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

2016-17_Carrie_NewcomerCarrie Newcomer

With pianist Gary Walter
January 19, 7:30 p.m.
Part of Boykin Series 20
Tickets: Adult $25, Senior/Youth $20
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Miniature Masterpieces

A Fun Night for a Good Cause!
February 28, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m

Back by popular demand - our Miniature Masterpieces 2017 event! For the ticket price of $50, you will enjoy a fun, festive evening with delicious food and lively libations, and will take home an 8”x8” miniature masterpiece created and donated by one of our local/regional artists. Last year we offered on-the-spot framing, and due to its popularity we will offer it again. Part of the proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward visual arts programming for children and adults – a win-win for all of Wilson. So gather your friends and family and join us for a fun night for a good cause! Tickets will be available for purchase starting on November 17, 2016 (just in time to give as unique and thoughtful holiday gifts!). In case of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled for Thursday, March 2.



Guys and Dolls

2016.07_Guys and Dolls LogoPresented by ACT! for Youth
January 27, 28, February 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
January 29, February 5 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15/ $10 for students and seniors
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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