The art departments of Waupaca’s schools are benefiting from the Waupaca Community Arts Center’s fifth anniversary celebration.
The center celebrated its anniversary during November and December by collecting art materials for the elementary schools and monetary donations for the high school’s art department.
Dort Dewild, an art teacher at the middle school, accepted a donation of 25 pounds of art materials.
The donation included gluesticks, markers, crayons, colored pencils and erasers, which will be divided between the elementary schools.
During the two months in which art supplies were collected, the center also held a “Cash for Creativity” drive, which raised $150.
The donations were presented to Lee Schultz, who teaches art at WHS, and to Lauren Kluck, a WHS senior and art student.
In addition, the arts center currently has the artwork of three Waupaca Middle School students on display.
The work of Jenna Pagel, Micaela Porod and Maddy Wachowski will be on display through April 16.
Visit the center, located at 200 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to see their work.
The arts center’s board appreciates how the community supported its recent efforts.
“Involvement in the arts encourages creative thinking, positive self expression and strong problem-solving skills. We applaud the Waupaca Public School System for its inclusion of quality art instruction for all age levels,” the board said.