About Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission

What we are about

  

The Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission is an established organization that strives to bring the arts, in all its forms, to our area. Our board consists of community volunteers that wish to promote arts events and education. We are determined that with our best efforts, we continue to be the preeminent Bridge to the Arts for our residents! 

AWAAC was established in 2009 as the Waterville Area Arts Council. It later changed to the Waterville Area Arts Commission when it gained 501(c)3 status. In 2015, it became the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission to reflect the fact that it supports a broader geographic area rather than just the City of Waterville.

AWAAC is a 501(c)3. All contributions and membership fees are tax deductible. 

Board of Trustees

  

Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission Board of Trustees

Emilee Roach – President

Bob Conley – Treasurer

Jo McElheney – Secretary

Asa Danekind – Trustee

Lisa Exner – Trustee

Brittany Miller – Trustee

M’lissa Prottengeier – Trustee

Laurie Swyers – Trustee  

What we do

The Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission is proud of its signature event! Plein air, French for “open air,” is used to describe the act of painting outdoors and has its roots in 19th century Europe.  Art and About in Waterville is a three day plein air event that invites talented, local artists to set up and paint throughout 

 the city. The excitement of plein air painting is that the public is invited and encouraged to watch these artists in action. It is truly a unique opportunity to observe and interact for both the artist and community alike. Past activities and events: Make the Mosaic In 2013, AWAAC conducted a community-based project in which citizens of all ages helped to create a 13’ by 6’ glass mosaic mural that is on permanent display at the Waterville Branch library.


The Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission is an established organization that strives to bring the arts, in all its forms, to our area. Our board consists of community volunteers that wish to promote arts events and education. We are determined that with our best efforts, we continue to be the preeminent Bridge to the Arts for our residents!  


AWAAC was established in 2009 as the Waterville Area Arts Council. It later changed to the Waterville Area Arts Commission when it gained 501(c)3 status.  In 2015, it became the Anthony Wayne Area Arts Commission to reflect the fact that it supports a broader geographic area rather than just the City of Waterville.

AWAAC is a 501(c)3. All contributions and membership fees are tax deductible. 

Jim White Memorial Paint Out:   Art & About in Waterville!

Art classes: Open to the community, these classes vary in medium and are 

 instructed by featured area artists. The classes are for adults, children or structured for child/adult participation. Classes include but are not limited to: glass mosaics, jewelry making, felting, flower arranging, paper crafts, culinary arts, songwriting and literary themes.  


Other activities: 

• AWAAC helps to facilitate artists and musicians for Food Truck   Tuesdays at Conrad Park. • AWAAC designs and plants of all of the downtown Waterville   sidewalk containers every spring in collaboration with the City of   Waterville and Wardell’s Garden Center. • AWAAC coordinates the Rue de Artistes (fine arts area) of the annual 

  Roche de Boeuf Festival. 

• AWAAC organizes artist forums to promote collaboration and 

  networking opportunities. 

• AWAAC develops interactive children’s activities and engaging 

  performances. 

• AWAAC partners with other community organizations for holiday 

  and special events. 

• AWAAC organizes Busker Fest in Whitehouse.


What we want to do with your help through donations and volunteering

  • Art scholarships
  • Grants for artists
  • More classes for children
  • Musical instruments for children 
  • Art therapy opportunities
  • Expansion of art experiences for the AW community
  • And lots more!


Donation today!