When: July 15, 2023
20+ Local Artists
Shop from professional artists specializing in drawing, painting, textiles, glass and more!
30+ Student Artisits
Students 11-13 years old have a booth with homemade creations available.
Pictures from the beautiful celebration held October 11th
This Saturday, Western Avenue Community Center's Summer Leadership Program staff and participants per present at a Mural Unveiling and performance. Our Program Click here to read more.
Read about why drinking water is important from our Activities Director, Orman Jones
At the end of April, we congratulated Saul Pulido, our Interpretation Coordinator on his retirement! Saul has been an advocate for the Hispanic Community as an interpreter and translator since the early 2000s. We are so grateful for his work, passion, and love for his clients and Western Avenue. Saul will still be staying at the Center as a part-time interpreter, but will be passing on his coordinator duties.
A strong dedication to community service and leadership are characteristics Willie Brown displayed throughout his life in Bloomington-Normal, including work with the Western Avenue Community Center, NAACP, the Urban League and other groups.
Brown, a longtime State Farm executive, passed away March 5 at the age of 74. To honor his commitment to the Bloomington-Normal community and to continue Brown’s legacy, State Farm on Wednesday donated $250,000 to the Western Avenue Community Center (WACC) in Bloomington.
¡Hola desde Western Avenue! Mi nombre es Mary Tackett y estoy muy emocionada y honrada por estar aquí, como la nueva directora ejecutiva de Western Avenue. El primer contacto que tuve con WACC, fue como pasante en el Programa de Alcance Hispano, cuando estudiaba en Illinois Wesleyan, in 2011, y desde ese entonces,supe que WACC era un lugar especial.
Hello from Western Avenue! My name is Mary Tackett and I am so excited and honored to be here asthe new Executive Director at Western Avenue. I was first introduced to WACC as an intern with the Hispanic Outreach Program when I went to Illinois Wesleyan in 2011, and even then, I knew it was a special place.