Award winning painting at the annual June Art Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photos submitted)
Award winning painting at the annual June Art Exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photos submitted)
Thank you to everyone who bid on their favorite items for the Auction at the Wass and for the support! Our auction garnered nearly $3,500 to help the Wassenberg Art Center launch a brand new season with classes, free art exhibits and events like popular the Town Creek Live. Another huge thank you to all our donors for their generosity! In-Grained opened April 15 and will be on view through May 28. Artists see patterns in the grains of wood and art is inspired! Many artists have taken on working in this medium in both painting and sculpture.

The call is out for our annual June Art Exhibit. All artists both amateur and pro over the age of 18 are encouraged to enter. This is our 66th anniversary too! (We would have celebrated our 65th last year, but …you know). In honor of our 66th anniversary, we will be offering an additional Best of Show Anniversary Award valued at $500! To obtain an entry form visit, email, give us a call or stop by!

Watercolor Class (in-house and ongoing) (masks required) Tuesday mornings; 10 a.m. – noon. Fee: $55 Regular, $40 WAC member cost. Instructor: Pat Rayman.

Summer Art Camps are back! Our first camp runs June 15–18. Our instructor this year is Ashley McClure of Van Wert. Ashley is trained in all things art and has an art degree from Purdue University. Space is limited sign up soon! We have some great projects lined up for your young artist!

We will be closing early this Thursday at 5 p.m. but usually we are open every Thursday evening until 9 p.m. Stop by for a pint or glass of wine and soak in or make some art or just hang out around our warm, vintage fireplace.

The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1–5 p.m., Thursday from 1–9 p.m., and mornings by appointment. Closed Mondays. We can be reached by telephone at 419-238-6837, email: