The Arts Council Today

The Arts Council Today

Since it was first organized back in 1967, the Arts Council has continued to grow and thrive with the support of local businesses and the many, many private individuals who give time and money to help us fulfill our mission. Our current programming includes:

In Visual Arts

• The Visual Arts Academy, which provides art instruction for local area high school youth
• Creative Kids Academy, which provides art instruction for local area elementary youth
• The Visual Arts Series, presenting at least six gallery shows a year at no cost to the public
• The Lowe Celebration Hall, which exhibits the work of the Wilson Active Artists
• The Cooke Student Gallery, which exhibits work of the youth of Wilson and Wilson County
• A variety of workshops in the Visual Arts for all ages

In Performing Arts

• The ACT! for Youth Program, providing performing arts education for local area youth
• The Boykin Series, providing professional concerts and performances for all ages
• Performance spaces for The Playhouse, Visions Community Theater Group, and various other community groups needing performance and rehearsal spaces
• Workshops in the Performing Arts

In the Community

• The Grassroots Grants Program, providing funding for local arts programming for Wilson and Wilson County
• Outreach Workshops in neighborhoods in Wilson and Wilson County

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