ETC is Cumberland's arts council, incorporated in 1990 as a nonprofit organization for the visual and performing arts. It is headquartered at the Cumberland Arts Center, a former Catholic church just north of downtown on Second Avenue, the community's main street. The building was given to ETC by the Ruppel family, and performances take place in the 120-seat Ruppel Family Theater. The all-volunteer organization derives its revenue from events, such as plays and concerts, from memberships and donations.


News and Upcoming Events

Gilligan's Island City

Thu Jun 9 through Sat Jun 11 7pm
Sun Jun 12 2pm

See what happens when a busload of familiar tourists gets stranded in the Island City. Written and directed by Dave Evenson.

30th Annual
Isle City Celebration of Arts and Crafts

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Cumberland Tourist Park- On the Shore of Beaver Dam Lake Hwy 63, Cumberland WI
Sales Hours: 9am-3pm

Cumberland's 28th annual Celebration of Arts & Crafts, sponsored by Enrichment Through Culture, will be held Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tourist Park (by the beach) in Cumberland. The event is an opportunity to buy unique handcrafted gifts from the finest artisans in the area. It is a festival with homemade treats and meals from the Methodist Church and Kinship. Kettle Korn, ice cream and caramel rolls round out the excellent food offerings available.

One special attraction is the large used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, with proceeds benefiting projects at the Thomas St. Angelo Public Library.

Island City Music

Every Tuesday 6-8pm, starting June 7
Behind the Library

June 7Dawn Marie
June 14The Generations
June 21Higher Vision
June 28Balterdash
July 5Okee Dokee Brothers
July 12The Stringsmiths
July 19Jazz Alley
July 26Indigo Quartet
August 2Cool to the Touch
August 9Home Again
August 16TBA

ETC and Cumberland Community Education Present

Youth Theater Class

Camp Dates: June 13-16 & 20-24, 4-6:30pm
Performance: June 25th, 7pm

Free class for children who have completed 4th-7th grade.

Students will be taught the art of storytelling in theater, how to express emotions, movement, and how to work as an ensemble. They will play games, create together, and dig into what theater is. Be sure to come with a memory you can share with the group that will be the story you will on the first day.

The final performance will consist of stories and skits that will have been created by the kids, complete with simple costumes and accents!

For more information and to register, contact Sue Bridger (715-822-5121 x403 / or Mike Clay (

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