Community in Action
West Park Cultural Center (WPCC) was founded to help revitalize and maintain a vibrant West Park community while making programs available to residents city-wide.
For Children and Youth
We offer after school arts (YAP), arts infusion during the school day (Arts for Literacy),and a summer arts and nature program (Camp Ginkgo). Facilitated by professional artists, these programs provide top notch instruction and caring mentorship. The West Park Cultural website houses student on-line portfolios of their creative accomplishments and parents can interact with their child and WPCC using the Parent Dashboard.
West Park Cultural Center feels it is also important to provide support to those in the community ages 18 and up. Staying true to our mission to use the arts to build a vibrant community we depart from traditional structures by integrating the arts into the skill development process beginning with drawing to build visual literacy.
Our annual West Park Arts Fest brings families together for a day of live performances, activities in the Children’s Pavilion, drawing and performance workshops, and exploring items on sale by our arts and craft vendors. The festival also serves as the culminating event for our program year to showcase student work as well as performances by professional artists. This event includes up to 30 arts, cultural and community partners.
For us partnership is key to building program and organizational capacity. We welcome the opportunity to explore and create new relationships.