Welcome to the WBCAA
Williams Bay Cultural Arts Alliance
To foster and support cultural arts and cultural arts education in Williams Bay, Wisconsin through community based partnerships
and programming including fine art, artisan crafts, music, theater, dance and other cultural traditions.
The Williams Bay Cultural Arts Alliance is a 501 c 3 organization dedicating to providing cultural avenues for the residents and visitors to the Bay. With scenic and peaceful natural beauty, the Lake Geneva area has long been a home to many talented artists, writers, and musicians and has a rich history connected to the local population, European immigrants and Chicago transplants. At WBCAA we believe that culture represents and supports a sense of community, that it gives meaning to and enhances our daily lives.
PROGRAMS: The WBCAA currently supports and coordinates several programs and has an eye towards creating more in the future.
Williams Bay Fine Art & Fine Craft Fest (formerly Art in the Bay)
This juried fine art show was established in 1976 and is the oldest and longest running art show in Walworth County. Each year this event brings several thousands of visitors to the quiet hamlet of Williams Bay to view and have the opportunity to purchase world class, local fine art. Interested artists can click on the Williams Bay Fine Art & Fine Craft tab to download an application. For more information on this program, please contact Marijo Petullo at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the Contact form.
The Eyes Have It
The Eyes Have It is an amateur art contest. The theme of this contest is what the inner eye or mind sees within. The First Place winner receives a cash prize of $250, and a Runner’s Up Winner receives a cash prize of $150. For more information on this program, please contact Sandy Johnson at (262) 325-1065.
The Williams Bay Community Choir
The WBCC gave its inaugural performance at the Art Fest, 2018. Most recently they performed music from the early 20th century at the Williams Bay Centennial Celebration and gave four Christmas Concerts. This start-up choir is looking for all voice types to perform both classical and contemporary works for the public. If you are interested in joining the Community Choir or booking us for a special event, please contact Sandy Johnson at 262-325-1065.
Art Walk in the Bay
This program takes place in November and December. Participating businesses host visiting artists and open their doors on Friday evenings for holiday shopping and special holiday treats. The Williams Bay Community Choir lends a festive, old-town air with caroling in the shops and around town, dressed in traditional Dicken’s style, of course. Janis Anton Chairs this program.
Theater Arts Scholarships
For the past two years, the WBCAA has administered two, $1,000 college scholarships to Williams Bay High School students who will go on to study theater arts or drama.
Visual Arts Scholarships
Each year the WBCAA gives two $1,000 college scholarships to Williams Bay High School students who go on to study art, or a related program, such as art therapy, graphic design, or architecture. The funds for these scholarships are provided by the Williams Bay Fine Art Fest.
If you are interested in participating in our programs, serving on a committee, or would like to share an idea or suggestion, please contact Sandra Johnson, Director, at 262-325-1065 or by email: wbculturalartsalliance.com.