Performing Arts

A variety of performances are staged from the beautifully renovated Edna E. Boykin Cultural Center in historic downtown Wilson including ACT! for Youth, the Boykin Series, Playhouse of Wilson and other performing community groups.

Visual Arts

Four galleries in two different venues offer a variety of local and reginally known artists.


Children and adults can both benefit from a variety of classes including our Visual Arts Academy, Summer Camps, Acting Classes, Paint & Pour and a number of one-time workshops.

Summer Camps are Back!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 2016

logo 7 brides 7 brosThe Arts Council of Wilson is proud to announce that the 6th Annual Summer Community Musical will be Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original MGM film, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. A truly rollicking adventure that teaches that it takes a bride to turn seven unshaven unkempt brothers into manly gentlemen and to turn desire into romance.

July 14, 15, 16 and 17

Tickets available through: eTix

We need your support!


Help us reach our goal!
800 contributors and a total of $150,000!

On April 15, our statistics from this year’s fund drive so far:


Pledged $82,169
Contributor Endowment $850
Paid $71,169
Contributors 454


Pledged $73,253
Contributor Endowment $975
Paid $68,913
Contributors 480

Our goal is 800 contributors and a total of $150,000

A non-profit council since 1967, the Arts Council manages the Wilson Arts Center and the Edna Boykin Cultural Center for Wilson and Wilson County. We provide opportunities for all ages to explore their talents and creativity.

There are three galleries for people to see and show their artwork, The Annie Boykin Gallery on the main floor, The Cooke Gallery for student and children's work and The Vincent Lowe Gallery for local artists - primarily The Wilson Active Artist Association. Also, the Arts Council provides visual arts programs for adults, youth and children.

Through the Edna Boykin Cultural Center (EBCC) the Arts Council offers the only drama program in Wilson and Wilson County for all children kindergarten through grade 12. This provides a unique cultural experience for children.

The EBCC also hosts a professional performance series along with performances by Playhouse of Wilson and Visions Community Theater. This is futhered by support for local programs in the schools including In Harmony, the Wilson County Library, Wilson Community College, First Friday's on the Lawn and many more performances.

And there is more, so we need your support to keep our doors swinging open and the energy flowing!

Levels of giving are:
Soloist $25
Ensemble $50
Producers $100

Renaissance Society
Michelangelo $250 - $499
Raphael $500 - $999
da Vinci $1000 and up

Or make your own level, we would love to include you!


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