THELMA is an impressive feature in the heart of the city's downtown with majestic pillars, a grand staircase, and the perfect blend of the historic and the modern. Whether it's relaxing or watching a film on the spacious outdoor plaza, or listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or a major concert in the street, you will want to visit again and again.
THELMA also serves as a premier venue providing the community with unprecedented access to arts, concerts and films, and a unique destination for weddings and corporate gatherings.
Named for a woman with a classic style and an affinity for her community, this vital amenity is the cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Fond du Lac and a spark for economic development in the region. Known as Windhover Center for the Arts, owned by the Fond du Lac Arts Council for 13 years, the new brand, along with the expansion and renovation of the arts center was made possible through the support of the Sadoff Family Foundation. Lacey Sadoff, granddaughter of the late Thelma Sadoff, said the Sadoff family is proud to be part of the new arts center and hopes the community will take advantage of all the new and improved amenities. “The newly redesigned arts center will be distinctive yet comfortable,” Lacey Sadoff said. These are adjectives used to describe Thelma Sadoff too. “My grandmother had a smile that would light up a room and she took an interest in every person who entered her home, usually by offering them a slice of the best Bundt cake ever made.”