Cable Hayward Area Arts Council

A non-profit, artistic community in the Wisconsin northwoods

Welcome to the Cable Hayward Area Arts Council

The Cable Hayward Area Arts Council (CHARAC) is non-profit organization formed in 1996 to bring together the art, artists and supporters of art.  The organization works to provide art activities and events and education to the region.  We print an annual newsletter in the spring outlining our year of activities.  We also do a bi-monthly email newsletter and you can sign up to receive that issue lower on this page.  We encourage you to become a member and to continue to learn what your arts organization is doing and where you can join in.  Perhaps you are interested in a class or teaching a class.
Throughout the year we host a number of  events:
  • A Toast to Art   – Our annual fundraiser creates funds for our scholarships, workshops and grants.  Our 2017 event was held Thursday, May 18th at Comfort Suites in Hayward.
  • Namekagon Art and Music Fest – takes place every year the first Saturday after the 4th of July at the Sawmill Saloon festival grounds in Seeley.
  • Art Crawl – August 11th, 12th and 13th 2017.  Includes artists and galleries from Stone Lake to Springbrook to Barnes.
  • Our artist cooperative gallery, Art Market 63 just south of Cable on Hwy 63, opened its doors in June 2013.

More details can be found under the Events link above.

We also host an Exhibit at the Weiss Library in Hayward.

We provide Grants and Scholarships to college-bound seniors in our area high schools as well as Youth and Adult Continuing Education Grants. More details under Resources above.


The Park Center (aka The Park Theater), a performing arts center in Hayward originally formed under the auspices of CHARAC,  features concerts, plays, and movies/film fests.

We invite you to Get Involved in the Arts and CHARAC. Become a member and/or volunteer to be a part of our board, events, and exhibits.

View more information about our artist members at the “Artists” link above. Sign up for our email newsletter by clicking on the link below.

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