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2018 Summer Concert

Hi everyone,

Tonight is the last concert for the 2018 season.  You can’t miss Libertad Oeste, the local latino band from 6:30 to 9PM.   Head on over to Ron-De-Voo park!   In the event of rain, the concert will go on across the street at Puebla Mexican Restaurant, but we make every attempt to keep the venue at the park.

ART • WINE • MUSIC at the Muscatine Co. Fair

West Liberty’s First Plein Air Event!



Celebrate the Arts with West Liberty Iowa’s first
PLEIN AIR event, a juried painting competition and weekend of the arts!

WLAAC, in partnership with the W.L. Downtown Task Force, will host this event on Saturday and Sunday May 19th and 20th.
Is Saturday, between 8 AM and noon at Owl Glass Puppetry Center, 319 N. Calhoun St. The initial registration fee is $20 and allows more than one canvas (media substratum), to be stamped, but only one may be submitted.  You may submit an online entry notification at https://goo.gl/forms/pwfGQzl4StuzUib02

Registration is only confirmed once the fee is received.

If an artist choses to enter more than one submission, there will be an additional $10 fee for each addition.
There will be a free gallery walk from 1 PM to 4 PM Saturday where local artist will display or sell items in downtown West Liberty.
The Plein Air paintings will be on display or sale during the competition judging, which begins at 3 PM on Sunday at the West Liberty Public Library.

First place – $500

Second place – $300

Third place – $200

10% of the sales will go to the West Liberty Area Arts Council for our mission towards arts outreach. Please support the arts and save the date on your calendar!
For additional questions, please contact the WLAAC at wlartcouncil@gmail.com.

Winter Art Classes 2018

WLAAC is excited to announce the schedule for the Winter/Spring 2018 art classes.

Class Teacher Date Time Misc. Location Cost
Film Editing Megan Zalzala Wed, Feb 21. 28 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 6 students only Library  $   10.00
Drawing Janet Rees Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Library  $   20.00
Anime for Children Matthew Starks Jan 20 10:00 am – 11:30 am Owlglass Puppetry Center  $          –
Making Tamales Jeff’s Market TBA Regional Learning Center  $   10.00
“Little Red,” a play put on by children Dorianne Rees Jan and Feb After School Rehearsals at Library Library  $          –
Making Sushi Carlos Maldanado Feb 22 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Regional Learning Center  $   10.00
Photography Jacob Lane Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm You need your own camera Index Office  $   20.00
Batik, wax resist on cloth Janet Rees Tues, Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Owlglass Puppetry Center  $   20.00


Please contact Janet ( janetrees125@gmail.com ) to register.

WLAAC Board Meeting April 20, 2017

Date: Thursday, April 20th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Owl Glass Puppetry Theater

Discussion Topics to include

Summer Concert

Sponsored Classes Review

WLAAC Board Meeting February 16 2017

Date: Thursday, Feb. 16th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Address: 1234 Country Heights Ln (Clare Palmer)

Secretary’s Report – Clare Palmer

Treasurer’s Report – Jeffrey Rees

Old Business

1. ArtPlace Grant:
  • a. The committee from the city dropped the Art Center component of the grant and is concentrating on Affordable Housing, Health and Architecture.
  • b, A small committee is compiling the grant to be presented by Feb. 22.
  • c. WLAAC may still oversee classes on immigration.
  • d, Proposal for an art center after an email to WeLead—-Monica Leo
  • e. We can think about applying next year for an ArtPlace Grant
2. Classes:
  • a. Thanks to Deb for marketing the art classes:
  • a1. List of classes offered in conjunction with the library
  • b. Proposal to upgrade the Web site and theme, create general WLAAC email, Twitter, Mail Chimp—–Deb Lowman
  • c. Cost of classes@ $1,000.00 (money will be coming in)

New Business

  • a. Music in the Park—Cara Mc Ferren
  • b. Hispanic artists to display art at Muscatine LULAC Cinco de Mayo festival
  • c. Other….

WLAAC Winter/Spring 2017 Creative Classes


It is that time of year again!

Break the winter blahs and blues with a burst of creativity!


Click below for details

of this year’s creative classes:

WLAAC 2017 Creative Classes Details


In honor of the twentieth Annual West Liberty Children’s Festival, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre is collaborating with the W.L. Chamber of Commerce and local LULAC chapter 310 to expand the event into a community wide celebration for all ages and all backgrounds with FIESTA WEST LIBERTY! 

Friday evening, Sept. 16, 7:30 PM the Fiesta begins,

West Liberty Puppet Slam.  Come on down to Carnitas Nino Mexican Restaurant at 106 E. 3rd Street, downtown West Liberty for an event especially for teens and adults featuring short experimental and sometimes outrageous puppet vignettes.  For more information, contact Cara or Monica at 319 N. Calhoun St. W.L.  (319) 627-2487 or email:  monica@puppetspuppets.com.


Saturday Sept. 17th at 8:00 AM, 

West Liberty Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Fiesta 5K, a sanctioned 5K run ending downtown where the Children’s Festival is held.  For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 119 East Third St. West Liberty,  (319) 627-4876, email:  wlchambr@lcom.net


Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM The 20th annual Children’s and Family Fest

Kids of all ages get ready for a mini puppet festival in Ron de Voo park while the downtown is alive with all sorts of activities, crafts and commerce vendors, musicians, a juggler, face painting, balloon animals, tiny train, varieties of food, free book give-a-way, bike registration and many more fun and games!   For more information, contact Cara or Monica at 319 N. Calhoun St. W.L.  (319) 627-2487 or email:  monica@puppetspuppets.com.        


Saturday 3 PM to 10 PM The Fiesta Latina

LULAC and other local Latino groups will host a Mariachi Band: Mariachi Real Guadalajara (3:00 to 7:00 PM) and a Puerto Rican band” Parranderos Latin Combo (7:00 to 10:00).  All day long the street will feature a Mexican market and food vendors galore.  For more information contact Ed Moreno, President of LULAC Chapter 310 at email: ed@gentlefamilydentists.com