Art education has remained the focus of the WVAA for more than 50 years. They encourage the understanding, enjoyment and practice of the visual arts and promoting opportunities for education.
To foster this goal, the WVAA sponsors ongoing art education programs six times/year, with these programs available to members and non-members of the community. Past classes included sketching, batik and a well-known watercolorist instructing the class.
Over the last 5 years the WVAA has given over $25,000 to local schools and art programs.
The primary purpose of the WVAA is furthering art education. All of our fund raising efforts go to art related scholarships and learning programs with $5500 given to 12 area high school art departments.
The monetary donations are awarded based on need and interest of the recipients. Past and current recipients include; Wausau West, Wausau East, Newman, Merrill, Mosinee, Marathon, Edgar, Athens, D.C. Everest, Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High Schools, and Faith Christian Academy.
The WVAA also contributes to the art programs of the UWMC, Center for the Visual Arts, and the Woodson Art Museum. Yearly scholarships are also given to association members who wish to continue their art education.