The beginning of a new year is always a great time to reflect on the past months. 2017 found the Whitewater Arts Alliance celebrating its 10th year in the Cultural Arts Center, and what a year it was!

We want to thank everyone in the community for making our celebration such a success! Whether you were a volunteer, participating artist, sponsor or supporter, we appreciate your involvement so much!

The arts contribute to the quality of life in any community. According to the website SpeakArtLoud, the arts: bring people together, reflect the community’s values, create a sense of belonging, develop a sense of pride, encourage expression, promote diversity of culture, drive economic development and bring in tourism.

The level of support for all of the arts in our community is amazing. We are happy that our membership was at an all-time high. It is an honor to arrange exhibits and events for such an enthusiastic audience.

We also appreciate what area media outlets have done to help us promote our events.

So thank you to everyone again! We hope to see you at the CAC often!

LINDA LONG

WAA co-president

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