The Studio is the Appleton Museum of Art’s energetic group of young professionals, artists, and art enthusiasts who have a passion for art, culture, and design. The Appleton offers The Studio members unique and interactive programming, specifically designed for ages 21-39.

Why join THE STUDIO?


Become connected with other members who share your enthusiasm for the arts during art-inspired events, excursions, and programming. Serve as ambassadors for the Appleton, creating excitement and raising community awareness of the museum and its cultural offerings.


Expand your appreciation and knowledge of the Appleton’s art collections, in addition to learning more about art and culture on national and global levels, with a diverse array of workshops, lectures, trips, and tours specifically designed for ages 21-39.


Participate in lively fundraising efforts that will support the addition of artwork to the museum’s permanent collection and provide funding for future Studio programming and events.

Membership in The Studio is your ticket to cultural adventure and knowledge. Come join us for interactive, multi-disciplinary programming that fosters intercultural dialogue in an artistic setting.

A one-year membership to The Studio is $35.00 and includes special access to members-only events, as well as all the benefits of being a part of the Appleton Museum of Art. 

The Studio Member Benefits:

  • All Appleton Museum of Art Individual Members Benefits
  • Exclusive Access to Members Only Events, Lectures, and Trips
  • Be Elected to the Executive Programming Committee
  • To join The Studio, please click here.


    Calendar Notes

    Cell Phone Photo contest

    Cell Phone Photo Contest & Exhibition hosted by The Studio

    Participate in any or all of The Studio's one-week cell phone photo challenges!

    Send us your photos within each category's designated seven-day date range. All photos will be uploaded to Facebook where during that week, Facebook users can vote for their favorites. Photos submitted will be printed and shown in a special exhibition in the museum's education wing on November 20, where a juror will award prizes. Photos with the most "likes" on facebook will receive a special award.

    Rules: All photos must be taken with a cell phone, be tasteful in content and submitted during each category's date range. No more than two photos per category per person will be accepted. Museum staff reserves the right to omit any photos that are deemed by the majority to be offensive or inappropriate. The museum reserves the right to use any photos submitted to the contest for future promotion.

    How to Participate:

    Email photo(s) with the category in the subject line and your name and contact info in the body of the email to For more information, or if you have any questions, please email

    Challenge Descriptions:

    Week One: Around Town, October 13-19

    Show us your favorite sights in and around Marion County. From city to country, to well-loved landmarks or new discoveries, all are welcome!

    Week Two: Patterns & Shapes, October 20-26

    Whether natural or manmade, snap a photo of interesting patterns and shapes. Use your creative eye to look closely - patterns and shapes can be found just about anywhere!

    Week Three: Black & White, October 27-November 2

    See the world through a different "filter" and send us your best black and white photo - all subjects are welcome!

    Week Four: Artistic Selfie & Portrait, November 3-9

    Strike a pose and send us your best artistic selfie or portrait! Don't be afraid to show your creativity and what makes you unique!

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    The Studio Programming Committee will work with museum staff to plan The Studio events calendar and provide necessary outreach to new audiences. If you are interested in serving on the Programming Committee, please send us an email with more information about who you are to Victoria Billig at