Northwest Art Center Programs
Education: The Northwest Art Center offers a variety of art education classes and workshops in a supportive, creative environment designed to foster new forms of self-expression. NWAC also provides an art education program for area home school students who would not otherwise have access to art education.
Mentorship: Through NWAC's mentorship program, students who wish to pursue a professional career in art are paired with a mentor to help develop a portfolio and begin the process of college search.
Outreach: NWAC also works to engage the community in art, promote arts stewardship, and provide a space for local artists to connect and collaborate.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
As one of the Northwest Art Center's strategic goals, we wanted to strengthen the relationship between the adult artists in our community and the local arts organizations. We began convening a regular meeting of area arts stakeholders and it has been an overwhelming success. The result is the formation of the Snoqualmie Valley Arts & Culture Coalition and we have focused our efforts on creating and preserving arts and cultural space in our community--something that began over a decade ago but never came to fruition.
One of the greatest challenges NWAC faces is providing services in a rural community. Tuition is the primary form of support for the organization yet in one of the towns that we serve, 1 in 4 families lives in poverty. NWAC would like to find a way to reduce tuition and increase the opportunities for rural families to engage in art.