Since 1987, WPCA has been providing professional gallery experience and quality, accessible youth art education programming to the neighborhood of Walker’s Point and beyond! We provide a welcoming, inspiring and diverse environment for youth, artists and anyone, to connect them in engaging in community. Our education programming fosters creativity in youth through curriculum that challenges their thinking and hands on production. Our gallery program promotes community engagement and collaboration, and acts as a resource to local artists and art organizations.
Our main gallery hosts 7-8 exhibitions annually, including in-house curated and collaborative shows with local and national art groups. Our three annually recurring exhibitions, Youth Art Exhibition (July/August), Annual Members Show (September), Dia de los Muertos (October/November), are widely celebrated and for many, yearly traditions. Our exhibitions often stimulate dialogue and bring together the diverse cultural and art communities of Milwaukee and beyond.
Our arts education programming is driven by the fundamental belief that art is integral in youth development. Lessons in art give students the ability to examine their thoughts, emotions, surroundings, and express them through creativity and critical thinking. Art education also inspires confidence, creative problem solving and academic achievement in youth.
Our various arts education programs give students opportunities to learn and expand their skills and creativity in art. Most of our programs are free or affordable for families and children who might not have the art opportunities outside of school. The curriculums not only give them the know-hows in art but also a greater appreciation in the history and inspiration in of art in our society and surroundings.
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization in support of visual and performing arts and youth arts education. The center fosters creativity in children through innovative, hands-on education and encourages audience development and artistic talent with a diverse blend of programming. Our exhibitions, which features both regional and national talent, encourages thoughtful social dialog and community engagement.