Willow Springs Arts Council
To promote community participation and interest in the fine arts.
To serve all art groups in all forms.
Everyone who has participated in our Fall 2013 Sponsorship Campaign! We are encouraging individuals, businesses, and other organizations to make a donation to help continue our many activities. The following sponsorship levels are available:
Friend of the Arts - up to $25
Advocate of the Arts - $26 to $50
Patron of the Arts - $51 to $200
Benefactor - over $200
100% of Donations go to support arts activities. WSAC is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax deductible.
The Summer Art Camp held in June and July was a huge success. This camp was for children in grades 1-8 and each session was full of eager, young artists! We hope to do more art classes in the near future.
In August, we are sponsoring our first ever "Art Flea Market" on Saturday, August 23rd. We are encouraging folks to dig through their closets, attics, and under the bed to find paintings, pictures, photos, frames that they are not using and would like to donate. We will also take art supplies, sculpture, and pottery. Those items will be offered for sale on the 23rd from 10am to 4pm at the Ferguson building. Hopefully, this will be a fun event that "recycles" art and helps WSAC! For more information, contact Barbara Nyden at 417-855-0505. Or, give us a holler on Facebook!
We are so excited to announce that Michael Walsh will be holding an exhibit with us at the Ferguson Building beginning Friday, September 19th, from 5 to 7PM. Michael is a West Plains native who paints in oil and pastels and is a nationally recognized artist! There will be an opening reception with light snacks and entertainment by the Tartini Trio on the 19th. Additional viewings are on September 20, 26, and 27th from 5 to 7PM.
The Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra begins practice on Tuesday, August 19th, at the Ferguson Building at 7PM. If you are interested in becoming a member, call Becky Cash at 417-962-0979.
Regular monthly meetings of the Arts Council are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 5PM at the Ferguson Building. However, in September and October, we will be meeting at 4PM.