The Waupaca Community Arts Board (WCAB) is a group of passionate volunteers dedicated to incorporating the arts into everyday life of people of all ages, and artistic abilities by promoting creativity, artistic expression and community building.

Stay up to date with the activities of the WCAB by exploring our webpage!  

Sign up for our newsletter; attend and participate in an event; join us in our mission to make Waupaca the most creative place!

Arts on the Square

Join us for a spectacular week of creative fun in Waupaca during ARTicipation Week, August 11 - 15th!
Go here for the schedule of events!

Then get ready of the 13th Annual Arts on the Square, August 16-17th!  A rocking Street Dance with the People Brothers Band on Friday night, then a full day Saturday with:

  • Music on 3 stages
  • Over 30 juried art booths
  • Interactive arts workshops
  • Human chess
  • Festival food
  • the 10 person Pedal Cloud
  • Street Murals
  • Art Demonstrations
  • Emerging Artists
  • and more...

Go here for the full program!

Murals at Our Feet
2019 Community Art Project!

This year, we will be coming together as a community led by artists, to paint 7 of our city’s crosswalks!


Learn more about about Murals at Our Feet

Summer Nights Concert Series

4 Concerts in 2019!

Join us for 4 free outdoor concerts, Wednesday nights at South Park, 7pm

Come ready to dance and enjoy the music of 4 incredibly entertaining bands, while overlooking the beauty of Shadow Lake at South Park!

Learn more about our Summer Concert series

June 19:  Art Stevenson and High Water

July 17:  Hip Pocket

July 31:  Stephen Cooper and Nobody Famous

August 14:  Paul Cebar and Tomorrow Sound



Human Chess Game at Arts on the Square!

We will be playing a game of Chess at Arts on the Square, and you might want to participate! On Saturday, August 17 at 2pm, we will be hosting a unique chess game, and you could be part of it!

Human Chess is a live chess game with people acting as the chess pieces on a gigantic board.  This game has been played since medieval times, and we will be playing here, in Waupaca!

Kids through adults welcome; no experience necessary, you don't even need to know how to play chess!

Wear an artist made costume, (provided by the Chess Costume Workshop at Arts on the Square) be a Bishop, a Knight, or a Pawn or Queen!  Our competing Chess Players will call out moves and you will move about the chess board as the  fierce (but fun!) ensues!

Send an e-mail to us if you would like to be a real live Chess piece at the first ever Human Chess Game.





Waupaca Local Live


 Waupaca Local Live is a radio program where local musicians can come in to the studio, play their original music before a live studio audience, play some best cuts from their CD, and discuss what inspires them.

Learn more and watch Waupaca Local Live