On the south end of the Kemper Center grounds and across the hockey field, the Anderson Arts Center is located in one of the last of Kenosha’s great mansions. The former Anderson residence has tranquil, landscaped grounds and gardens, a large flagstone patio facing the lake, and a uniquely arts-oriented environment reflecting the elegance of the period.
The Arts Center is Kenosha County’s only public center dedicated to the fine arts. The skill and attention to detail of master craftsmen are evident in every area of the former Anderson home. The high ceilings, woodwork detail, and windows overlooking the gardens and the lake complement the well-proportioned rooms that used to see intimate dinners and large parties, and are now filled with artwork from local, regional, and national artists.
The Arts Center has multiple galleries, including the West Wing Galleries devoted to exhibiting area student art work and the Studio Loft Gallery, which highlights its Studio Loft artists in residence. The Arts Center also contains a gift shop filled with artisanal merchandise, including jewelry, pottery, glasswork, paintings, and sculpture.
The Arts Center is a part of the Kenosha Third Avenue Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1988.
The Anderson Arts Center is open to the public for self-guided tours. Admission is always free. Donations are appreciated. COVID-19 update - Please be aware that we are limiting our capacity to 10 guests at a time, are requiring face masks while in the building, and are adhering to six-foot social distancing measures for the safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers.
6603 3rd Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53142