Converting an historic space to be a regional arts and entertainment spotlight
Coinciding with a rebranding to the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA), the privately funded arts center expanded its facility with the goal of becoming a premier regional entertainment, arts and event location. A new structure was built to house minimalistic art galleries, and its former space – a 100 year old, former Masonic Temple – was converted into three distinct event spaces.
With a goal of combining the building’s existing architectural elements, textures and finishes with modern amenities, EUA worked as the interior architect/interior designer to make the client’s vision a reality. Direct access from the upper event spaces allow guests to cross between galas in the renovated building to galleries in the new building.
• Lower Level – Modern rathskeller style coffee house/wine bar with low ceilings and cozy atmosphere.
• Mid Level – Great Gatsby 1920s theme with a small performance stage.
• Top Level – Old Hollywood glamour theme and the main performance space. A green room, showers and extra space for performers was added.
With an updated facility, expanded services and world-class arts/entertainment, THELMA is positioned to become a regional arts destination.
- Fond du Lac, WI
- 30,000 sq ft