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Plan to attend the Washougal Art and Music Festival 



Local Artists

The artwork below illustrates a sampling of the work of artists selected for the 2024 festival.   Click here for a list of all artists selected along with links to their websites.  


Community Building Through Mural Design

WACA is collaborating with the East County Citizens' Alliance on a community mural project. Funded by WACA and the City of Washougal, and coordinated through ECCA, the project aims to provide an opportunity for joyful creation of permanent artwork to enhance the now plain bathroom structure at Hamllik Park.   Read more about the vision for this project here.

On November 11th there was a community event to gather ideas, then a team of local artists took those ideas and combined them to create the conceptual design shown below which will wrap around three sides of the structure.

The next step was to transfer the design onto the dibond.

We held two community painting days at Hamllik Park to add color to the design. And what joyful days they were!  


“Washougal Youth Arts Month is a tradition that our students and community look forward to each year,” said Alice Yang, art teacher at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary and Canyon Creek Middle School. “It showcases the many talents of Washougal kids as they learn and grow.”

WACA and Washougal School Board member Chuck Carpenter notes, “Washougal has become known for its support of the arts, and a real important part of that support is in fostering the abilities of our young people. This is why WACA, the City, and the schools work together on Youth Arts Month.”

The creativity and talent of the students and the variety of opportunities for creative expression provided by our arts programs are impressive!  Below are a few snapshots from the Youth Arts Gallery.

Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance Installations

There is a surprising amount of art in Washougal. Whether it is your first time here or you're a longtime resident looking to find out more about the art you see around you, we'd love to share the art installations in our town. Explore freely, then please join us in continuing to enrich our community through a range of public art experiences.



Summer Jazz Concert

A standing-room-only crowd enjoyed the swinging sounds of Louis Pain and Renato Caranto on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Washougal!  The audience enjoyed wine and appetizers before a powerfully moving performance by two of the region’s top jazz musicians.  It was a memorable afternoon for listeners of all ages experiencing the top-caliber music our small town has to offer.



Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance 2023 Honorees 

Each year, the Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance (WACA) shines the spotlight on special leaders in public art by recognizing an artist and community member who have made significant contributions to the Washougal art scene.  Below are this year's honorees.

Performance Artist Honoree - Christopher & Stephanie Corbell

Christopher and Stephanie Corbell founded the nonprofit Washougal Songcraft Festival and the Washougal Song Circles. The Washougal Songcraft Festival is a nonprofit organization created to promote arts education, to foster, share, and celebrate the craft of songwriting, and to develop the performing arts and creative community of Washougal, Washington, and the surrounding region. In August, they held the first Songcraft Festival at 54-40 Brewing Co. and coordinated with WACA to include local musicians at the 2023 Washougal Arts and Music Festival. To learn more about the Washougal Songcraft Festival, visit their website at https://washougalsongcraft.org/wsf/.

Community Member Honoree - Shirley Scott

Washougal Arts and Cultural Alliance since 2011, when WACA was formed as a nonprofit. In 2012, Shirley sponsored the Earth Element sculpture, which was installed in 2013 at the Pendleton entrance to the Pedestrian Tunnel. Shirley then went on to help raise funds for the Wind Element installed at Beaver Park. In addition, she has been a consistent supporter of the Sunday Salon living room concerts. Shirley has been a devoted supporter of WACA and arts in Washougal, making contributions in memory of family and friends throughout the years. To find out where Earth and Wind are located, visit our website at  https://washougalarts.org/discover/.

Retired WACA Board Member - Rene' Carroll

Rene Carroll, a former board member of the Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance (WACA), played a pivotal role in our organization's success. Her multifaceted contributions included serving as the secretary, managing press releases, curating and maintaining WACA's social media presence, capturing moments through her photography, and co-founding the much-celebrated Washougal Youth Arts Month. Rene's dedication and creative spirit have left an indelible mark on our mission to promote and celebrate the arts in our community. We are deeply grateful for her tireless commitment and passion for the arts.

The 2023 WACA Honorees were recognized at a gathering at 54°40’ in Washougal on October 3rd.



Become a Member of the Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance!

If there is room for more art in your life, or if you simply want to help out, below are some easy ways to become involved. Our goal is to inform and engage people like you who want to play a role in bringing more public art to Washougal. We are a volunteer-run non-profit that depends on the generosity of the community. Any donations go to the support of the arts in Washougal.

Members

Love art and share a passion to support local Washougal artists? Want more public art in Washougal? Please click below for membership information.

Newsletter

Sign up for the quarterly WACA Newsletter and stay abreast of all the happenings in the Washougal Art Community: upcoming events, the annual Washougal Arts Festival and a few surprises.

Discover

There is far more art in Washougal than meets the eye. See what there is... and see why we are so passionate in our support of art and artists here in Washougal.