The work of 65 talented local artists will be displayed at the Wentzville Community Club for the next three nights.
The Spanning the Generations Art Show, sponsored by the Crossroads Arts Council, Wentzville Area Senior Services (WASSI), and Wentzville Parks and Recreation, runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1.
The show features artists from the ages of 18 – 85, but it was originally conceived as an opportunity to offer high school students a way to display their work, said organizer and CAC President Diane Ransom.
The organizers decided that senior citizens also deserved a place to display their artwork, even if they were no longer actively creating. “That’s how the name – Spanning the Generations – came to be,” Ransom said.
Artists have commented that they like the relaxed rules of the event. “We want to allow for a wider variety (of art),” Ransom said. “We don’t exclude anyone.”
The event also features actual artists at work and an opportunity for visitors to add their own artistic renderings. The CAC will be selling quilt raffle tickets and displaying chairs that will be part of the upcoming Chair-ish Wentzville event at Wentzville Days in May.
The success of last year’s inaugural show prompted the formation of Wentzville’s new Crossroads Arts Council, which already has another successful event, the Octoberfest Wine and Art Festival, under its collective belt. The group is also planning and building a public art display for Wentzville’s Splash Station.