Winnsboro Center for the Arts


Dancing at Lughnasa
by Brian Friel

Directed by Dr. John A. Price

Dancing at Lughnasa is a memory play told from the point of view of adult Michael Evans, as he recounts the summer in his aunts’ cottage when he was seven years old. Set in the summer of 1936, the play explores how youth and innocence can paint a very different picture of the reality around us.  It is the story of five sisters as they optimistically welcome home their frail elder brother, Jack, who has returned from a life as a Catholic missionary in Africa.  However, as the summer ends hope fades as societal pressures extinguish all hope for the sisters’ future.

Art Exhibitions

This is the last week of this incredible show.  Make sure you come by before its gone.  Last viewing date Saturday July 20. 

Coming Exhibition

Literary Event

A Book Discussion on "Jackie"

Thursday, July 25, 2024 3:00 p.m.

Last month, we were honored to be a part of Dawn Tripp’s book tour for her new book, Jackie.  We had such a wonderful afternoon visiting with Dawn as she discussed her writing process, research, views on life, and the importance of literature .

 Join us July 25, at 3:00 p.m. to discuss this captivating story.  We hope to see you there.  If you didn’t make the event in June you are still welcome to come discuss “Jackie”.We have a few signed copies available at the Center if you haven’t gotten your copy yet.  Drop by to see us. 

2024 Summer Camps

Our Summer Camps are for all school-aged kids, exploring music, visual arts, and theater.  For more information check the links below. 


August 24th

           Nancy Beauchamp “Peppers on Parade”          Dry Pastels

September 28th

Ashley’s Flowers  “Floral Pumpkin”

October 11th & 12th

       Linda Lucas Hardy “The Colors of White”         Colored Pencil Painting

Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering

Art and Wine Festival

Mark your calendars now

Friday and Saturday, Nov 1st-2nd

Call to Artist 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Art and Wine Festival, please click on the link below for information and to apply . 

Our Story

Winnsboro Center for the Arts is a vibrant cultural center which anchors the Cultural Arts District and hosts a variety of activities from concerts, theater productions, and art exhibits to classes, workshops, and festivals. Activities geared especially for children include music, art lessons, and summer camps.

We invite you to view our video, Winnsboro Center for the Arts – Twenty Years in the Making, to gain a better understanding of our history and our vision for the future.


The Heart
of the Arts District

Our current open hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

Your Support
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.

Funding assistance provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thanks to County Line Magazine for their support of the arts here and in all of East Texas.

Some Bowery Stage performances are presented with the assistance of the Texas Touring Artists program of the Texas Commission on the Arts.

As a National Guild member, Winnsboro Center for the Arts is committed to ensuring all people have opportunities to maxize their creative potential.