A group of Derby Jam attendees seem to be having a great time with Reese Dailey Band playing in the background.
A group of Derby Jam attendees seem to be having a great time with Reese Dailey Band playing in the background.

Our exhibit, Artism has closed but thanks to donor, Brent Stevens, the artwork by David Humphreys Miller is on view long term. In addition, the website featuring a data-base on all of the survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn is available at facesoflittlebighorn.org. This website will continue to be updated with interactive content as time goes on. Check back often.

The Reese Dailey Band rocked the gallery at Derby Jam this past Saturday night and was very well received by the crowd. In addition, high school students, Zoey Lippi, Skyler Whitaker and Taite McKinney played the pre-show with acoustic guitars and sang. Everyone enjoyed great food and great company. Derby Jam was sponsored by, Iberdrola Renewables and Collins Fine Foods. We also wish to thank Van Wert Manor for another round of delectable desserts and Taylor Auto Sales for their contribution towards fabric to be used for floor length curtains in the very near future! We are working very hard to create a vibrant and welcoming space where folks can gather and be proud to have in their community. While this can’t be accomplished overnight, it is happening. Look for more events in the future and know our space is your space and we encourage all to visit.

Entries will be accepted for our 58th Annual June Art Exhibit Saturday and Sunday, May 17–18, from 1–5 p.m. Entry is open to all amateur and professional artists 18 years of age and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. The exhibit runs from June 14 – July 6. A public opening reception scheduled for June 14 at 6 p.m. will feature live music by Dan Dickerson and the Harp Condition.


We only have one or two more birdhouses to distribute so if you want to paint a birdhouse for our fundraiser let us know! This year, artists are transforming plain wooden birdhouses and feeders into works of art. The houses will then be sold at silent auction June 6 & 7 during the Peony festival, here at the art center.

Classic Watercolor class on Tuesday mornings starting at 10 a.m. is an ongoing Watercolor class taught by Pat Rayman. Persons are encouraged to jump in anytime and the class is sold in monthly increments. $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

A drawing class taught by Pat Rayman will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings June 6, 14, 20, and 27 at 10 a.m. Pat will explore classic structure and experiment with alternate drawing techniques. Give us a call if this sounds like something you would enjoy. $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

June’s Vine & Palette is scheduled for June 10 is again filling up quickly. We can accommodate approximately 30 persons for this class, so give us a call soon if you want to join us next month. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and a bottle of wine to share, any snacks you may like and we’ll take care of the rest. Class time runs 6:30-9:30 p.m. We provide paints, canvas, brushes your first glass of wine and laughs! Wear a paint shirt or apron to protect your clothes. $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

Spots are available for Animaé/Manga (ages 8-130) class taught by instructor, Matthew Temple and is being offered on Thursday evenings, May 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6–8 p.m. A list of inexpensive materials will be available upon registration. Cost for this class is $35 for art center members and $40 for non-members.

For information on exhibits, classes and programs listed on there as well. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can be reached by telephone at (419) 238-6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org. Entries will be accepted for our 58th Annual June Art Exhibit Saturday and Sunday, May 17–18, from 1–5 p.m. Entry is open to all amateur and professional artists 18 years of age and older. A non-refundable fee of $25 for Wassenberg Art Center members or $30 for non-members entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. The exhibit runs from June 14 – July 6. A public opening reception scheduled for June 14 at 6 p.m. will feature live music by Dan Dickerson and the Harp Condition.

We only have one or two more birdhouses to distribute so if you want to pant a birdhouse for our fundraiser let us know! This year, artists are transforming plain wooden birdhouses and feeders into works of art. The houses will then be sold at silent auction June 6 & 7 during the Peony festival, here at the art center.

Classic Watercolor class on Tuesday mornings starting at 10 a.m. is an ongoing Watercolor class taught by Pat Rayman. Persons are encouraged to jump in anytime and the class is sold in monthly increments. $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

A drawing class taught by Pat Rayman will be offered at 10 a.m. on Friday mornings June 6, 14, 20, and 27 at 10 a.m. Pat will explore classic structure and experiment with alternate drawing techniques. Give us a call if this sounds like something you would enjoy. $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

June’s Vine & Palette is scheduled for June 10 is again filling up quickly. We can accommodate approximately 30 persons for this class, so give us a call soon if you want to join us next month. Participants are encouraged to bring a friend and a bottle of wine to share, any snacks you may like and we’ll take care of the rest. Class time runs 6:30-9:30 p.m. We provide paints, canvas, brushes your first glass of wine and laughs! Wear a paint shirt or apron to protect your clothes. $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

Spots are available for Animaé/Manga (ages 8-130) class taught by instructor, Matthew Temple and is being offered on Thursday evenings, May 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6–8 p.m. A list of inexpensive materials will be available upon registration. Cost for this class is $35 for art center members and $40 for non-members.

For information on exhibits, classes and programs listed on there as well. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South Washington Street (former Van Wert Armory). We can be reached by telephone at (419) 238-6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.