Watertown Arts Council
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The Watertown Arts Council and composer Dan Senn

The Watertown Arts Council co-sponsored a music and art performance workshop with international artist and composer Dan Senn. The workshop was organized by Studio 84, hosted by Bethesda, and co-sponsored by the WHS Parent Music Club and WHS Art Club. The performance was held Sunday May 31st and will be aired on the Watertown TV.






Circulating Art Collection

Over the years the council has acquired over 300 works of art, most of which are purchased at the annual juried arts festival the third Sunday in June. The art is displayed in area businesses and public buildings.

To be considered as a site to display a piece of art in the circulating art collection

email Watertown Arts Council

or

Watertown Art Council
P.O. Box 545
Watertown, WI 53094

Locations
Animal Health Center
Anna Nitschman Apartments
Associated Bank
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Dodge County Justice Facility
Domani Spa
Eyewear Unlimited
Heritage Homes
Jefferson County Court House
Johnson Arms
Landmark Building / Senior Housing
Lyon's Irish Pub
M&I Bank
Main Street Program
Marquardt Manor
MATC
Neuberger, Griggs, Sweet & Smith
Riverside Middle School
Riverwood
U.W. Extension Jefferson
Watertown Care's Clinic
Watertown City Hall
Watertown Elk's Lodge #666
Watertown Health
Watertown High School
Watertown Public Library
Watertown Regional Medical Center
Women's Health Center
Fannie P. Lewis Park Bobby Maas Memorial Fountain

T he Bobby Maas Memorial Fountain in Fanny Lewis Park was dedicated Sunday, August 8, 2004 at a 12 noon ceremony. Dedication speakers were Joe Darcey, Frank Van Der Hoogt, Lee Block, Sherrie Avery-King, Mayor John David, and Deb Maas Brix. Ramona Hackbarth, fountain chairperson, was the mistress of ceremonies.

A Pre Musical was provided by a flute quartet: Vicki Larsen, Andrea & Kendra Gurne, & Chelsea Ulm

Fannie P. Lewis Park Bobby Maas Memorial Fountain
Photo by John Hart of The Watertown Daily Times

Those involved in the completion of the fountain project were Maas Bros. Construction (Collin Maas), Archie Monuments, Wilke Electric, Sunrise Pool & Spa (Scott Grunewald,) Marty's Bobcats, and Ed Breunig (rocks). Landscaping was done by Chuck Andersen, Ramona Hackbarth, and Julie Kulke with materials purchased at Ebert's Greenhouse Village.

Bobby Maas (8/13/1922 - 8/22/2000) was a patron of the arts in Watertown and one of the founders of the Watertown Arts Council. She was president of the council for over 25 years and spent many hours on the councilís outdoor art festival. She also fostered the beautification of the city of Watertown through the installation of three river fountans, the hanging planters on Main Street, Christmas lights, and the councilís circulating art collection.

Rock River Fountains

At one time three River Fountains were installed during the summer between the Main Street and Milwaukee Street bridges. The cost of the first fountain was shared with the city in 1989. In 1991 the council expended $17,000 of its funds to purchase two additional fountains.

As of the spring of 2004 only one of the three original River Fountains is in operating condition. The Art Council is seeking funds to replace the other fountains.


Murals in downtown Watertown


Artist Vance Hull. Located on the west side of the Curves building at Water and Main St.


Artist Sherry Ertl. Located on the east side of the building on Main St. between Water and First.


Artist Gail Mac Askill. Work in progress at 4th and Main St.

Youth Art Scholarship

Three scholarships to summer art camps are awarded to high school students each year.


Flowers in the City

The council has been actively involved in the selection and placement of flowers in the city, particularly the Main Street flower pots and beds on Western Avenue and Fanny Lewis Park where weeping willow trees were also planted.


Main Street Flower Pots

Weeping Willow trees planted at Fanny Lewis Park
 
Streetscape and Downtown Historic Preservation
 
Flower Beds on Western Avenue
 
Bench donated to the Watertown HS Peace Garden