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Social Action Committee

WATA is excited to announce the formation of a new Social Action Committee, open to WATA members and non-members as well.  The committee will be focused on community building, empowerment, sustainability, equity, and justice through art. Creating spaces for the community at large to share their voice.
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The Committee will be action-based with its primary focus on community building, promoting agency, sustainability, equity, and justice.


  • Develop spaces for the community at-large to share their voice using creative processes
  • Respond in the moment to social justice crises/concerns by providing first aid arts solutions to those directly affected
  • Partner with local community organizations to facilitate and leverage opportunities to support mission
  • Raise awareness of the healing role art provides in decreasing mental health stigma among underrepresented groups (through training, mentoring, or other means)

Contact the Social Action Committee to get involved or to learn more.

Current Projects

Past Events

Comfort & Joy Ornament Project

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


ORNAMENT MAKING WORKSHOPS at Martha Merrell’s Books in Downtown Waukesha (Click for the Flyer):

Comfort and Joy Ornament Workshop Flyer single

We are creating paper ornaments with messages of hope & healing which will be displayed by businesses in downtown Waukesha.

There will be a dropoff site for ornaments at the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186.

Find instructions on creating ornaments here:

Template here:

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