Waunakee WRAP (WI Regional Art Program) Exhibition

201 N. Madison Street
Waunakee, WI 53597
  • Presented By: Create Waunakee
  • Dates: 5/1/2021, 5/7/2021, 5/15/2021
  • Location: Virtual Event | Community Hall/History Hall
  • Phone: (608) 850-2182
  • Time: Exhibition open for viewing daily during normal Waunakee Public Library Hours May 1st - 15th; Workshop day on Saturday May 15th: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Price: $30 Fee to enter Artwork - Workshop/critique included$5 Community Fee to attend workshop only

Please visit: for additional details and to complete registration. Students and local non-professional artists are encouraged to participate!

To celebrate all of the creativity that exists in and around our Village, Waunakee will be hosting it's first WRAP Workshop and Exhibition in the Spring of 2021! The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP), which will be celebrating it's 81st year, encourages nonprofessional, student, and emerging artists to create and exhibit their work across Wisconsin.

During the workshop, participants will receive critiques from a local professional, our chosen Judge, Joyce Bromley, who is Curator of Gallery 800 on University Bay Drive in Madison and also a Docent at the Chazen Museum. A selection of artworks will be chosen to be displayed at the State Exhibition at the Pyle Center later in the year, or are given honorable mention awards for their pieces. There will also be an educational demo or presentation for the participants given by muralist and illustrator Emily Balsley, which is also open to the public.

Important dates to remember:

Online entry and payment due: April 28, 2021
Make check payable to: Village of Waunakee

Photographs of artwork for virtual gallery: No Later than April 28, 2021. (send to

Artwork drop-off date*: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10 a.m. – Noon
(2 piece limit) at Waunakee Public Library.
(*Although we will be hosting our complete gallery virtually, artists will still be allowed the opportunity to have their work on live display at the Waunakee Public Library in History Hall.) Artists must provide their own table-top or floor easels for their artwork.

Virtual Reception: Friday, May 7, 2021 (Time TBD)

In-Person/Virtual workshop date: Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Workshop location:
Waunakee Public Library/ZOOM
201 N. Madison Street, Waunakee, WI 53597
(Free for participants, $5 for non-participant community members - Community Registration will open in April)

During this fun and educational workshop, Join Emily Balsley, Madison-based illustrator and mural artist as she walks you through the steps of painting your first mural. From finding the right space, to tools & supplies, to navigating transfer methods, and learning some tips & tricks, Emily will cover it all in this comprehensive workshop. There will even be an opportunity to help Emily paint a custom mural designed specifically for the Village of Waunakee! Virtual participants will receive an at-home kit to also have a hands-on experience.

For questions about the Waunakee WRAP Workshop & Exhibition, please contact coordinator Kylie West at (608) 850-2182 or