Consider making an end of year donation today to support WMA’s mission, programs and commitment to artists.

In 2020, WMA will see more than 4,000 students on field trips and reach more than 20,000 inside and outside the museum — your gift will make this work possible! Will you help us reach our goal to raise $12,000 by December 31st? A suggested donation of $35 will help WMA keep admission free for daily visitors, create 14+ exhibitions, sustain 17+ programs like Bus on Us and First Saturday Family Day, and more!

Wiregrass Museum of Art

… promotes accessibility and provides free admission for all daily visitors. We work to remove barriers so that everyone can experience the transformative power of art.

… cultivates innovative environments to encourage lifelong learning at every age. We work to ensure a welcoming environment for creative expression and cultural sharing.

… gives artists a platform to experiment and grow their studio practice. We work to support artists through exhibitions, creative and financial support, and networking opportunities.

… is committed to the social, cultural, and economic development of the Wiregrass through the visual arts. We work to sustain the museum’s presence as a gathering place and improve the region’s livability.

For further information, email Development Director Melissa Rea
or call (334) 794-3871 ext. 24.

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.