In the 1960s a group or artists set out to find a place to display their work and learn from other artists. It was then that the Trout Museum of Art began, though at that time we were called the Appleton Artists Guild. The mission of the Trout Museum of Art is to inspire and connect all people through creative experiences and the visual arts.
Set in the thriving Fox Cities community for over 60 years, we continue to be all about art! Our three floors of galleries host 12-18 exhibitions a year, sharing work from local, national, and international artists. We offer hundreds of classes and camps throughout the year, free educational programming to those who need art to heal and feel inspired, and community events like TMA’s 63-year Art at the Park festival, exhibit celebrations, and community art projects. Everything we do and the choices we make are guided by our mission, vision, and values.