About the WACC

Without support for arts and cultural activities, neighborhoods lack vibrancy and interest. That’s why the Westcott Area Cultural Coalition is committed to funding creative projects that help make the Westcott Neighborhood a great place to live, work, and socialize.

Our History

The Westcott Area Cultural Coalition (WACC) was established in 2008 to continue the Westcott Street Cultural Fair and to develop and support other projects in the neighborhood.

The Westcott Street Cultural Fair is an annual event begun in 1992 to create a festival that would bring the neighborhood together to celebrate its resources and strengths. The Fair’s mission is to promote a strong sense of community among diverse groups and individuals who make up the Westcott neighborhood and to increase the awareness of the neighborhood and business district as a great place to live, work, shop and recreate. The WSCF is held on a Sunday in September.

The purpose of the WACC is to promote and develop arts and cultural activities in the Westcott Neighborhood. The Westcott neighborhood has a mix of students, families, employees, businesses, community groups and artists that create a great place to live and work.

The Westcott Area Cultural Coalition (WACC) showcases the neighborhood and its diversity, enhancing the desirability to live, work and socialize in the neighborhood. The organization sponsors special events featuring arts and cultural activities. The organization’s Board members are all members of the community and are all volunteers that plan and organize the events.


Our Board of Directors

Paul Harvey


Sharon Sherman


Carl Mellor


Kim McCoy

Board Member

Steve Susman

Board Member

Samantha Pierce

Board Member

Nada Odeh

Board Member

Steve Pearlman

Board Member

Rebecca Shaffer-Mannion

Board Member