Winnsboro Center for the Arts
“Embracing the Spirit of Creativity”
Classes & Workshops
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Spring has sprung and we are so grateful to those who have participated in our classes and workshops so far this year! As we continue to offering classes and workshops in 2021, we are open to suggestions so please email email@example.com and tell us what you would like offered at WCA!
April 3rd – Colored Pencil Workshop
with Kaye Jackson
Every Thursday – Painting Classes
with Efton Edwards
Every Tuesday Starting April 20th – Colored Pencil Classes with Kaye Jackson
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 903-342-0686 to register for classes or workshops.
Art in the Gallery – Student Art Exhibit
February 26th – April 10th
Reception – March 7th at 2:30
April 26th: 7pm – 9pm
Auditions for “Doublewide, Tx”
Are you ready to get on stage? It’s time for the Bowery Players to put on a show and we need you! Come audition for the our first production of the season on Monday, April 26th. “Doublewide, Texas,” by Jones, Hope, and Wooten is a wonderful, crazy, fun show that has nine parts available for both men and women ages 18 and up!
There is no appointment necessary for an audition slot. Simply come and read cold from the script! No parts have been cast yet so don’t be shy!
Rehearsals will begin in May and the show will open in June. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact director Shelley Aubrey at email@example.com! You may also call WCA at 903-342-0686.
See you on stage!
Gallery Gift Shop
Our first Holiday Gift Sale was a success. Thank you to all who came in to shop and support our local artists!
Although the seasonal items are now gone, there is still plenty to peruse including paintings, drawings, shawls, gloves, books, jewelry, music, and more!
Our Giving Tree is still up if you would like to donate to WCA to help us purchase supplies for our new performance space. Stop in or give us a call!
Saturday, May 1, 2021
206 Market St
Please join us for our third annual Festival of Books! Bring the family and enjoy an opening children’s performance by Winnsboro’s own Alter Dance Studio. Then stay for a special children’s concert by King of Cajun Jo-El Sonnier who will also be signing his new children’s book. The morning will close with a panel discussion on children’s literature.
Afternoon sessions will include keynote speaker, Michael Merschel, noted author and friend of the late Kate Park, to whom this festival is dedicated. The afternoon will close with a mystery panel led by Winnsboro native and award-winning author Melissa Lenhardt.
Published authors from all over the state will display their books for sale. Authors interested in participating may download the registration form here.
This Festival would not be possible without the support of our sponsors:
-Chip and Terry Mathews
-The Bowery Book Club
-The Mrs. A.D. Francis Endowment Fund administered by East Texas Communiities Foundation on behalf of Winnsboro Community Foundation
-Texas Commission on the Arts
Youth Programs & Summer Camps
East Texas Giving Day
East Texas Giving Day is an online 18-hour day of giving that provides critical funding for our area nonprofits. The purpose of an area-wide Giving Day is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for East Texas nonprofits. This initiative, organized by East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF), provides citizens an easy platform to support the mission of local nonprofits that serve our many communities.
Prescheduled Giving Starts: April 5, 2021 @5PM
East Texas Giving Day: April 27, 2021 @6AM – April 28, 2021 @12AM (Online)How to Donate
Please click on the link below to donate!
Your generous donations will help us to expand our educational programming for the children and learners of all ages in our community as well as expand our materials for our upcoming Performing Arts Center!
Winnsboro Center for the Arts is a vibrant cultural center in the heart of the Arts District which hosts a variety of cultural activities from concerts, theater productions, and art exhibits to classes, workshops, and festivals. Activities geared especially for children include music and art lessons and summer camps.
of the Arts District
Wed – Sat10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Goes a Long Way
Here at Winnsboro Center for the Arts, we think the transformative experience of participating in the arts is for everyone, and your support makes that a reality.
You can support WCA by becoming a member, by volunteering or by donating to the organization.
Volunteers play a very important role at WCA. There are many opportunities to get involved. Fill out a quick form and start supporting the art community today.
“Embracing the Spirit of Creativity”
It’s easy to become a member. Select from several levels of membership and begin to enjoy all that the center has to offer.
Funding assistance provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Thanks to County Line Magazine for their support of live music on The Bowery Stage and in all of East Texas.
As a National Guild member, Winnsboro Center for the Arts is committed to ensuring all people have opportunities to maxize their creative potential.
Some Bowery Stage performances are presented with the assistance of the Texas Touring Artists program of the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Thanks to the Community Chronicle for covering the Art Centers events.