Director of Programming, Anita Wiglesworth wins “Forty Under 40” award

The North Bay Business Journal has announced the winners of its sixth-annual Forty Under 40 awards and we are proud to report that the Center’s Director of Programming, Anita Wiglesworth is on the list! Click here to read the story and see the full list of winners in the Business Journal online..

Anita Wiglesworth, 37, Director of Programming, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa

Managing the Arts Center’s music, comedy, dance, theater, speakers, family performances and special events are only part of Anita Wiglesworth’s responsibilities.

She also oversees in-school artist residencies, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, pre/post performance activities and professional development programs for teachers – as well as a Music For Schools instrument lending library and campus art initiatives.

Greatest professional achievement: Growing educational and outreach activities into a nationally recognized program serving over 30,000 students and teachers through hands-on arts experiences and introductions to live performances.

Single most important recent event: Launching a successful statewide mentorship program for presenting organizations and next generation leaders in this field.

Hobbies: Sculpting, welding, kayaking, hiking, cooking and travel.

Favorite after-work drink: Champagne.