NEWS & PRESS

Celebrating Arts Education Month: Van Wezel Teaching Artists

The month of March is annually recognized as #ArtsEducationMonth. This year, we honored the Van Wezel Teaching Artists that help make our mission a reality every day. Through a partnership with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s Education department, the Foundation prides itself on providing a variety of arts integration  opportunities to tens of thousands …

FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES “NO GALA” CAMPAIGN

The Van Wezel Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event, the Inspiration Gala, provides direct support for arts integration programs that serve tens of thousands of students, educators, and families each year. This year, we invite you to be inspired and make a direct impact by participating in our No Gala Campaign. You can allocate your No …

INSPIRATION GALA VOTED BEST FUNDRAISING EVENT

We are pleased to share the exciting news that the Van Wezel Foundation’s 2020 Inspiration Gala was voted BEST FUNDRAISING EVENT for the Herald Tribune’s Reader’s Choice awards. The awards were announced in today’s issue of the Sunday newspaper. It is an honor to receive the first-place spot– especially in a community that is filled …

CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF LILLIAN HUISKING

Lillian Huisking always loved the arts. Lillian spent her final years in a retirement community, taking the bus to Van Wezel shows. “The Van Wezel really improved the last 10 years of her life,” said Charlie Huisking, her son (pictured above with his mother).  “She loved live performances and fully supported education of the arts.” …

AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST LYNDA BLACKMON LOWERY HOLDS TALKBACK

Thanks to the generosity of the Van Wezel Foundation Friends and donors, the Foundation partnered with the Van Wezel’s Education department to host a Zoom live talkback with author Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest participant in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A musical adaptation of Lowery’s memoir, Turning 15 on the Road …

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