The Williams Center for the Arts offers a wide variety of entertainment and performances and includes a state-of-the-art auditorium, a multi-functional lobby, sound/light booth, a spacious work area, several spacious dressing rooms, and multi-level storage.
The Williams Center for the Arts Auditorium holds events with entertainment and performers on this stage. We opened in the Fall of 2003. The construction of the center was part of a project which included a Wellness Center, a physical therapy suite, childhood center and several high school classrooms.
The Williams Center for the Arts is used extensively by the Oelwein Community School, civic groups in the Oelwein area, State and National groups, and arts related groups. The Williams Center has played host to the Governor of the State of Iowa, and several community forums.
The Williams Center for the Arts
The generosity of Churchill (Church) & Marval Williams provided the seed money for the construction of the Williams Center. Their generosity continues to gift the community through grants from the Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation.
Church was a prominent banker in Oelwein from the 1950's - 1990's, and he used his financial resources to encourage others to be community builders.
The Williams Center continues to use grants from his foundation to upgrade and improve the beautiful auditorium, a crown jewel of Oelwein.
We are proud to bear the name 'Williams' in honor of Churchill and Marval Williams.