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Rising Stars 2018

Rising Stars is a comprehensive three week theatre experience focused on developing all aspects (script, set, costumes, music, etc.) of a creative, original stage production. Everyone is a star at Rising Stars, on stage or off, because each person’s light is needed for our final production to succeed. No experience needed! We welcome kids who like to act, sing, play music, write stories, write songs, build things, draw, paint, create things, or just have fun and help out! We will encourage each participant to find and develop their talents; to discover and honor the unique and wonderful person they are; to be no one but themselves.

Registration and Financial Assistance information found below:
Registration Fee may be paid via PayPal- located below form(s);



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2018 Gazebo Art Festival
Call for Artists!

The Gazebo Art Festival selection committee invites artists working in any medium to submit their work for inclusion in GAF 2018. GAF is a one day juried event in a shady park just off Macomb’s historic downtown square. GAF is an affiliate of the West Central Illinois Arts Center.Applications, images and booth fee must be received on or before July 31, 2018; artists will be notified of acceptance by August 7, 2018. Booth fee will be refunded if an artist is not accepted in the jury process.(Booth Fees accepted via check, cash or PayPal.-PayPal Button can be found under Application PDF.)

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In 1981, MTV and Post-Its were launched. Reagan became President and a new HVAC system was installed in the Wyne Building (now home of WCI Arts Center). That was a long time ago. MTV and the Presidency have seen many changes, but still live on. WCIAC’s HVAC lives on, too, but how long can an old, tired, inefficient system last? WCIAC needs a new, efficient, reliable heating and cooling system. A new system will be at least 95% efficient, will cut our heating/cooling bills in half, and—very important– we won’t have to worry about when it might just decide to retire itself. We also want to look to the future. We want to look towards renovating the 2nd floor for public use and have decided we should purchase a system for that floor as our first step in realizing this goal.But it will cost.The price is $29,000. We need your help. We need the community to rally around us and our amazing building. We cannot do it alone.$29,000. only $17,400 more to go! No amount is too small. We will appreciate each and every donation that is made. We are also offering some tokens of our appreciation, listed on the donation form below. (You can also become a member, if you’re not already, on the right hand side of this webpage! Easy!!)Please listen to your warm heart and help warm the arts at the WCI Arts Center. Simply download the form below, send it in to us PO Box 692 or pay online via paypal.

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Warm Hearts Donors

Hot Coffee ($1-$99):

Jeannette Lokay
Barbara Sandall
Lindsey Moore
Pat Hobbs
George & Elaine Hopkins
Bill & Sondra Epperly
Macomb Fortnightly Club
Cindy Ford & John Throop
Susan Jersey
Randy Smith
Marilyn Chu
Robin Bauerly
Maria & Tom Dunstan
Michael Thompson
Sue Marshall & Richard Chamberlain
Duwayne & Janet Furman
John Graham
Dr. Timothy & Kelly Fitzgerald

Hot Chocolate ($100-$249):

Nancy Crossman
Doug & Kate Mattsey
Sterling Kernek
Lowell & Lois Lueck
Ron Petrin
Lynn Thompson
Galen Weitkamp and Martha Klems
Robert & Pamela Johnson
Sam & Becky Parker
Bill & Linda Boomer
Dean & Jan Rockwell
Bill Maakestad
Bonnie & Skip Skripps
Robert Quesal
Marcia Moulden
Alice Henry
Terrill Title Co. Inc. – Jeremy Benson
Breann Swigart
Dean & Ellen Zoerink
Rose & Jeffery Elam
Ken Slater
Purdum Gray Ingledue Beck
Meg Prange
MidAmerica National Bank
Cathmar Prang
Maria and Greg Montalvo
Grace Lin
Lisa Wen
Thomas & Kathleen Joswick
Nick Curtis- Re/Max
Red Peppers Ragtime Ensemble
Jeff Engle & Mai Lei Chen

Hot Toddy ($250-$499):

Linda Lee Blaine
Brigid Pumo
Dan & Paula Wise
Bill & Carolyn Bailey

Hottest of Donors ($500+):

Ron Green & Marietta Loehrlein
Macomb Audiology (Christine and Mitch Standard)
Nicholas Doll, DMD,PC
Julie-Anne Pickett, IPI Wealth Management
Citizens Bank, a division of Morton Community Bank
Arnold Brother’s Heating & Cooling
Sheila Nollen
Lyle Payne
Dave & Sally Egler
Tom & Gayle Carper

Supporting the Arts has always been our mission. We host exhibitions, performances, classes, art and gift markets, and many other cultural activities. Supporting the arts in the West Central Illinois region enriches us all. We aim to continue to provide opportunities for performance and visual artists to have a place to network with their peers, hone their craft, and provide a venue to inspire others.But we can’t do it alone. Please consider becoming a memberand help us keep serving our region. Thanks!WCI Arts Center enhances our region – and beyond – by providing a hub for area artists to engage with one another and share their talents with the community at large.