Art Slide


Art for Peace in Ukraine

More information coming soon!  WATA’s Social Action Committee is developing an effort to partner with Ukrainian artists and create events that will generate support for refugees and wounded soldiers on the ground.

Past Events

Stars of Hope for Waukesha


Community Art Therapy in the wake of the Christmas Parade Tragedy

WATA’s Social Action Committee has been present with the Waukesha community through the Comfort and Joy Ornament Project, created as an art therapy first response in the aftermath of the violent and tragic events of November 21, 2021. Messages of support and solidarity were written and drawn on ornaments which now adorn Healing Trees in businesses throughout the parade route and Downtown Waukesha area.

As Waukesha continues to grow in strength and preparation for future parades and celebrations of life, we are setting the intention to illuminate the downtown with thousands of colorful stars.

Click here for more information on the message and mission of Stars of Hope. 

WATA Partnership with the Milwaukee Art Therapy Collective:

“Unbound” Book Art Exhibition

Open call for art! Submit your entries using this link:

This show will be all inclusive of handmade books, artist books, altered books, art created from book materials and any book-related creations. All submissions are due by January 24th via Google forms.
The ATCB allows one juried art exhibition per renewal term, participation and acceptance in a juried show earns you 10 CEUs towards your recertification!
Additional information provided in the link above.

Comfort & Joy Ornament Project

The Comfort & Joy Ornament Project for Waukesha aims to foster unity and support following the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy.



Between 2-4 PM

Martha Merrell’s Books & Toys – 231 W Main St, Waukesha, WI

Phone: (262) 547-1060


2021 WATA Annual Meeting of the Membership

521 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

Create a Fabric Meditation Book

Learn this process of fiber arts for your own self-care practice and/or for use with your clients.

Hosted by Emma Freeman


Sunday, September 19, 2021, 8:30 am WATA table, 10:00 am Walk

Join the WATA Social Action Committee and WATA BOD members to show support for people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease through the WALK to END ALZHEIMER’S.  This will be a family-friendly event beginning at Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront.

WATA will have a table with information about art therapy and older adults/caregiver support, etc., before the walk at 8:30 am-10:00 am.

Join the WATA WALK TEAM here:

Gallery Night Invite