Saturday Oct 28th!
GREAT ROOM AND CLASSROOM RENTALS
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-459-1726
MONTHLY ART TALK
2nd Fridays 6:30 pm
Join us in person in the Great Room
WCA is honored to have received grant funding from Upstate California Creative Corps and the California Arts Council for ArtsStravaganza ’23-’24 to pay artists and creatives to share the upcoming awesome offerings.
We also have deep gratitude for our members and volunteers, as well as the City of Willits, our landlord, who have kept us here for 23 years in this special historic building, un-endowed and happening with doors open.
Grants, rentals and memberships fund some of our awesome programming, but they do not cover nearly all of utilities, minimal salaries and stipends and basic operational costs that keep the doors open and meaningful program development happening.
For that, we need our community's support!
Please donate/become a member.
Willits Center for the Arts Mendocino Artist Corps ArtsStravaganza Project 2023-24. Free events and classes in our community from September 2023-June 2024.
With support from the Upstate California Creative Corps, WILLITS CENTER FOR THE ARTS will curate and marshal a Mendocino County Artists Corps (19 Local Artists and Creatives) from within our community ranks who will provide after school dance and art workshops, monthly art history lectures for youth and elders, arts summer camps, monthly dance and visual art workshops and programming targeted to uplift and engage youth, families and seniors with focus on increasing mental health outcomes, fostering civic engagement and highlighting social justice opportunities in our community. We hope to kick off with the first of several ecstatic dance events.
Tell your friends and neighbors to subscribe to our newsletter on our homepage below, so they will be in the know to register quickly for these free Limited Enrollment Workshops and Events as we open them.
Meet the '23-'24 WCA Mendocino County Artists Corps:
We are pleased to have 19 creatives and artists representing SOME of our amazing creative community facilitating these events and workshops: Deviyana Livneh, Chantal Simonpetri, Carmen Day, Simone River Ndoye, Jaynene Johnson, Donna d'Terra, Eli Laughton, Buffie Schmidt, Matthew Caine, Laura Corben, Caroline Hambright, Jazzminh Moore, Mariangela Le Thanh, Nancy New, Sofia Aloaoui, Salvador Andrade, Sandy Strong, and Gary Martin creatively directed by Sasha Thomas.
Draw 'til You Drop starts at 10am, Saturday, October 14.
More than 20 artists will be making art of all sorts until 10pm, Saturday.
Several artists will continue until Sunday morning 10am or beyond.
The public is invited to come watch us work at any time.
There will be many musicians, poets and authors entertaining us while we work.
Sponsors are Needed
All participants commit to making
ART for AT LEAST 12 hours – 10am-10 pm Saturday.
Prizes for Artists who ART 24 hours, 3 Artists who ART longest & raise the most donations.
A benefit event for Willits Center for the Arts, Mendocino County Museum & Willits High Art Department
Carolyn Bakewell - Nancy Bertsch – Christy Carlton
Margie Chandler - Ren Clark - Eva Cox
Ariana Daikin - Heidi DeGuzman - Mason DeGuzman - Sherrie Ebyam
Keith Hendricks – Karen Mattson - Miles Mattson - Loy O’Malley - Sharon Paltin
Elizabeth Raybee - Olivia Smith - Janae Stephens - Divora Stern - Daniel Blair Stewart
To sponsor or for more info: eray@eRaybeeMosaics.com or call WCA 707-459-1726 or any participating Artist.