10th Anniversary Bash

The Whitewater Arts Alliance is celebrating ten years in our home at the Cultural Arts Center (formerly the Whitewater Public Library) at 402 W Main Street. Would you believe that we have hosted over 150 events in our building since we moved in?

We have held special exhibits, such as the Celebration of Latino Arts and Artists in April, have hosted our regular exhibits (the WRAP Show, the Whitewater School District Exhibit, the Fran Achen Photography Contest, Artrageous Birds, and the annual WAA Members' Show), and have infused our events with music, food, and fun. But we are not done yet!

On Sept. 30 at 7:00p.m. we will host a really special evening to celebrate with you and help raise money for future projects. (This is the major WAA fund-raiser for 2017.) We have been amassing a treasure trove for an arts auction. This means that items may be actual artwork pieces or experiences that are arts-related. These include tickets to the Judy Collins concert at UW-W, passes to the Art Institute of Chicago, wine-tasting, art lessons, dance lessons, a session to learn everything you ever wanted to know about beers and making beers, yoga lessons. . . the list just goes on!

So your job now is to SAVE THE DATE! The Bash will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning at 7:00p.m. There will be delicious food and beverage, wonderful music by Carl Cole and Company, and a lively auction in which you can purchase some great items! Don't be the only person in Whitewater to miss out on the fun!

Live Auction

Round 1 - beginning at 7:30p.m.
1. Watercolor painting session (Red Poppies) - Karolyn Alexander
2. Wine tasting for 8 - Staller Estates Winery
3. 2 tickets to any performance - Bartell Theater
4. Custom denim shirt - Dawn Hunter
5. Museum tour for 12 - Museum of Wis. Art
6. Earring-making party for 3 - Karen McCulloch
7. Framed photo "Trunk Bay, VI" - Everett Long
8. Drawing lesson - Caryl Yasko
9. Tour of Hoo's Woods - Scott Weberpal
10. Framed "Village Spire" by Pescheret - Dawn Hunter
11. Group dance class for 10 adults (jazz, swing) - Barb Grubel
12. Group dance class for 10 youth/teens (jazz, hip hop) Barb Grubel
13. Watercolor painting (Peony) - Marilyn Fuerstenberg

Short intermission at 8:00p.m.

Round 2 - beginning at 8:15p.m.
14. 2 guitar lessons - Jay Craggs
15. The Art of the Meal (Dinner for 4) - Dawn Hunter
16. Acrylic abstract painting session - Karolyn Alexander
17. 10 x 12 Portrait of one - William Thomas
18. Gingerbread house-making - Karen Moline
19. Creating Metal-Find Sculpture - Rick Fassl and Gregg Theune
20. Framed photo "Touch the Sky" - Jeff McDonald
21. Orchestra conducting experience - Glenn Hayes
22. Oil painting - Mary Nevicosi
23. Collage abstract session - Karolyn Alexander
24. Cider Experience - Karl Brown
25. Framed photos of Birge Fountain (3) - Gregg Theune

Some times are approximate!

Silent Auction

Bids on these items will close at 8:30p.m.
26. Caricature Drawing Class for 3 kids (5-15 yrs.) - Maria Hilgers
27. Milwaukee Art Museum Tickets (2) - MAM
28. Florentine Opera Tickets (2) - Florentine Opera
29. Human Figure Drawing Lesson - Taylor McDarison
30. Herbal Tea Party for 4 - Blessed Bee
31. Yoga at Home for 2 - Brienne Brown
32. 2 $50 Gift Certificates for Second Salem - Second Salem
33. Song-o-Saurs dinosaur package - Linda Long
34. 2 tickets for Judy Collins at Young Auditorium - Coburns
35. Passes for a party of 6 to the Chicago Art Institute - Linda Long
36. Black and White Basket - Shirl Scharine
37. Handmade jewelry - Carna Grover
38. 2 tickets for Hamlet at Young Auditorium - Telfers
39. Guided Starter Session on Ancestry.com - Everett Long
40. SweetSpot Cupcake of the Month for 1 year - SweetSpot
41. Basket of art supplies - Rita Carpenter
42. Book of Lore and $50 Gift Cert. for APT - APT and Linda Long
43. Handmade ruana - Carna Grover
44. Birdfeeder - Skip Grover
45. 2 tickets for Macbeth at Young Auditorium - Telfers
46. Handmade market basket - Bunny Schoen
47. Oil painting of Whitewater Country Club - Derek Hambly
48.2 tickets for Wait Until Dark - Madison Theater Guild
49. 2 tickets for Rock of Ages - Madison Theater Guild
50. 2 tickets for Working - Madison Theater Guild
51. Handmade comforter - Carna Grover
52. Hand-thrown planter - Terri Frame
53. Mixed media "Under Nature's Microscope" - Kathy Gibbs
54. The Art of the Facial - Amy Mueller, Facial Awareness LLC

Please note: The WAA accepts cash and checks only. No credit cards!

Photo by Everett Long, 12x18 print, in a gallery style mat and black frame.

Watercolor painting by Marilyn Fuerstenberg, 15x17 matted and framed in 23x25 gold metal frame.