Focus ’17 Key Dates

Photo drop-off at Wilton Library: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm & Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 Exhibit on view at Wilton Library: Saturday, March 4 – Thursday, March 30, 2017 during library hrs: Mon-Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reception and Awards presentation: Friday, March 10, 2017,  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Wilton Library (awards presentation at 6:45 pm)

Photo pick-up at Wilton Library: Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm & Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Web-entry-form will be available on the website by Wed, Feb 1

ENTRY FEES

All Entry Fees are NON-Refundable.

WAC Members pay $10 per entry.
Non-Members pay $20 per entry.
High school students pay $10 per entry.
Youths (through 8th grade) pay $5 per entry.

WAC accepts cash or checks; please make checks payable to Wilton Arts Council, Inc.

The Wilton Library will take a 20% commission on the sale price from each photograph sold.

Our sponsors for Focus ’17 are: TBA

Sponsors should be contacted for relevant discounts.

We look forward to your participation!  If you have any questions, please contact us at focus@wiltonarts.org.

FOCUS ’17 Entry

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Focus ’17

Key dates:

Photo drop-off at Wilton Library: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11:00 am – 4:30 pm & Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 Exhibit on view at Wilton Library: Saturday, March 4 – Thursday, March 30, 2017 during library hrs: Mon-Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Fri 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reception and Awards presentation: Friday, March 10, 2017,  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Wilton Library (awards presentation at 6:45 pm)

Photo pick-up at Wilton Library: Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm & Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Web-entry-form will be available on the website by Wed, Feb 1

ENTRY FEES

All Entry Fees are NON-Refundable.

WAC Members pay $10 per entry.
Non-Members pay $20 per entry.
High school students pay $10 per entry.
Youths (through 8th grade) pay $5 per entry.

WAC accepts cash or checks; please make checks payable to Wilton Arts Council, Inc.

The Wilton Library will take a 20% commission on the sale price from each photograph sold.

Our sponsors for Focus ’17 are: TBA

Sponsors should be contacted for relevant discounts.

We look forward to your participation!  If you have any questions, please contact us at focus@wiltonarts.org.

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Speaking out on important issues involving the arts

The Wilton Arts Council (WAC) is the official arts agency for the Town of Wilton. We are a membership driven organization whose priorities include broadening participation in the arts throughout Wilton and surrounding Fairfield County communities strengthening the position of the arts within the community. We are an important instrument of communication and a voice of advocacy to help the arts add value to the quality of life in our community. WAC is a non-profit, totally volunteer organization dedicated to furthering education, entertainment and enlightenment in our local area through the major art forms: Music, Dance, Theater and the Visual Arts.

Our Objectives

  • To increase the enjoyment of and participation in the arts by Wilton people of all ages.
  • To encourage artistic activities of all kinds – writing, acting, crafts, painting, photography, film, music, sculpture, dance and more – for the pleasure they bring the creator as well as the beholder. Our role is not to judge art, but to nurture it.
  • To foster a sense of community among the artistic and cultural organizations in our town, and among the artists who live, work, teach, show, and perform in Wilton.
  • To work in harmony with the Wilton school system and the many other established organizations that have for years promoted and presented artistic efforts of great merit.
  • To encourage sponsorship of and participation in artistic activities by the Wilton business community, town government and other institutions.
  • To serve as a source of information and communication among all groups and individuals involved with the arts in Wilton.
  • To maintain liaison with art councils and organizations on town, state and national levels.

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Wilton Arts Council Membership

Benefits of Membership: Annual dues are used to defray the costs of events held by the Wilton Arts Council and related operating expenses. Members receive periodic communications about events. They also receive reduced entry fee rates for events with entry fees or ability to exhibit in member only events. Members have voting rights and are eligible for board positions.

The Wilton Arts Council is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions to the Wilton Arts Council, Inc. are tax deductible.

General Membership:
Individual $25.00
Family (including members under 18) $35.00
Students (Under 18) and Seniors $10.00
Benefactors $100.00
Business Memberships:
Basic Membership $50.00
Business Patron $100.00
Business Benefactor $500.00
Click here for membership application

About Us

Wilton Arts Council History

In 1976, Gus Merwin, a photographer who is a member of one of Wilton’s oldest families, and his collection of historic photographs of Wilton helped a Parks, Recreation and Conservation Commission meeting get off to a historic start. The meeting, which attracted about 70 persons, considered establishing an Arts Council in Wilton. Audience response indicated support for forming the Wilton Arts Council to coordinate arts events throughout town.

Historic start to Arts Council. In the Paul Kasper photo below, Lee Feldman, left, consultant to the Connecticut Commission the Arts; Edward Kasper and Fred Herot, PR&C commissioners; and Gus Merwin examine an old photo of today’s Hubbard Building in Wilton Center. Originally a church, the building is shown about 1920 when it was the Keeler General Store.

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Speaking out on important issues involving the arts

The Wilton Arts Council (WAC) is the official arts agency for the Town of Wilton. We are a membership driven organization whose priorities include broadening participation in the arts throughout Wilton and surrounding Fairfield County communities strengthening the position of the arts within the community. We are an important instrument of communication and a voice of advocacy to help the arts add value to the quality of life in our community. WAC is a non-profit, totally volunteer organization dedicated to furthering education, entertainment and enlightenment in our local area through the major art forms: Music, Dance, Theater and the Visual Arts.

Our Objectives

  • To increase the enjoyment of and participation in the arts by Wilton people of all ages.
  • To encourage artistic activities of all kinds – writing, acting, crafts, painting, photography, film, music, sculpture, dance and more – for the pleasure they bring the creator as well as the beholder. Our role is not to judge art, but to nurture it.
  • To foster a sense of community among the artistic and cultural organizations in our town, and among the artists who live, work, teach, show, and perform in Wilton.
  • To work in harmony with the Wilton school system and the many other established organizations that have for years promoted and presented artistic efforts of great merit.
  • To encourage sponsorship of and participation in artistic activities by the Wilton business community, town government and other institutions.
  • To serve as a source of information and communication among all groups and individuals involved with the arts in Wilton.
  • To maintain liaison with art councils and organizations on town, state and national levels.