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The mission of the Whitewater Arts Alliance, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts through an alliance of artists, individuals, educational resources, and organizations to promote creativity and diversity that will serve to educate and enrich the lives of the residents of the Whitewater community and surrounding areas. Learn More →


10th Annual Fran Achen
Photography Competition

July 5 - 28, 2019

Full information including rules and entry forms available by clicking here. Entry forms must be submitted by Thursday, June 20th.

About the Fran Achen Show


Congratulations to Angelina McKelvey for being selected as the recipient of the Diane Flood Scholarship in 2019! Diane Flood was a devoted member of the Whitewater Arts Alliance Board. Upon her unexpected death, her family and friends partnered with the WAA to create a fund to support the arts in the Whitewater Public Schools as a way to honor her.  This includes an annual $250 scholarship for a Whitewater High School senior who will major in the visual or performing arts in college. 

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Summer is almost here…

With the season of sunshine comes our Savory Sounds concert series and we have the line up ready for you to mark your calendars! This year we’re bringing back our food vendors at your request, so come down, grab some lunch, and listen to the sweet savory sounds of our summer concert series. >> READ MORE <<

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A Letter from President,
Megan Matthews


We have some wonderful exhibits coming up this spring, including the Artwork of Janet Nelson in March, the Annual Whitewater Unified School District Art Exhibit in April, and “Art From My Heart” by Karolyn Alexander in May. Look for more information about these exhibits in our newsletter – and come visit the exhibits when you can!



Check out upcoming gallery exhibits
and workshops that are available to you.

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Become a Member

Member benefits include discounted
workshop fees and it's tax deductible.

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Featured Artist - Nancy McKinnon

“In The Beginning”

It was in 1998 when I experienced my first watercolor workshop in Maui. A tropical island, sunshine, and beautiful flowers had all the components to put myself into a zone…the perfect location to begin my new love for “doing art.” It was also during this time when I first met watercolor artist and instructor Barbara Mathews in Janesville. In addition to being one of her students, I also was the travel organizer for the “Come Paint With Me” art tours that Barbara has lead for two decades. Her passion for painting and her love of travel was a winning combination. She was instrumental in attracting students of all levels to follow her to new and exciting destinations, such as tours to the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, Greek Isles, Hawaii, Italy, Ireland, Sedona, Santa Fe, and Alaska.

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