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.
2016 is shaping up to be another busy year for the Arts Council!!!! We sponsored a lovely exhibit in April by Deborah Lively from Mtn. Home. And, Mrs. Lively conducted a watercolor workshop on Saturday, April 16th.
The final performance of this season by the Southern Ozarks Community Orchestra was at the Star Theater in Willow Springs on April 24th! It was an extra special event and we look forward to them coming back in the fall. The Southern Ozarks Youth Orchestra performed on May 15th and delighted the audience with a great concert!
Regina Willard returned to conduct an oil/acrylic workshop on May 14th entitled “Painting Every Blooming Thing!”. The class had so much fun they are requesting she come back for another class sometime this summer! Plans are for another class with Regina on July 30th!
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!!!
Our Kids Art Camp will be held on June 14, 15, and 16 at the Ferguson Building in Willow Springs from 1 to 3PM. The June session is entitled “Barnyard Art“!!! The camp will be for kids from First through Eighth grade and is $5 per session. 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! Registration is available at the Ferguson Building during business hours. Please contact Barbara Nyden at 417-855-0505 for more information.
We are very excited about the Star Dramatic Company’s latest production at the Star Theater. Our own local playwright, Kristi Cunningham, has written another exciting play!!!! ‘Beauty and the Beast: A Faerie Tale’ opens on June 10th!! Make plans now to enter the world of faeries and dreams with this wonderful play! Check out the calendar page for more information.