Just around the corner is a milestone year (2018) as White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) prepares to mark its 50th anniversary. I hope you will start collecting your photos and stories to share memories as we will honor WBCA’s past. I also hope you will challenge yourself to try something new here, as a way of celebrating WBCA’s present. Most importantly, I hope you will help WBCA grow by inviting others to join us as we set our sights on the next 50 years.
WBCA stands behind the importance of long-term sustainable relationships built on genuine respect for the creative, social and cultural spirit of each individual. Thank you all for being the heart of your art center.
Upcoming 50th Anniversary Events:
50th FABULOUS FAMILY DAY
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Come and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of WBCA!
There will be food trucks, live music, art activities, and games all at WBCA.
Be a part of our time capsule dedication (details below)!
This event is FREE for all ages.
Past 50th Anniversary Events:
WBCA CELEBRATES 50!
September 20, 2018
WBCA supporters young and old joined us for our birthday celebration on September 20th at 7 Vines Vineyard. There was music, games, food and fun!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this wonderful celebration.
WHITE BEAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS DAY
On May 16, 2018
Governor Mark Dayton officially declared May 16 as White Bear Center for the Arts Day in the state of Minnesota.
A proclamation from the White Bear City Council also declared May 16, 2018 White Bear Center for the Arts Day in White Bear Lake, MN.
MANITOU DAYS PARADE
June 15, 2018
WBCA supporters marching in the Manitou Days parade through downtown White Bear Lake and along Lake Avenue.
3 Thursdays: June 28, July 5 & July 12
Come see WBCA at White Bear Lake’s Market Fest this summer! Stop by, say hi, do an art project, and bring something to add to our time capsule! (see details about the time capsule below)
In our 50th year at White Bear Center for the Arts, we want to compile items that are representative of “A Day in the Life of a Kid in 2018.” Bring your items to WBCA this summer for our Community Time Capsule!
Suggestions of items for the time capsule:
- historical or everyday objects
- handmade items (projects you’ve made at the art center!)
- a letter to the kids of the future
- favorite family recipes
- predictions of the future
Our Community Time Capsule will be honored during our Fabulous Family Day (FREE) on October 13!