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!


May 7th – Let’s Embellish: Acrylic Pour Workshop with Marilyn Arnaud
May 29th – Flower Fairy Workshop with Sharon Whitrock
June 4th – Landscape Colored Pencil Workshop with Kaye Jackson
June 5th – Landscape Colored Pencil Workshops with Kaye Jackson
June 12th – Mosaic Jewelry Workshop with Julie Dilling 
Art Classes:

Every Thursday – Painting Classes
with Efton Edwards

Ceramics Classes:
May 10, 17, 24
Intermediate Slab Building Class with Stacey Tafoya

Music Classes:
July 1st – August 5th – Beginner Ukulele Classes for Adults with Roy Shockey
September 15th – November 3rd – Beginner Guitar Classes for Adults & High School with Aaron Zook

Private Music Lessons:
Beginner/Advanced Guitar, Beginner Voice & Piano with Aaron Zook
Beginner/Advanced Saxophone, Beginner Voice, Piano, Clarinet & Flute with
Dr. Matthew Mahaffey.

Art Exhibits

Shirley Gordon Solo Exhibit
“Journey to Becoming”

April 17 – June 6

Reception – April 18 at 2:30

WCA is proud to present “Journey to Becoming,” Shirley Gordon’s first solo art exhibit, which will be in the gallery from April 17 to June 6. There will be a socially-distanced, come-and-go reception on April 18th from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Come by to the meet the artist and peruse this dynamic collection of  portraiture in a spontaneous realism style.

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 7:30 pm!
Beat Root Revival
June 26th at 7:30 pm
NOTICE: Beat Root Revival is postponed until after August 16. Tickets are still valid; We will notify ticket holders when we reschedule.
Sue Foley in Concert
July 9 at 7:30 pm
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!


Coming soon!
“Doublewide, Texas”
Directed by Shelley Aubrey

The first theater production of 2021 is nearly here! “Doublewide, Tx” is coming to the Bowery Stage! Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and James Wooten, this hilarious, fast-paced comedy follows the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas–four doublewides and a shed–who are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them.
These friends, enemies, and neighbors realize they’ll have to work together to defeat the encroaching annexation if they—and their way of life—have a snowball’s chance to survive being swallowed up by “the big guys.” The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and where audiences double over with laughter!

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!


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


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.

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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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