November 23, 6–9 p.m.
Welcome to the 29th Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale Opening Party! Just in time for the holidays, the Wassenberg Art Center Provides an excellent way to show you care with artisan created items. A full gallery of reasonable original works in addition to our permanent gift shop. Opening yes…on Black Friday (they call it that for a reason) with chill music, free entry, free appetizers, and a brief awards ceremony.
Artists’ Exhibit & Sale
November 23 – December 23
Welcome to the 29th Annual Artists’ Exhibit & Sale! Just in time for the holidays, the Wassenberg Art Center Provides an perfect gift giving option to show you care with original artisan created items. A full gallery of reasonable works in addition to our permanent gift shop. Open until December 23 for those last minute folks!
Seeking Consignment Artists going on now
We are redesigning our gift area and we love to represent local and regional artists like you. We are seeking handmade items such as jewelry, scarves and accessories, functional sculptures, and fiber art, handblown glass, orginal 2D work, original gift cards and multi-media items. If you are a maker, artist, or tinkerer and would like to have your work represented, email email@example.com.
Ballroom Glitz New Years Eve Party
12/31/18 8 p.m.– 12:30 a.m.
Glitz out. Why travel when you can ring in the New Year at the Wass? Come dressed in some sparkle glam! Joining us will be one of our super favorite groups, from Town Creek Live and other great events: Distant Cousins! We will have an grown up piñata filled with goodies and prizes. $25 members/$20 regular. Includes appetizers and champagne toasts.
Stay close, celebrate the new year with your friends at the Wassenberg Art Center.
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Whoo Hoo! Thank you to Kenn-Feld Group of Van Wert for their more than generous sponsorship! We are now upgrading our donated grain bin with all the fixins. What better way to celebrate and blend art and agriculture? Kudos to the Bollenbacher family who donated their grain bin! The bin sports a John Deere weathervane, agricultural graphics, cedar counters and roll-up windows. A repurposed light from the Wassenberg former drill hall hangs in the center of the ceiling. The bin is becoming a hub for beverages, food, tickets, information and many other uses. Thanks to all who helped create this unique space!
Thank you to First Federal of Van Wert for sponsoring our dramatic 15–18-foot high “tree”, Ferro Albero (Iron Tree) constructed out of re-bar by Detroit artist Dave Tonnegato. The tree is planted with fast growing hops and up-lit with color changing LED lights. Ferro Albero is visible from Interstate 127/N. Washington Street where its glow beckons visitors and passersby to stop, get out of their cars and take in what Van Wert has to offer. We wish to thank First Federal for their ongoing support of the Wassenberg and to Dave and his assistant Ron for all their hard work creating this larger than life sculpture for us.
Chinese Silver Grass
Adopt a Soft, flowing silvery China Grass…$6
Soften our edges! Wave in the wind. Adopt a Silver Ornamental Grass plant to soften the edges of the watershed area surrounding the Wassenberg Art Park. We’re going to form paths to meander around in with these irredescent, waving grasses which reach up to 5-feet in height. This Silver Grass is equally beautiful in the fall and early winter. Each plant is $6 dollars and plant adopters’ names will be featured on a plaque along the watershed. Click below to adopt your little fuzzy today!
Who Can See the Wind?: We can. With a generous grant from the Ohio Arts Council, we are planning a wind-powered kinetic sculpture that is wind and/or human powered. We have many local resources to create something really neat. This is a matching grant and we will need to source $9500 to match this grant opportunity.
The Wassenberg Art Center endeavors to be a catalyst for creative expansion through art. With an open, diverse approach to art, our programs outreach to inspire interaction in the arts for all area cultures and communities.