A Brief History of the Weyauwega Arts Organization

1938In March of 2007 Kathy Fehl and Ian Teal formed the Weyauwega Arts Organization. They applied for 501c3 status, which in due course was approved. Their hope was and remains to nurture young people, giving them an opportunity to express themselves. Besides this is the wish to develop original theater pieces of all kinds, and bring them to the public. Kathy and Ian each have a background in writing, directing and producing theater and film.

Kathy and Ian purchased the Gerold Opera House in the summer of ’07, and began extensive renovations. The first big event was a concert with Annie Hughes, on November 31st of 2007.

In August of 2008 we met Holly Martin who has made it possible for us to progress. She built the website, worked on grants, and helped inspire us. She has a theater and musical theater background and brings true enthusiasm and understanding.

WEGA ARTS Vision Statement

Bring performing arts, film workshops, and visual arts to the community. Develop original material in Weyauwega with an emphasis on film. Create an environment that encourages individuals of all ages to express themselves. Create an opportunity to actively use creativity for social change with an emphasis on film. Support strong citizenship, resilience of character, and interactions among members of the community by means of shared experience observing art, theater, film and creating original projects, together with the opportunity to discuss what has been seen and created. National Reach: bring talent to Weyauwega in the form of original plays, scripts, films and guest artists.

Who We Are

Kathy Fehl – Artistic Director
Ian Teal – Executive Director
Holly Martin – General Manager

Board of Directors

Anne Casey
Tim Dietzen
Kathy Fehl
John Gusmer
Ray Hutchinson
Ryan Hutchinson
Todd Mallasch
Holly Martin
Pat Pfeifer
Amy Pietsch
Jack Rhodes
Ian Teal
Mary Ann Wells

Advisory Board

Caroline Coulston
Christine Faulks
Vance Linden
Kathi Seifert

Weyauwega Arts Organization, Inc
PO Box 50
136 East Main Street
Weyauwega, WI 54983
920-867-4888
info@wegaarts.org

Wega Arts is a 501c3
EIN #87-0798025