Winnsboro Center for the Arts

“Embracing the Spirit of Creativity”

Classes & Workshops

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Please call 903-342-0686 or visit WCA at 200 Market St. if you are interested in registering for classes, workshops, or lessons. We are open to suggestions, so please let us know what you would like to see offered at WCA!

Workshops:
June 25th – Making Toys with Crochet Workshop
July 10th & 17th – Landscape Colored Pencil Workshop with Kaye Jackson
 
Art Classes:

Every Thursday – Painting Classes with Efton Edwards
Tuesdays, July 7 – August 24:
Painting Class All Levels with William Hagerman

Ceramics Classes:
June 7, 14, 21
Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics Class

Music Classes:
June 24th – Ukelele 101 Introductory Event
July 1st – August 5th – Beginner Ukulele Classes 
September 15th – November 3rd – Beginner Guitar Classes for Adults & High School

Private Music Lessons:
Guitar, voice, piano, & woodwinds

Art Exhibits

Dreamscapes Exhibit

June 12 – July 31

Reception – June 27 at 2:30

Winnsboro Center for the Arts is proud to present “Dreamscapes,” an exhibition that explores the places we visit while asleep and the places we aspire to be when awake. A wide range of expression is sure to stimulate your imagination and promises a fantastical journey through the surreal.
 
Come peruse this diverse collection of works from godly visions to fantasies and even nightmares. We hope to inspire you with the places to which you’ll be transported.

Bowery Stage

Upcoming Concerts

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!
 
Sue Foley in Concert
July 9 at 7:30 pm
 
Beat Root Revival
August 21st at 7:30 pm
Tickets that were purchased for the June concert are still valid.
 
An Afternoon & Evening with Michael Martin Murphey
October 16 at 4:30 & 7:30 pm
 
We are continuing to work on scheduling concerts for the 2021 season!

Theatre

“Doublewide, Texas”
The Bowery Players’ First Show Was a Hit!

The first theater production of 2021 was a success! “Doublewide, Texas,” completed its run this past weekend. 
 
The six performances across two weekends were well attended with each show either selling out or approaching maximum capacity. We cannot thank those who came to see this production enough. Your support of Winnsboro Center for the Arts helps us continue in our mission to bring the arts to our community.
 
We would like to thank Beaty Law for sponsoring this production. “Doublewide, Texas” would not have been possible without their generosity.
 
Please stay tuned for upcoming events with the Bowery Players, including audition information for our next production, “The Odd Couple.” 

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 has come down, however you can still donate to WCA to help us purchase supplies for our new performance space. Stop in or give us a call!

Literary

Our third Festival of Books was a success! Guests were able to peruse the published works of authors from all over the state while enjoying performances by “King of Cajun” Jo-El Sonnier and Winnsboro’s own Alter Dance Studio. The morning session also included a children’s literature panel as well as Mr. Sonnier signing his new children’s book.

The afternoon session included keynote speaker, Michael Merschel, noted author and friend of the late Kate Park, to whom this festival was dedicated. The afternoon closed with a mystery panel led by Winnsboro native and award-winning author Melissa Lenhardt.

 This Festival would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors:
-Chip and Terry Mathews
-The Bowery Book Club
-Community Chronicle
-Nestle Water North America
-Texas Commission on the Arts
-The Mrs. A.D. Francis Endowment Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation (on behalf of Winnsboro Community Foundation)

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

We would like to thank everyone who donated this year for East Texas Giving Day. Your support of Winnsboro Center for the Arts is appreciated.

This year, Winnsboro Center for the Arts won the County Fair Prize for Wood County, raised a substantial amount amongst 28 donors, and met our match funds. 

We strive to live up to our tag line, “Embracing the Spirit of Creativity,” as we expand our educational programming for children and learners of all ages. We look forward to each and every opportunity to better serve our community.

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.

Join Us

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.

Membership

“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.

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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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