At Ministry Door County Medical Center, we believe that art, music and theater are good for your health. That’s why Ministry is a primary supporter of a wide variety of arts organizations in Door and Kewaunee counties, from professional theater to classical music to arts programs for children.
“Ministry’s support has been a lifeline for us,” says Bob Boles, Co-Artistic Director of Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. “By underwriting the past two summer seasons, they have helped us bring live theater to our growing audience, and we’ve also partnered with Ministry to present community events in support of other charities. There aren’t many organizations that reach out to the arts community like Ministry does. They’re really extraordinary.”
Brian Kelsey, Managing Director of Peninsula Players Theatre, agrees. “By supporting The Play’s The Thing, our winter playreading project, and sponsoring our first show of the season, The Tin Woman, Ministry has really embraced our mission.” Ministry’s sponsorship of the World Premiere of The Tin Woman was especially meaningful, as the play, centered on the story of an organ donor and recipient, dealt with themes of trauma, loss and redemption. “By supporting the arts, Ministry not only helps our organization, but also affects people. They recognize the power of the arts to help and to heal.”
In addition to sponsoring organizations including American Folklore Theater, Door County Plein Air Festival, and Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Ministry is the primary sponsor of the Peg Egan Concert Series in Egg Harbor and presents its own free “Music in the Garden” concert series on the Ministry campus in July.
Ministry also brings the arts to children throughout Door and Kewaunee counties. Since 2007, Ministry’s “Art for Health” programs have served hundreds of children through after school programs and summer camps, immersing kids in visual and performing arts and building confidence and community. A similar program for older adults operates at the Door County Senior Center.
“We know that enjoying the arts benefits the mind, body and spirit,” says Kevin Grohskopf, Chief Business Development Officer at Ministry. “That’s why Ministry has made it a priority to support Door County’s vibrant arts community and create many opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy music, theater and the visual arts.”