Shell Lake Entertainment


Potters Shed


The Potters Shed

Our Cafe/Coffee Shop is gaining rave reviews throughout the state. Magnificent decor, fabulous food, a cool place to enjoy a cup of gormet coffee or breakfast or lunch. Enjoy your meal or beverage indoors or outside in our spectacular old world garden. The whole area is ready for your wireless computer needs and is available for group events.

260 Industrial Blvd
Shell Lake, WI 54871
Phone number(715) 468-4122

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Museum of Woodcarving


Museum of Woodcarving

The Museum of Woodcarving displays 100 life-sized carvings and 400 miniatures. Mr. Barta spent 15 years crafting his series of religious scenes in ponderosa and sugar pine 2x4s laminated together. When visiting, take time and study the life-size replica of “The Last Supper”. This beautiful carving is internationally renowned and took Mr. Barta more than four years to complete. Donations given to the “Daniel and the Lion’s Den” are donated to various local charities.

539 Highway 63
Shell Lake, WI 54871
Phone number(715) 468-7100


Theatre in the Woods


Theatre in the Woods

Theatre in the Woods is a non-profit community theatre organization based at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre in Shell Lake, WI. Since its inception, TitW has formed a reputation for professional caliber performances. A common passion for the performing arts brings to life everything from lively comedies to serious dramas, musicals to concerts, and it happens year round in Northwest Wisconsin from a home we call "the Quam." This group embraces new volunteers of all experience levels and interests. Act, sing, paint, sew, usher, direct...or participate in some other way. Young or old, TitW has a place for you. Come be a part of something big. And make plenty of friends along the way.

605 1st
Shell Lake, WI 54871
Phone number(715) 468-4387



Brickyard Potter and Glassworks


Brickyard Pottery & Glassworks

Brian and Mary Dosch opened Brickyard in 1980 with the goal of producing their own artwork… pottery, stained glass & etched glass… as well as selling other artists’ work in their gallery. The old Brickyard School has been home, work and gallery space for the couple and their two daughters for over thirty-five years. Producing and selling pottery and artwork remains their sole livelihood, with traveling, visiting both daughters in New York City and gardening keeping them busy.

W9008 Brick Yard Rd
Shell Lake, WI 54871
Phone number(715) 468-7341

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Railroad Memories Museum


Railroad Memories & Museum

THE RAILROAD MEMORIES MUSEUM is housed in the former Chicago & Northwestern Railway depot and has been transformed into a museum packed with artifacts and memorabilia of railroad history and is staffed by retired railroaders and volunteers.
There are twelve rooms to wander back into the past. Rare uniforms, bells, whistles, tools, books, train interiors, lanterns, signals and lots of history including photos, books and videos.
There is also a gift shop which offers unique items for the rail fan.

424 N Front St
Spooner, WI 54801
Phone number(715) 635-3325


Palace Theatre


Palace Theatre

Film exhibition over the past 80 years hadn't changed much until early 2000s when digital cinema came on to the market. By 2014, 35mm film was becoming obsolete so the theater launched a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign was a success so the theater was able to convert both projectors from 35mm film to digital. The sound and picture quality was dramatically improved and will allow the Palace to continue showing the best of Hollywood, in downtown Spooner, for many years to come!

238 Walnut St
Spooner, WI 54801
Phone number(715) 635-2936

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Purple Pelican Gallery


Purple Pelican Gallery

One of the coolest and most unique art and craft galleries in the Midwest, the Purple Pelican Gallery in downtown Spooner specializes in quality handmade works by over a hundred artists and craftsmen from all over North America, including many from Wisconsin and Minnesota: handcrafted art jewelry, pottery, blown glass, metal sculpture, garden art, water features, paintings, prints, soaps, textile art, ceramics, photography, art cards and interesting things you’ve never seen before.

137 Walnut St
Spooner, WI 54801
Phone number(715) 635-7727

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