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Every space can be an expression of artistic creativity. Whether you have a vision you want to bring to reality or you want help designing your project, we can provide you with the creative services to get there.

Our unique background offers you a variety of specialties to apply to your project that will set yours apart from others.

Your project can be large or small, simple or complex, in your home or business, an event, for Film or Theatre.


When you hire Surroundings by Sweetland or its division CemArt®, you are hiring experience, professionalism and depth of creativity that is difficult to find. Every project undertaken has the guidance and support of the other partner. That's two creative minds making sure that your project is unique and well crafted.

Surroundings by Sweetland, LLC was founded in October of 2000. At that time Decorative Painting, Design Consultation, and Remodeling were added to their previous repertoire of Set Design, Scenic Painting, Stage Carpentry, Home Construction and Masonry. In 2004 the division "CemArt®" was added to the business. CemArt® is a Decorative Concrete business that specializes in Concrete Countertops, Pre-Cast Architectural Details, Decorative Overlays, Stained Concrete Floors, & Epoxy Finishes. The ability to add design and creative flare to their Decorative Concrete separates CemArt® from the work of many others.

Surroundings by Sweetland, LLC is Licensed and Insured.

Cindy Sweetland Cynthia Sweetland
With 30 years experience in design & painting, Cyndee is a Scenic Artist and Set Designer for many theater, film, corporate sales shows, museum exhibits, and events as well as providing Design Consultation and Decorative Painting for Homes and Businesses.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis/St. Paul she has also studied with French Masters: Pierre Lefumat & Yannick Guegan and NASODA - North American School of Decorative Art, Chicago, IL.

Her professional experience prior to moving to Green Bay includes ten years in Boston as a Charge Scenic Artist for Mystic Scenic Studios and the Huntington Theatre. For nine years in New York (prior to Boston), Cynthia had her own business called Sweetland Designs doing Set Design, Scenic Painting as well as Specialty Painting in homes and businesses. She was the Resident Designer and Manager for the Downstairs Cabaret and the Charge Scenic Artist for GeVa Theatre.

Her Professional Teaching Experience Includes
  • 8 years teaching Notre Dame Academy high school students the art of building and painting scenery
  • 5 years at National Technical Institute for the Deaf as an Instructor, Charge Scenic Artist, and Designer
  • 2 years at Boston University as a Scene Painting Instructor
  • 1 year at Emerson College, Boston as a Scene Painting Instructor

Professional & Community Affiliations
  • Notre Dame Academy - Scenic Designer
  • EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) - Social Chair
  • YWCA Volunteer & Set Designer for Families of Distinction
  • Women in Networking - past Treasurer and past Marketing Chairperson.
  • Evergreen Productions - past Board Member.
  • Next Door Theatre - Scenic Designer.

Kevin Smith Kevin J. Smith
Has over 30 years experience with artistic skills in masonry, stone, carpentry and sculpture and applies them in a variety of applications with his clients. Kevin has crafted a diversity of projects from simple home remodeling to a complex Pegmatite Pocket re-creation for the Harvard University Mineralogical Museum.

Professional Experience
His professional experience prior to moving to Green Bay includes ten years in Boston as a Master Carpenter, Sculptor and Forman for Mystic Scenic Studios. Kevin built theatrical scenery and museum exhibits on a national scale. For nine years in New York, prior to Boston, Kevin had his own masonry business specializing in stonework, plaster restoration, concrete, and custom tile.

This unique fusion of skills enables Kevin to create molds and cast materials into any desired form. Current areas of work include concrete countertops, concrete tables, hearths, fireplace facades, and architectural details. Kevin has also developed his own custom "Fractal Pavers" using fractal geometry as the design base.

Stained Concrete floors and Overlays are also a specialty of Kevin's, using only the highest quality materials and workmanship.

Kevin strives towards perfection and attention to detail on every project.

Education & Training
  • University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • University of Minnesota - Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Masters Certificate for Decorative Concrete

Corporate Client List
ABC TV's Children's After School Specials, NY
Abrams C-Store
Adirondack Scenic Studios, NY
Advantage Chiropractic
After the Tree
Alder Design Association
Alexander's Restaurant
Archetype Group
Bayland Buildings
Ben Mar Nico's Spa & Salon
Big Apple Circus
Bornemann Nursing Home
Boston Ballet
Boston Children's Museum
Bristol Valley Playhouse, NY
Cantilever
Carabineer
Carnegie Hall
Cohoe's Music Hall, NY
Corrigan's CBS
Corse Superbikes
CTI
De Leers Construction
Designs of the Interior
Digital Equipment Corporation
Door County Interiors
Drury Designs
EG Hintz & Sons
Fete
Fidelity Investments
Fort Howard Memorial Park
Fox Television
Fred J. Piette Company
Friese/ Meyer Company
Gillette
Grazies, Appleton/ Steven's Point
Griffen Construction
Gryboski Builders
Gunderson Cleaners
Horseshoe Bay Farms
Howard Johnsons
Jack Morton Company
James Street Inn
JFK Health World
Jim Kassner Construction
Jitterbean Coffee House
Kavarna
Kewaunee County Highway Department
Kwaterski Construction
Lakeside Development
Lotus Development Corporation
Mi-Mar Builders
Moda Salon
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
Museum of Science in Boston
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Norman Rockwell Museum
North Coast Productions
Notre Dame Academy
Pete Noffke Construction
Polaroid
Port-A-Pier
Red & White Wine Shop
Red Creek Night Club, NY
Republic Chophouse
Portside Properties
Savory
Selmer Company
Shane Construction
Sharrow Ford, NY
Sheridan Hotels
Sister Bay Trading Company
Smet Construction
Spectrum Office Products, NY
St. Agnus Church, NY
Steckling Custom Home Builders
Steve Kassner Construction
The Day Spa
The Shallows
The Traveling Chef
Tile & Stone Gallery
Universal Studios
University of Michigan Opera, Ann Arbor, MI
Walt Disney
West Side Arts Theatre, NY
Wilco Cabinets
Winona Foods