University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County offers a wide range of opportunities to enjoy the arts as an audience member or performer. Gallery exhibits and performing arts can be enjoyed on campus year-round, and students and community members have the opportunity to participate as part of campus and community concert band, jazz ensemble, choir, and theater.
Located in the Lange Student Center, the Schwalbach Gallery features exhibitions by professional artists and students throughout the year. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all gallery events are free and open to the public.
The Gallery typically features six shows each year, showcasing the work of regionally and nationally-renowned artists as well as local youth art projects.
The Schwalbach Gallery is named for Professor Emeritus James A. Schwalbach, a long-time chairman of the UW Colleges Art Department. He created many state and local art programs, and also developed and produced the radio program "Let's Draw, that was broadcast statewide for many years.
Professor Schwalbach taught from 1968 until his retirement in 1976, and he received the Governor's Award for his efforts in art education. His estate continues to support the Schwalbach Art Fund, which he established through the Friends of the Campus Foundation.
Band and Choir
University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County offers hybrid musical ensembles, giving students and community members alike the chance to perform and learn together and from each other. These ensembles are populated with musicians from all walks of life: Students represent a wide variety of majors, and community members hail from a breadth of professions and musical backgrounds. All enjoy the challenge, camaraderie, and beauty that is making music.
The UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County offers choir, concert band, and jazz ensemble, with chamber music opportunities in each ensemble from semester to semester. Community members are encouraged to contact the director of the appropriate ensemble in order to join. There are no auditions or enrollment fees for community members who participate.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 60 or older) and non-UW-Baraboo students, and $5 for UW-Baraboo students with the presentation of a student ID.
Tickets can be purchased at the door starting one hour prior to each performance. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.