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 wca.artscenter@gmail.com and tell us what you would like offered at WCA!

Workshops:
April 3rd – Colored Pencil Workshop
with Kaye Jackson
April 24th – Pastel Animal Portrait Workshop with Nancy Beauchamp
 
Classes:

Every Thursday – Painting Classes
with Efton Edwards
Every Tuesday Starting April 20th – Colored Pencil Classes with Kaye Jackson

Email wca.artscenter@gmail.com or call 903-342-0686 to register for classes or workshops.

Art Exhibits

Art in the Gallery – Student Art Exhibit

February 26th – April 10th

Reception – March 7th at 2:30

Winnsboro Center for the Arts is proud to present a Student Art Competition Exhibit! Come appreciate this diverse collection featuring the works of aspiring young artists from around East Texas!
 
Because of the adverse weather this past week, the gallery will now be opening on Feb. 26th. We will host the socially-distanced reception for this exhibit on March 7th at 2:30.

Bowery Stage

Upcoming Concerts

Music is coming back to the Bowery Stage! Winnsboro Center for the Arts is known for bringing in a diverse collection of musicians of every genre and we hope that you will be able to attend some of our upcoming concerts!
 
John McEuen and The String Wizards Trio – May 15th at 7:3opm!
 
Beat Root Revival
June 26th at 7:30pm
 
We are continuing to work on scheduling concerts for the 2021 season!

Theatre

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 scaubrey@ymail.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!

Literary

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

It’s time to start thinking about summer plans! This summer, we will be offering several visual arts camps for children & teens, and a theatre improv camp for ages 10 and older.
 
Please come by WCA or call 903-342-0686 to register. Payment is required upon registration. We are currently open Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.
 
Registration Forms
 
 

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.

Important Dates
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!
(https://www.easttexasgivingday.org/WCA)

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!

Our Story

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.

The Heart
of the Arts District


Wed – Sat10:00 AM – 2:00 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.

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Volunteer

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.

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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.

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