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ARTicipation Week coming to Waupaca

Workshops making stained glass are part of the Arts on the Square Shine Community Sculpture project. Submitted Photo

Free events, activities planned for Aug. 13-19

Each day during ARTicipation Week Aug. 13-19, the Waupaca Community Arts Board is offering a variety of free live events and activities for all ages.

Due to space restrictions, three of these free events require pre-registration through the Arts Board’s website on the ARTicipation Week page.

ARTicipation Week culminates with the Friday Night Street Dance on Aug. 18, and the all-day Arts on the Square Festival Saturday, Aug. 19.

Detailed schedules and information on all the events can be found on WCAB’s website on the Arts on the Square Overview page.

Thee events requiring pre-registration are the Kids’ Bike Parade, the Shine Fused-Glass Workshop and the the Kids’ Three-Day Art Camp.

The Kids’ Bike Parade is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13. Decorating begins at noon.

Children 5-12 years old can participate in a Bike Parade in Waupaca City Square.

All children must have a Youth Permission Form completed in advance on the Arts Board’s website. www.waupacaarts.org/bike-parade-youth-permission-form

Participants will meet behind the Waupaca Area Public Library starting at noon to line up and decorate their bikes.

The Arts Board will have some supplies for decorating, but children are encouraged to get creative at home first, using plastic flowers, crepe paper, balloons, pipe cleaners. yarn, license plates, rubber bands, fabric or anything they choose.

Fused-Glass Workshops

The Shine Fused-Glass Workshop will be held 1-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14.

This is one of many free Shine workshops the Art Board is hosting throughout the summer and fall so that community members can create personal fused-glass tiles for a glass and metal community sculpture to be placed permanently in downtown Waupaca in 2024.

Currently, the Aug. 14 Shine workshop is full, however every Shine Workshop has a wait list available on the Arts Board’s Registration Center. www.waupacaarts.org/shine-community-art-project

“As summer schedules change, we are having drops and people from the waitlists are getting in,” WCAB President Marci Reynolds said. “It’s well worth it to get your name on the wait list for the classes you’re interested in.”

WCAB’s Shine Community Sculpture project is sponsored in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. The project also is funded by a matching grant from the Waupaca Placemakers Committee.

The Waupaca Foundry has partnered with WCAB to help design and create the metal sculpture that will hold the community-made fused-glass tiles.

Kids’ Three-Day Art Camp

The Kids’ Three-Day Art Camp – “Light, Line and Movement” – is planned for noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 16-18

Hosted by the Waupaca Community Arts Hub, and taught by professional artists, the free, Kids’ Art Camp will use the artistic building blocks of light, line, movement and pattern to create unique and expressive artworks.

The teaching artists will guide participants in using a variety of materials including wire sculpting, cyanotype printing, printmaking, drawing and collage.

This $100 camp is offered free to the public through the generosity of the Waupaca Foundry.

Art made during the camp will be displayed during Arts on The Square on Saturday, Aug. 19, in the Workshop Tent area.

Kids’ Art Camp is for children ages 9-12 at the Waupaca Community Arts Hub, 720 Demarest Ave.

The camp requires pre-registration and has a limit of 15 children.

To register, go to the Arts Hub website. www.waupacaartshub.org/

To see the full schedule of ARTicipation Week events, the Friday Night Street Dance, and Arts on the Square, go to WCAB’s Arts on the Square Overview page.

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