Wildwood Artist Series

About Us


The success of the Wildwood Artist Series is based largely on the dedicated services of its volunteers.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact Julie at [email protected] or (612) 655-6023.

David Bennett - MAEF representative
Staci Bennett - MHS Band and Choir Student Liaison
Julie Conzemius - Member at Large and Music faculty
Donna Ernster - Member at Large
Roxanne Hardy - Member at Large
Liz Kasper - Graphic Designer
Julie Molitor - President
Rhiannon O'Connor
- Ticket Chair and Promotions
Lucy Payne - Member at Large
Rob Pontious - Member at Large and Music faculty
Kathy Schwister - School Residencies
Anthony Vosooney- Treasurer
Celia Wirth
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Consider becoming a member of the Wildwood Artist Series committee!  To learn more, contact Julie at [email protected] or (612) 655-6023.

The Wildwood Artist Series (WAS) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1990 as a committee of the Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation (MAEF), a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The goal of WAS is to present quality, diverse, family-appropriate arts events, and to encourage an appreciation of the fine arts in the community.

Over the course of our 30+ year history, performers such as the Vienna Boys Choir, Arlo Guthrie, The Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats, Billy McLaughlin, Pat Donahue, John McCutcheon, Monroe Crossing (to name just a few) have entertained and enriched the lives of community members of all ages.

The Wildwood Artist Series is run by a volunteer committee who contribute their time, talent, and energy to bring the best and most accomplished performers to the Fine Arts Center stage.

Providing educational opportunities in the performing arts is a primary goal of the Wildwood Artist Series. We have done so by awarding performing arts scholarships and by setting up educational outreach programs in the schools where students learn directly from performers on our evening series.

Click here to read more about the Ellen C. Bruner Professional Performing Artist Residency Program.