The non-profit West Plains Arts Academy is working to bring affordable and accessible opportunities in our community for individuals to explore the creative arts in a safe, creative, uplifting and nurturing environment with the goal of building self-esteem, learning, commitment, responsibility, communication and teamwork – skills that are critical to success in both school and life.

WPAA works in partnership with Cheney Parks & Recreation to offer classes in dance, theater, and visual arts for young people K-4, 5-8, 9-12 (and adults too!)

We have big dreams for our organization.  We would love to help create a vibrant arts community right here in the West Plains.  We want it accessible and affordable for everyone.  The arts help people step outside themselves and experience life through other people’s eyes.  We think those types of experiences bring people together and foster empathy and understanding – something our world could use a great deal of.