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!
Upcoming Visual Art Workshops:
Wild & Whimsical Softie Doll Workshop with Sharon Whitrock
Saturday, Oct. 2–10:00AM – 2:00PM
$45, all supplies included
Bent Wire Sculpture Workshop with Valery Guignon
Saturday, Oct. 6–10:00AM – 1:00PM
$55, all supplies included
Fiber Arts Notecards Workshop with Sharon Whitrock
Saturday, Oct. 23–10:00AM – 2:00PM
$40, all supplies included
All Levels Mosaic Workshop with Julie Dilling
Saturday, Oct. 30–9:30AM – 3:00PM
$85, all supplies included
Every Thursday, 9 am – 5 pm – Painting Classes with Efton Edwards (New students welcome at any time)
Every Tuesday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Painting Class with William Hagerman (New students welcome at any time)
September 15 – November 3, 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Beginner Guitar Classes for Adults & High School Students
Swing Dance Class with Sean Ditto
Saturday, Oct. 2–6:30PM – 8:30PM
Rhythmic Healing Class with Geoff Clapp
Saturday, Oct. 9
$10 for adults
Free for kids and teens if accompanied by adult
Private Music Lessons:
Guitar, voice, piano, percussion, & woodwinds
10th Annual Women in the Arts Exhibit
August 7 – October 9
Winnsboro Center for the Arts is proud to present it’s 10th Annual Women in the Arts exhibit. This exhibition celebrates the combined creative voice of local women artists and their work. Come explore a diverse collection of pieces including paintings, photography, sculptures and a collaborative mosaic featuring insects.
Our Reception for this exhibit was well attended and we would like to thank everyone who stopped by to support this wonderful group of artists. Pieces will be here until October 9 so stop by before this stunning collection is gone!
The Bowery Players Presents
“The Best Christmas
December 3-5 & 10-12
Audition Dates: October 17 at 3:00
October 18 at 6:00
Renaissance Under the Stars
Come join us for a special evening “under the stars” at Winnsboro Civic Center! Originally scheduled for September 25th, Renaissance Under the Stars has been rescheduled for April 2nd due to concerns over the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the community this fall.
A spring date “under the stars” is expected to be even more magical. An outdoor Renaissance Market will beckon guests with its ale/wine garden, marketplace and live entertainment on the grounds. Join Grammy-nominated Celtic fiddler, Máiréad Nesbitt.
New this year will be an online silent auction which will open for bids on March 21st and close 8:00 p.m., April 2nd.
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
-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
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.
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.