Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council (WACC)

The Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining vibrant creative resources in the City of Wilsonville for residents, guests, and neighbors.

WACC operates the annual Wilsonville Festival of the Arts.

About Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council (WACC)

Our Mission

The Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council is a community organization that supports a variety of art and culture activities in Wilsonville. This is done to educate, entertain, attract visitors, and maintain a vibrant community.


The Wilsonville Arts and Culture Council was founded in 1995 by Theonie Gilmore, who had a vision to create access to arts and culture in Wilsonville for everyone and create a uniting force for various events in our community.  The Wilsonville Festival of Art was begun independently a few years later by artist and educator Christopher Shotola-Hardt.  After a few years, the two groups joined forces and WFA has become a major regional event.  The art festival and other special events help define the City of Wilsonville, attract new business, and stimulate local economic growth.  It also brings together a powerhouse of creative talents and makes them readily accessible to the public.

Support WACC, invest in our community!

Please help support the Wilsonville Arts & Culture Council and our programming.  Your donation is tax-deductible.

Click on the yellow “Donate” link below to be directed to PayPal where you can complete your donation securely.

Thank you for your generous support!

Questions? Interested in volunteering?

Send us a message at wilsonvilleartspresident@gmail.com

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