Department of Art and Design

First Wednesday

Stop by the WIU Department of Art & Design for First Wednesday .

First Wednesday events are

  • Open Studio Nights which are hosted on the first Wednesday of every full month during the academic semesters.
  • Open Studio projects are taught in the Art & Design studio classrooms from 7-9 pm in Garwood Hall and the Heating Plant Annex (HPA).
  • The University Art Gallery will also be open, so check out the amazing exhibitions! These events are free and open to the public.
  • Projects are designed for all ages.
  • Student and family friendly!

Free. Open to all ages. Student and family friendly!


  • September 7, 2022 (schedule)
  • October 5, 2022 (schedule)
  • November 2, 2022 (schedule)
  • February 1, 2023
  • March 1, 2023
  • April 5, 2024

first wednesday