Supporting the Arts and Bringing Art to Our Community
Whether we are sending WAC artists as judges or our artists working with local groups, the Wickenburg Art Club is active in our local community. It may be hosting a Chamber of Commerce Mixer or facilitating family art projects for the Wickenburg Fiesta celebration of its Hispanic heritage. We support Art! In addition to the specific events listed in the drop down menu, a summary of some past activities follows:
Hassayampa Harvest Hurl
Rotary sponsored the Hassayampa Harvest Hurl on October 29, 2016. WAC bought pumpkins and supplied them to all kids for free. Nancy Hill did all the face painting. WAC Board Members Joe Ann Hancock, Rick McGill and Helen Jenson along with help from high school students assisted the kids with painting their pumpkins. No pumpkins were injured during this event, and the kids had a great deal of fun. This has potential to be an annual event!
A Day in the Life of Wickenburg
Twenty four hours to take your favorite pictures of Wickenburg on Henry Wickenburg’s birthday in November, 2014. Submitted images were judged and selected photos were displayed at the Wickenburg Art Club in January, 2015 before being moved to other venues in Town: City Hall, Webb Center for the Performing Arts, Wickenburg Community Center. The City of Wickenburg now has custody of the collection.
Chalk the Block
Another event that is potentially going to become an annual occurrence. First up in April, 2016, this fun party has been scheduled for April, 2017 as part of Wickenburg’s Literary Festival.
Other Special Projects
Wickenburg Art Club members painted the tree stand for the City of Wickenburg’s Christmas Tree display on the Hassayampa Bridge in 2015 and are gearing up to paint Humane Society “get acquainted” room in 2016 (or maybe early 2017).
The “Wine on the Green” Benefit for the Wickenburg Community Hospital
WAC artists were on display at the May 17th wine tasting at the Wickenburg Country Club. Chair Helen Jenson said there were fifteen displays, and the jewelry and pottery sales were handled separately from WAC sales. WAC artists sold $351 of artworks, with $70 going to the Hospital as commissions.
The Yarnell “Making Houses into Homes” Artwork Give-Away
Conceived to assist our neighbors in Yarnell who lost their homes and belongings in the devastating Yarnell Hill Wildfire, the Wickenburg Art Club hosted an event to help rebuilding Yarnell folks decorate their new homes.
Forty-six artists donated 97 pieces from 2D – oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, photography, scratch board, clay masks – as well as 3D donations of wood turning, gourds, baskets, stained glass, pottery and furniture.