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August 18–September sometime
Free, Public, Opening Party 8/18, 7:30–10:30 p.m.

The Glass City and Motown come together in Van Wert here at the Wass, in this unique exhibit of scraps from opposite ends of the spectrum. Scrap Detroit's twelve teams of welders will hoist their large, kinetic sculptures made from bicycle parts into the Wassenberg Art Center and Dani Herrera (Paper DenimArt on FB) of Toledo will exhibit her collages made from tiny bits of fabric, paper and even zippers. We'll host a opening party to celebrate this duality of creativity following Main Street Van Wert's Hidden Spaces tour. Free noms, live music by Lee Warren and Mike Hallock, cash bar.

The welded sculptures will then be auctioned off in October in Detroit and the proceeds will go to support the new Detroit Fitness Foundation and SPARC Detroit (Society to Promote Art & Recreation in the Community) More information will be available if you would like to bid. Dani Herrera's work will be for sale here at the Wassenberg at resonable prices.

40th Annual Photography Exhibit
Call for entries

September 14

Welcome to the 40th Annual Wassenberg Art Center Photography Exhibit. Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit their work for this revered photography tradition. The Wassenberg Art Center, in Van Wert, Ohio, has been celebrating and promoting the visual arts since 1954. Please join us by submitting your photography in this juried exhibit of Northwest Ohio’s finest with over $1300 in total
cash prizes. This form contains complete rules, entry forms and instructions. Entry deadline is Thursday, September 14, 2017. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members, $30 for non-members or $15 for students entitles the artist to enter up to
twelve images. 

Dr. Wassenstein's Side Show

Every Halloween, it comes. The Doctor decides to cavort. October 28, 2017, he will be hosting "Dr. Wassenstein's Side Show". featuring Squidling Bros. Circus, the alluring Samantha Siren, dapper Dj. Vourteque and of course our firey friends, Pyrsoscope! This is the most bizarre, entertaining and visually impressive Halloween event in the region. Save the date, tickets go on sale soon. 


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Our Mission

The Wassenberg Art Center endeavors to be a catalyst for creative expressions and the study of visual art and architecture. Through an open, diverse approach, our programs are offered as an outreach to inspire interaction in the arts for all area cultures and communities.