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Call for Entry!

Usually milestones are noted on 5-year segments of time. Things have been anything but typical, so we’re going to celebrate our 66th Anniversary! The Wassenberg Art Center has hosted this time-honored Annual June Art Exhibit since 1955. Guess where that first show took place? Right here in the (former) Van Wert Armory, our still new-to-us, home.

In honor of this milestone, we are offering a special, one-time, $500 Best of Show award! In addition, almost $1,300 in other awards will be given out.

Entries will begin online starting Friday, May 14 and closes at 11:59 p.m. May 17. Entry is open to all artists 18 and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. 

A Free, public and (whoo-whoo!) in-person opening party will be held, Thursday, June 3, 6–9 p.m. (proper masks and distancing are still required-but we’re rounding the bend!)

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Current Exhibit

It’s Ingrained! A unique art form has developed over the last year and has formed a group calling themselves the wood-grainers! This exhibit will feature artwork created on or out of wood! Many images can surface in wood grains and this exhibit will showcase those subtle and not-so subtle results! Carved, painted, stained, whittled, and burned, and other techniques are currently on view.

Exhibit is Now Open – Exhibit Closes Friday, May 28
Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 1–5 p.m.
Thursdays: 1–9 p.m. Closed Mondays
More Info at 419.238.6837 or info@wassenbergartcenter.org

Past ArtReach Projects

ArtReach in-a-box

While our weekly ArtReach Classes are taking a hiatus, creativity cannot be stopped! As you know, the arts are crucial to learning! Students with access to arts education: score higher SATs, obtain higher GPAs, and experience lower drop out rates. Art also improves critical thinking and math skills. Now we can bring our art program to you. ArtReach (in a box) will be available beginning in November. Each box will have the equivalent of 3-4 complete projects or lessons, (similar to in-class learning) and full instructions. The boxes are age and gender neutral and suggested age range is 6 years (with help) and up! The first ArtReach (in-a-box) will be available mid-November.

What’s even better? The cost for ArtReach (in a box) is less expensive than in-class. Each box runs $25 per month. Shipping is available for an added fee. Limited, need-based scholarships are available, please inquire. Please use the button to download the sign up form. You can pay by check or credit card using the pay button.

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Neverending wassenBox!
We are happy and excited to own our subscription craft box service. We are bringing the art to your young artist. Let’s face it, WE ARE BUSY and important creative outlets sometimes get shoved to the side. We’re here to help. The Wassenberg Art Center staff are designing unique craft kits that will arrive every month in your mailbox. Each kit will contain a specially designed, craft and art project every month. We source safe products and combine them with a Wassenberg flair. 

wassenBox is Super easy.
The wassenBox is a self contained, Wassenberg curated art kit that will arrive once a month for your young artists. The complete kit contains all supplies, instructions and maybe a surprise or two. If you act soon, deliveries will begin in December 2019, just in time for the holidays. Kits will continue to arrive monthly for $22 per month. Cancel anytime. WassenBoxes are designed for both boys and girls. Choose an age range, click below to sign up and you’re good to grow!

Visit Blink! 

Blink is an interactive hands-on sculpture which can be animated by visitors. Blink is available 24 hours along the Wassenberg Glow Path behind the building. Check it out!

Pint Nights EVERY Thursday

Make art, make merry. Pint nights are now EVERY Thursday night 7 –9:30 p.m. (or so) We will have some music and highlighting new brews/wines. Make are while you are here too. (we have all the supplie) Currently in the art park, bring a chair, a blankie, your guitar or kazoo. We encourage social distancing but we love to groove.

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Our Mission

The Wassenberg Art Center is to be a catalyst for creative expansion through art.
With an open, diverse approach, our programs reach out to inspire creative
interaction for all.