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Letters to the Editor

Academy thankful for support and successes

Woodlawn Arts Academy would like to express sincere gratitude for the community’s support during its second “Art Rocks” appeal.

The contributions from this annual campaign will assist with programming costs and scholarships for students in need. 

Each year the academy sees an increased need for financial assistance. The Sauk Valley community’s generosity helps make Woodlawn’s motto – “Where the Arts are for Everyone” – a reality.

I am so pleased to see the continuous growth and interest in the arts at Woodlawn Arts Academy.

The presence of the arts in our community and its positive impact is evident. The academy’s commitment to excellence is stronger than ever as we consistently strive to offer quality artistic opportunities to the Sauk Valley.

It was very exciting to receive such abundant support during our second campaign. We are extremely thankful.

Woodlawn Arts Academy began operation at its current facility in October 2006, and offered classes in visual, performance, theatre and literary arts with 41 student registrations.

That number has grown to more than 3,200 student registrations last year. That’s up more than 600 from the previous year.

Today, instruction in all disciplines of the arts is offered,000------ including visual, music, dance, theatre, domestic, culinary, literary and healing. The academy continues to grow. Each season more opportunities are offered for students at all ages and skill levels. 

Woodlawn Arts Academy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 educational organization that is proud to be an agency supported by the United Way of Whiteside County. For more information about programs and classes, visit or call 815-626-4278.

Note to readers: Christy Zepezauer is the executive director.

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