Performing Arts

A variety of performances are staged at the beautifully renovated Edna Boykin Cultural Center in Historic Downtown Wilson, including the ACT! for Youth season, the Boykin Series, and the Playhouse of Wilson season. Several other local community arts groups also host events throughout the year.


Visual Arts

Four galleries in two different venues offer a variety of work from local and regionally known artists. The main exhibition galleries rotate work every few months with opening receptions held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Visiting artist lectures take place at 5 p.m., just prior to the opening reception.




Both children and adults can benefit from a variety of classes, including our Visual Arts Academy, Creative Kids Workshop, summer camps, acting classes, Paint & Pour classes, and several workshops in both visual and performing arts.


Upcoming Events

The Bellamy Brothers

Presented by Boykin Series 20
March 17, 7:30 PM
Tickets: $35/ $30 for students and seniors
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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Cat in the Hat LogoAuditions:
February 6, 7 at 5:30 p.m.

March 31, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
April 2 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $12/ $10 for students and seniors
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We encourage our patrons to purchase ACT! For Youth tickets early. There is a $3 charge on all tickets purchased at the door on the day of the performance.
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Battle Karaoke

A Benefit for the Arts Council of Wilson
6 p.m., Friday April 7
Edna Boykin Center

Open Karaoke Challenge

Tickets $10
Drinks for sale provide by Brewmasters
Sandwiches for sale provided by Chick-Fil-A
Tickets available at the door or purchase in advance by calling (252) 291-4329

Back for its second year, Battle Karaoke is a chance for you to show off your karaoke skills on the stage at the historic Edna Boykin Cultural Center. Contestant sign ups begin the evening of the performance from 6-7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:15. We will be joined by a distinguished panel of judges, and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded. Make plans to come out and enjoy this great night that supports the arts!

Presented by Brewmasters, Farris & Farris, and


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