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

Visual Art Classes:

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)

Colored Pencil Classes
Starting Tuesday, September 28th
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 

Music Classes:

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
$10

Rhythmic Healing Class with Geoff Clapp
Saturday, Oct. 9
10:00AM-10:45AM
$10 for  adults
Free for kids and teens if accompanied by adult

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

Art Exhibits

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!

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!
 
An Afternoon & Evening with Michael Martin Murphey
October 16 at 4:30 & 7:30 pm
 
Adler & Hearne with Special Guest Kate Hearne
November 6 at 7:30
 
Miguel Antonio with Marcelo Berestovoy
November 14 at 2:30
 
The Music of Simon & Garfunkle by Swearingen & Kelli
November 28 at 5:00
 
Martin Sexton in Concert
January 23 at 5:00
 
Walt Wilkins in Concert
February 12, 2022 at 7:30
 
Sofia Talvik in Concert
March 16, 2022 at 7:30
 
We are continuing to work on scheduling concerts for the 2021 and 2022 season!

Theatre

The Bowery Players Presents

“The Best Christmas
Pageant Ever”
December 3-5 & 10-12

Audition Dates: October 17 at 3:00
October 18 at 6:00

After a very successful run of “Doublewide, Texas,” Winnsboro Center for the Arts will be bringing “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” to The Bowery Stage.
 
Parts are available for children ages 6 and up as well as several adult parts. We need volunteers to help in every area of this production, whether it be on or off stage. Come to auditions if you like to act or come help build the set. Whatever your strengths, the Bowery Players can use you!
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Winnsboro Center for the Arts at (903) 342-0686 or wca.artscenter@gmail.com

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.

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

Camps were well attended this year! WCA wrapped up its four art camps, its Improv is Fun camp, and its Musical Theater Camp.
 
Each camp ended with a showcase of what the students learned, from art galleries to improv games for the whole family and two performances of “Don’t Count Your Chickens Until They Cry Wolf,” the Bowery was brimming with creativity!
 
We would like to thank all of this year’s participants as well as our sponsors Marilee & Bill Russell.
 
Stay tuned for exciting children’s programs coming soon! 

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.

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“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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