A number of artists and craftspeople call Rusk County home. Shops and galleries in Ladysmith and throughout Rusk County feature the handcrafted work of these talented Rusk County residents. Several annual events and festivals also feature original artwork by Rusk County artists.
Ladysmith boasts of two art galleries. The Fine Arts Center Gallery is located in the downtown area in the Miner Ave. Plaza. Run by the artists themselves, the gallery features a great variety of local art. The Toadhouse is an eclectic shop located on Highway 8 (Lake Ave.) one block east of the Highway 8 & 27 intersection. Toadhouse features the work of many local artists, art classes, and includes a coffee shop and bakery. The internationally renowned Chalice Stream, located south of Ladysmith, hosts a number of dance concerts throughout the year. The Flambeau Valley Arts Association brings a number of national-touring musical acts and dramatic performances to Rusk County. Performances are generally held at the Ladysmith High School auditorium. In the summertime look for Music in Park, held on Thursday evenings in Memorial Park in Ladysmith.