To promote community participation and interest in the fine arts.
To serve all art groups in all forms.
Welcome to our webpage!!! Please check back frequently to see what events we are sponsoring. Be sure to scroll below the Calendar on the calendar page for more information on our events!
We would like to encourage anyone interested in the arts to come join us at our monthly meetings. We meet every fourth Monday of the month at the Ferguson Building in Willow Springs at 5:00PM.
Our Third Annual Sponsorship Campaign began in October and ended in December. This is the Arts Council’s annual fund raising event to raise funds for our varied activities supporting the fine arts in our community. Currently WSAC has received $5030 in donations toward our goal of $8000! 100% of donations go to support art activities like the Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra, art camp for kids, and, art exhibits. If you haven’t made a donation, IT”S NOT TOO LATE!!! We encourage individuals, businesses and other organizations to make a donation to the arts council to help ensure events like these continue in our area. The WSAC is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax exempt.
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CALLING ALL ARTISTS
WSAC is always looking for artists who would like to exhibit at the Ferguson Building in Willow Springs. Whether paintings, photography, pottery, fiber arts or other medias, please call Becky Cash at 417-962-0979 if you are interested.
On Saturday, June 4th, Dr. David Hays, concertmaster for the Springfield Symphony, was here with the Queen City Quartet for an amazing performance at the First Baptist Church in Willow Springs. Thank you to Danyal Sallee for helping bring this group to Willow Springs and performing with Dr. Hays! And, a big THANK YOU to Dr. David Hays, Kirsten Weiss, Matthew Pierce, and Dr. Robert Carney for presenting a wonderful program! We hope you will come back next year!!!
The first session of Kids Art Camp was held on June 14, 15, and 16 at the Ferguson Building in Willow Springs. The June session is entitled “Barnyard Art” was packed with fun and campers!!! In July, the camp will run on the 12, 13, and 14th, and the session is entitled “Urban Art Adventures“!!!! Children can attend any or all sessions! The camp will be for kids from First through Eighth grade and is $5 per session. Registration is available at the Ferguson Building during business hours and early registration is encouraged!!! These class fill quickly!!!! Please contact Barbara Nyden at 417-855-0505 for more information.
Congratulations to the Star Dramatic Company’s on their production in June at the Star Theater. Our own local playwright, Kristi Cunningham, wrote the exciting play, ‘Beauty and the Beast: A Faerie Tale’ !! This wonderful play received rave reviews and we can hardly wait for their next production!!!!
Artist, Regina Willard, will be back at the Ferguson on July 30th to conduct an oil painting workshop entitled “Introduction to Oil Painting”. This class was requested by previous attendees and will help artists understand and develop skills to improve their painting. Go to the calendar page for more information on this exciting workshop.
The Southern Ozarks Youth Orchestra will be back in their practice schedule beginning July 10th! The Arts Council is very proud to sponsor this growing group of young musicians!