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Opening Shindig: 1/28/22, 6 – 9 pm

Join us for this once-in-a-Wassenberg exhibit. The public is invited to attend an opening party for the national-level exhibit, A Cast of Blues. Brought to you by the National Endowment for the Arts, Exhibits USA and Mid-America Arts Alliance, this exhibit of touchable, face casts of blues greats, compelling photos, a 90 film. We will celebrate with bluesy music from Kaitlyn Schmit, Frank Stemen and Aeddon Cartwright who will bring you a bluesy mix of live tunes, appetizers, and some related craft projects. Cash bar. Entry is free. Exhibit is on view through March 6.

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!

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ArtReach is back! Our after-school art program is back on its feet for the school year!

Students will be provided relevant and professional art instruction and will build memories of one of their community’s greatest assets, the Wassenberg Art Center. Our main mission with this program is to provide youth with a deeper understanding of the crucial roles art plays in all aspects of life from decorative arts, design, fine art, performance, crafts, and to underscore there are many avenues to explore in the field.We are now accepting students for 2021. Classes meet on Tuesdays (ages 7–11) and Thursdays (ages 12 and up). Young artists receive a snack, then get on to making art! Class times are: 3:30 – 5 p.m. and follow the Van Wert City Schools calendar.

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Art & Pint Night: Thursdays

Make art, make merry. Pint nights are now EVERY Thursday night 6 –9:00 p.m. We will have some art projects and supplies available and trying new brews/wines. Play music? Let us know. Music makes it even better!

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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.