Fundraising campaign begins this week
The rebranding effort reinvigorated the board’s commitment to bring the arts to Waupaca area residents.
For 54 years, the WFAF has reached thousands of artists and patrons through the Waupaca Community Theatre, Children’s Theatre, the Waupaca Community Choir andCivic Orchestra, the Waupaca Art Show and Live Art Loud.
The WFAF launched a new website this December, bringing together the history and future of the organization with a more modern look and a new logo.
The logo was designed by www.stocklogos.com, and the website was designed and developed by Contempo Creative, a web design company in Plover.
Contempo Creative received assistance from Fine Arts Festival board member Rocky Landsverk.
The new site allows visitors to look back at the organization’s decades-long commitment to supporting the arts via slideshows, photo galleries and performer listings.
More history will be added over time.
The Waupaca Arts Event Calendar shows events from around the area, in addition to WFAF events.
To submit an event to the calendar, use the Contact Form.
Visitors may also use the Contact Form to ask questions of any event’s managers.
The WFAF events encompass music, theater and visual art.
The productions feature the creative talents of local residents and bring artists to Waupaca from cities far and near.
“Waupaca is an outstanding city for many reasons. The Waupaca Fine Arts Festival has been here and thriving for over 50 years. It is an honor to be a part of this historical organization that has brought so much to the city of Waupaca.
“While we realize that there are other arts organizations in the city, and in the greater Waupaca area, we are proud of the fact that The WFAF has paved the trail for the foundation of having an arts community. When you donate to the WFAF, you are donating to the longest standing arts organization in the county,” said Chairman Dan Wolfgram.
The upcoming 54th season will open with the annual Community Choir and Civic Orchestra Concert on Sunday, April 9, 2017.
The choir will perform John Rutter’s Requiem, The American Mass by Ron Kean and the MissaFestiva by John Leavitt.
The Waupaca Art Show will be presented at the Waupaca Expo Center from April 30 to May 5, featuring artists and styles in every genre.
The Waupaca Community Theatre is poised to announce in early February the return of a large family-orientated show, with opportunities for young and old.
The growing Waupaca Community Children’s Theatre will present Disney’s “High School Musical Jr.’ at various locations during the week of July 14.
Live Art Loud will return for a second year, July 18-22.
The Festival Committee Board approved a working budget of $52,100 for the 2017 season.
Of that amount, the board is seeking to raise more than $21,000 through donations.
The success of the fund drive helps keep ticket prices affordable and festival events open to larger audiences.
Contributions, welcomed throughout the year, are tax-deductible if itemized.
Patrons are listed as donors over $150, Benefactors as donors of $100 to $149, Donors as those giving $50 to $99 and Contributors as donors of less than $50.
Those contributing more than $250 are listed as underwriters for the three main events, which include the community choir, art show and community theatre.
Gifts must be received by March 15 to be included in the printed program.
People may send checks to: Waupaca Fine Arts Festival, P.O. Box 55, Waupaca, WI 54981.
Visit the new website at www.fineartsfestival.org for event information throughout the year.