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Warm up the Ridge

The residents of Pine Ridge Reservation, where most of the descendants of our Little Bighorn warriors reside, live in third-world living conditions and winters are brutal. Fuel oil is hard to come by and expensive. An elderly woman lost her legs in 2015 and there are fatalities due to the inability to get fuel oil or propane. This should NOT happen in the United States of America.

Challenges: One of the things that makes it hard to help is logistics and connection with people on the Pine Ridge end to aid in distribution. Our friend, Marian Whitemouse handles this for the reservation and our donations go right to where they are needed, quickly. Faces of Little Bighorn donor, Brent Stevens, personally drives out donated Warn Up the Ridge items.
• The Wassenberg Art Center will be collecting clean, new or gently used items (in good condition, please!) such as hats, gloves, warm socks, coats, boots, and blankets. We are also conducting a Go Fund Me to purchase electric space heaters! A simple space heater can make a life or death difference.  We will  accept through December 24. Click HERE to access the Go Fund Me page and make your donation today! 

Vintage Velvet Valentine

Save the date. February 17, 2018.
Vintage. Velvet. Valentines. You pick the decade, and the colors, you could even wear an Elvis painting as long as there is soft, lovely velvet.

Join us in welcoming back Distant Cousinz (great band from Town Creek Live 2017) for a stellar evening of fine food, fortunes read, fine friends and more wonderful surprises. What's your fancy? Vintage era? 20s, 30s etc..steampunk, grunge, vampire, formal? We don't care, just create your fash with velvet. 

Town Creek Live 2018 

July Here we go. Rubber duckies, gourmet food trucks, interactive art, performance art & live music. How can one go wrong? Town Creek Live 2017 brings good times to Van Wert. 

A unique blend of performing art, interactive visual art, music, gourmet food and a little silliness is just what you ordered, right here at home. Main Street Van Wert and the Wassenberg Art Center team up every year to power this growing event.

Adopt a duckie for below for a chance to win $1000 and other prizes in the annual Town Creek Duck Derpy. Proceeds of duck sales are shared between Main Street Van Wert, the Wassenberg Art Center and a community charity.

Plenty of gourmet food trucks, great, live musical acts.

Experience our interactive, Art Exhibit. Each year is something new. Caricature artists, interactive art projects and much more. July 2018.