Shell Lake Arts Center

802 First St.
Shell Lake, WI 54871

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The mission of the Shell Lake Arts Center is to provide creative arts education and enrichment experiences for diverse populations of youth and adult learners.  Home to the oldest continuous jazz music camp in the nation, the center celebrated its 50th year of operation in 2017 and offers summer camps in music and visual arts taught by master teachers for students completing grades 6-12 and adults.  

Join them near the beautiful shores of Shell Lake, where you will find no stop lights, no fast food, and not even a strip mall. Instead, you'll find a sandy beach, many nature trails, a community of friendly neighbors, and a flurry of artistic fun at the Shell Lake Arts Center. Many former SLAC participants have become world-class performers, teachers, and artists.

Be sure to check out our concerts all summer long!  For concert dates & times, and for more information on the camps offered, please visit their website at


Hours of Operation:

Open June 1st-August 31st
Monday-Friday: 7a.m.-6p.m.
Sunday: Noon-6pm

September 1st-May 31st
Monday-Thursday: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Friday: 8a.m.-1p.m.

Visit our Website for Event Schedule & Camp Information.

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