Walworth County Arts Council Cabinet at The Government Building.


Artists that have been featured in WCAC Government Cabinet for last five months.


Each month a new artist is highlighted.  Make sure you make a point of seeing who we have the next few months.


If you have a craft you want to display, please contact Joyce Atkinson at jatkinson619@charter.net or 262-728-3880.

Elementary Art Student Recognition Program

sponsored by the Walworth County Arts Council


TO:    All Elementary & Middle School Art Teachers.


What:  Recognition of elementary and middle school art students from Walworth County.


Who:  The art teacher from each school may submit up to ten pieces of art for the exhibit.  Please send the names and grades of selected students to Walworth County Arts Council,  “jatkinson619@charter.net”, so certificates of participation may be prepared.

The art teacher is responsible for displaying the various student projects. On the day of the exhibit, April 17, each school art teacher sets up their display table prior to the beginning of the program.   Teachers may bring easels to use in addition to the table that is provided.


What: At the program the art teacher is introduced and the teacher introduces each student who then shares their work with the audience. Immediately following this presentation, a school group picture is taken.

A copy of the picture is sent to the school for any publicity the school may wish to pursue.

This event is an excellent opportunity to highlight some of the outstanding

artwork of your students.


When:  Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time: Program begins at 1:00 PM.  Set up for artwork will be 12:15 until the        program.


Where:          Elkhorn Middle School


Contact:        Sybil Klug,  sbkrtist@yahoo.com

Joyce Atkinson,  jatkinson619@charter.net

WCAC Winning Words

Congratulations to all our “Winning Words” winners! First Place went to Danielle Braun from Elkhorn Area High School (Prose) and Michael Wicks from Big Foot High School (Poetry).

The Walworth County Arts Council recently awarded cash prizes to the winners of their 2013 Winning Words writing competition. Pictured, left to right, are Melonie Wright, Delavan-Darien High School, second place, prose; Raphael Dawis, Williams Bay High School, second place, poetry; Jessica Gagliardo, Williams Bay High School, third place, prose; and Danielle Braun, Elkhorn Area High School, first place, prose.  Not pictured, the first place poetry winner, Michael Wicks, Big Foot High School and the third place poetry winner, Rebecca Ochoa, Big Foot High School.  The Arts Council received 123 entries this year from Walworth county high school students.   By sponsoring the Winning Words competition, the Arts Council seeks to encourage young writers and promote writing excellence.

To find out more about WCAC’s “Winning Words” competition, go here >>


Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Registration: 6 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM

Join the Walworth County Arts Council in encouraging and supporting the arts for young people. At this annual recognition dinner, the outstanding work of our county’s talented high school students will be showcased as we award scholarships in music and visual art, as well as the awards for exceptional writers in prose and poetry.

Print and Return the Reservation Form, along with your check, to
Walworth County Arts Council
PO Box 446
Delavan, WI 53115

Additional Information >>

Student exhibitors from Jackson Elementary School at our 2012 Show.

Student exhibitors from Jackson
Elementary School at our 2012 Show.

Attend WCAC’s Elementary and Middle School Art Show. Elementary schools throughout the county are invited to participate in this annual show.

Student artists, their parents and teachers, and WCAC members and guests will gather once again to view this grand display of creativity. Teachers and the artists’ families regard this exhibit as one of the best events of a young artist’s school year.
Join us at 1 PM on Sunday, April 21 at the Elkhorn Middle School (627 Court St, Elkhorn) for an afternoon that supports our youngest artists and refreshments. Please bring guests as this is a great way to introduce people to some of the Council’s wonderful work. Reservations are not necessary.

Teachers Information >>

David Block, 2012 Friend of the Arts recipient

David Block,
2012 “Friend of the Arts” recipient

David Block of Delavan and the United Church of
Christ—Congregational, also of Delavan, have been named 2012 Friends of the Arts by the Walworth County Arts Council.

Block is being recognized for his leadership of the summer music series at Delavan’s Phoenix Park. Under his leadership the program has grown to provide a wide variety of outdoor concerts by many diverse groups and performers.

The United Church of Christ—Congregational has a long history of leadership in the arts and in sharing its resources with the wider community. Particular recognition is being given to its innovative Fine Arts Day Camp for children each summer.

Each year the Arts Council names an individual and a corporate entity as “Friends of the Arts” for significant contributions in furthering the arts in Walworth County. Past year’s individual awards have gone to Joan Grommes Franzen, Williams Bay artist; Sharon Munson, Delavan music education; and Joanne Hobbs, Williams Bay harpist and music educator. Corporate awards have recognized Music by the Lake, the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, Black Point Historic House and Gardens, and the Allyn Foundation.

December 2012 Artist of the Month

Amanda Goulart is
shown in front of her artwork.

Amanda Claire Goulart of Elkhorn is the featured artist for the month of December at the Government Center on the square in Elkhorn. The exhibit displays a variety of media from colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, ceramics, and sticks. “Yes,” exclaims the artist, “I mean pieces of tree!” Goulart expresses special gratitude to Alice Winn, art teacher at the Elkhorn Area High School for her artistic influence though her art classes.
It is not necessary to be a member of the Arts Council to have art work presented in the display case. Walworth County artists interested in having their work presented should contact Arts Council volunteers Al Gruling at (262) 642-5291 or Dale Hagan at (414) 837-4363.


7377 Krueger Road
Lake Geneva, WI
Registration at 11:30
Buffet Lunch and Program at Noon

WCAC will be honoring David Block for his leadership in the establishment of the Phoenix Park Band Shell and summer music programs. We will also be honoring the United Church of Christ-Congregational in Delavan for their outreach in the Arts and particularly for their annual Fine Arts Day Camp. Toe to Toe Ballet Studio in Elkhorn will be providing us with a dance program. Election of Members to the Board of Directors will also be a part of the meeting.


November 27, 2012, Luncheon Reservation


_____at $23.00 per person – Total of ________________

Return Reservations by November 21, 2012, with checks payable to:
Walworth County Arts Council
P.O. Box 446
Delavan, WI 53115

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WCAC Members! Join us for a tour of some of the barn quilts in our county. This relatively new folk art can be enjoyed from the comfort of a bus. We will be starting at the Walworth County fairgrounds at 9:30 a.m. on October 17th and traveling around the southern part of the county. We will see at least 35 quilts that day and learn about the history of the farms on which those buildings are located.

Registration form is on our Events page.

Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM
The Walworth County Arts Council’s Fall Gathering will take place at the Geneva Lake Area Museum in Lake Geneva.

Exterior of the Geneva Lake MuseumThe Museum has greatly expanded in the past year and includes several additional rooms as well as special exhibits. Enjoy a private showing at a leisurely pace and explore the heritage, arts, and history of our area. The museum includes several replicas of rooms and shops of bygone eras, as well as special exhibits.

Bring a friend or two to this special event and introduce them to the work of the Walworth County Arts Council.

Hors d’oeuvres and lemonade will be available from our favorite chef, Troy Strand, who has catered some of our dinner events in the past.

Cost for the evening is $15 that includes the museum entry fee and the hors d’oeuvres.

Reservations are due no later than September 18, 2012.

Directions:  The Geneva Lakes Area Museum is located at 255 Mill Street in Lake Geneva with a convenient, free public parking lot immediately behind the museum building. From Main Street, turn north on Center Street at the traffic light. Go one block to Geneva Street and turn right. At the end of Geneva Street you will be at the parking lot for the museum that is on the corner of Geneva and Mill Streets.


When:  Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM
Cost:  $15 per personName(s):    _______________________________________________                    _______________________________________________Amount Enclosed:  _________________________Please Send Your Check, Along with this Form to:
Walworth County Arts Council, PO Box 446, Delavan, WI 53115

Due:  September 18, 2012