galleryframefdl.net

Fond du Lac’s full-service, custom-picture- framing shop and art gallery since 1975. Located in the Downtown Arts District, the shop features custom framing, local art, jewelry, photography, pottery, and fair-trade items along with souvenir notecards and photos of the Fond du Lac lighthouse and other local historical landmarks. Extended Friday hours during Gallery Night. Mon– Fri open at 9:30am and Sat open at 9am. Extended holiday hours Nov–Dec.

LAKE WINNEBAGO dnr.wi.gov/lakes

Lake Winnebago is a 131,939-acre lake located in Fond du Lac, Calumet, and Winnebago counties. The structure of Lake Winnebago is quite unusual. Although it covers 220 square miles, it is quite shallow. At its deepest, the lake drops to a mere 21 feet. Walleye flourish in the Lake Winnebago system. Perch fishing is also outstanding. But we can’t forget about the sturgeon! The lake sturgeon population here is rated as one of the finest in the country. Lake Winnebago is a haven for boating, fishing, waterskiing, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing. In the winter, Lake Winnebago turns into a mini city on the ice during the sturgeon spearing season and also becomes a great place for ice fishing, snowmobiling, and ice kiting. Bring the family out for fun at Fond du Lac’s 400-acre Lakeside Park, on Lake Winnebago, one of the country’s largest inland lakes. Walk-up lighthouse, picnic area, shelters, pavilion, playground, splash pad, zip line, petting zoo, ball diamonds, marina, rides, boat launch ramps, handicapped-accessible fishing platforms, new boat dock on Oven Island, Lakeside Park segment of the Fond du Lac Loop, and kayak and pedal- boat rentals. Also includes a fountain, large playground equipment area with an accessible playground, concessions, full- service marinas, and gazebos. Visitors can take nostalgic rides on the miniature train and enjoy the antique carousel. The park glows with thousands of holiday lights and animated displays, including holiday music every December. LIGHTHOUSE AND OBSERVATION DECK Lakeside Park, N end of Main Street Lighthouse Drive Enjoy a magnificent view from the 40-foot-high observation deck of the lighthouse! Climb your way to the top for a spectacular view of Lakeside Park and Lake Winnebago. The city’s signature attraction and most photographed structure in town. Built in 1933 during the Great Depression, the bottom 10 feet consists of a flagstone covered base, while the upper section of the tower is of frame construction. A wooden staircase attached to the interior walls of the lighthouse winds up through the tower, permitting visitors to reach the observation deck, where an amazing view of Lakeside Park awaits you. The lighthouse is decorated and spotlighted for the holidays every December. Self-guided tours May–Oct 15, weather permitting. 8am–dusk. Free. LAKESIDE PARK 555 N. Park Avenue 920-322-3460 fdl.wi.gov/parks

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts. Photo courtesy of John Sibilski.

THELMA SADOFF CENTER FOR THE ARTS (THELMA) 51 Sheboygan Street 920-921-5410 thelmaarts.org Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

UBUNTU ART SPACE 52 E. Division Street 920-948-7965 aroundthewildgoose.com

GALLERY NIGHT 920-921-1144 tourthetownfdl.com info@tourthetownfdl.com

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Our Fond du Lac art gallery and gift shop features a changing selection of art, cards, and souvenirs from local Wisconsin artists. We have extended our gallery to include an online shop. Ubuntu (oo BOON too) is the concept that “I am what I am because of who we all are.” What we do affects each other, and that interconnection makes us become who we are. Each artist has their own unique style, and together we make up Ubuntu Art Space. Find us on Facebook and Instagram @ubuntuartspace.

Gallery Night is a fun and free way to explore the arts in Fond du Lac. Each gallery stop offers a unique art experience featuring local and regional artists. Most of the participating galleries are within walking distance of each other. Enjoy artist talks, demonstrations, hands-on projects, music, and more. Support the local economy with one-of-a-kind gifts of art. Gallery Night hours are 5pm–9pm. 2020 dates: Jan 24, Mar 27, Jun 5, Aug 21, Oct 9, and Dec 11.

(THELMA) is a premier venue offering access to music, film, classes, and art exhibits with a stunning backdrop for meetings, weddings, and other social gatherings. The cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in Downtown Fond du Lac, THELMA is a regional venue for high-profile concerts, exhibits with prominent artists, and independent films. There will always be more to see, more to do at THELMA.

Snowshoeing at Lakeside Park. Photo courtesy of Patrick Flood.

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