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African Drums for All

Keeps Up the Beat
March 7 and April 4

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Wachusett Reservior Area Path 2015

Saturday, March 14

10 am to 3pm

Find your way around the Wachusett Reservoir Art Path (WRAP) and discover the rich variety of artwork including jewelry, ceramics, woodturning, painting and sculpture by local artists and artisans in West Boylston, Clinton, and Sterling.  There's something for everyone on this self-guided tour of Wachusett artwork.  And new this year, stop in at The Mill 185 Restaurant to enjoy lunch and visit with three of WRAP's artists.  Sponsored by the West Boylston Arts Foundation in support of school arts & music education.

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Help Build a Better Goodale Park


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    WEBO Pays It Forward

West Boylston Class of 82 Alumni Fundraiser Campaign for Auditorium Renovations
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Old Stone Church
Prints by Jen Niles

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Ready,      
    Set,
       Art!
Ready, Set, Art! mini-camp with Major Edwards Elementary School art teacher Leia Roberts and her WBHS helpers, sponsored by the WBAF.

    More Mural  Photo Gallery


We had a great evening with Rich Leufstedt and Jim Webster leading the West Boylston Uke Club at Pinecroft Dairy the other day.  Hope to see everyone for our next uke session on Wednesday, July 23 at 6pm!



                                           




   

Community invited to take part in Major Edwards mural




Check out this video from West Boylston Middle High School of  the African dance class that the WBAF sponsored with the Gallery of African Art in Clinton.  It isn't easy to get a class of Middle school grade boys to enjoy a dance class where they actually move, but the whoops and cheers at the end are proof that they enjoyed this class!  Great job by Issa Coulibaly and Zach Combs of Crocodile River Music!


 






   



 
In 2010, WBAF received a grant of  $7,180  from the Ernie Bock Family's Music Drives Us Foundation.  This money helped ensure that the West Boylston Major Edwards Elementary School Band continued to perform and enrich the lives of our students.  For more information about this vital organization, visit musicdrivesus.org
The West Boylston Arts Foundation has been supported in part by grants from the West Boylston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council , a state agency.  The grants that we have received include those for the resident artist that worked with the students of Major Edwards Elementary School to design and create the Bicentennial Mosaic that hangs in the school, and for an African drumming performance last February by Spirit of Africa for the Major Edwards school.


Preserving Arts Education