After a little more than a year, the ARTworks Studio and
Gallery, 109 Concord Road, is closing its doors.
Bill Balthazor, one of the gallery’s owners and artists, said
the “writing was on the wall.”
“There are a lot of reasons, I think,” he said. “The location
was a challenge. The building is beautiful, but until we put a
big sign up that said we were closing, we didn’t get a lot of
people coming in.”
The studio and gallery offered works from nine artists and
brought in special guests. It also hosted art classes as a
“I think Oconomowoc has a great arts community,” Balthazor said.
“But the bills have to paid and it was increasingly difficult to
The gallery’s inventory is currently on sale and Balthazor said
that some “amazing deals” can be had for art that sometimes runs
at prices in the thousands.
“It’s a great opportunity to purchase art,” he said. “Some of
the works that sell for over a thousand dollars are on sale in
The gallery will host a final “everything must go” sale on June
28. It will be selling not only art but furniture, equipment and
“Pretty much everything in the store will be up for sale,”
For more information, call the ARTworks at 262-391-2250.