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Enjoy the Changing Season at Winnsboro Center for the Arts

Cool breezes, autumn leaves, pumpkin spice-flavored everything; October is here.

A new art exhibit starts at Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) on October 16. “Unraveled: The threads that connect!” features four fiber artists: Kristie Smith, Valery Guignon, Brenda Buck, and Phyllis Neal. The reception honoring them takes place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. October 17 at WCA.

Smith, Guignon, Buck, and Neal present visually striking original pieces which emphasize the artistic power behind a commonly overlooked art such as fiber arts. This exhibit presents figurative and abstract works which reflect our lived experiences through the lens of women weaving, quilting, knotting, sewing, spinning, knitting, and dyeing. Filled with luxurious colors and textiles, and gorgeous garments, quilts, and decor the exhibit is on display until December 4.

October is always a big month for Winnsboro and the Bowery Stage presents a big name as Michael Martin Murphey performs two concerts October 16. A matinee takes place at 4:30 p.m. and the evening show is at 7:30 p.m. The shows are almost sold out, but a few tickets are left for purchase on

WCA and Culture Club Art Gallery are partnering to present the first Winnsboro Children’s Art Competition & Exhibit for the children of Winnsboro in grades 1 – 6. The deadline to enter is October 22. The artwork is display from October 27 through December 5, at Culture Club Art Gallery, 107 E Elm Street. An awards ceremony and reception takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. November 4.

The theme for the art competition is “What I Am Thankful for in My Community,” and the young artists will express their community gratitude through painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, collage, and mixed media. For full details on how to enter the competition and to download the submission form visit

For those who feel a surge of creativity with the changing season, there are plenty of new workshops and classes offered this month including a bent wire sculpture workshop October 16, a fiber art notecard workshop October 23, and a mosaic workshop on October 30.

WCA had its first drum circle in September, and it was a hit. The WCA Drum Circle is free, open to all ages and abilities, and happens at 5:15 p.m. every Wednesday at the WCA Annex, 212 Market Street.

WCA offers painting classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and colored pencil classes on Tuesdays. Private music lessons in percussion, piano, guitar, woodwinds, and voice are offered for all ages and the first consultation is free. Call WCA at (903)342-0686 or visit the center at 200 Market Street to register for any of these classes or workshops.

Hosted by WCA, the annual Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival is just around the corner on November 12 – 13. The festival is from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, with wineries open until 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival is an opportunity to shop for artwork from professional artists and wine from local wineries. This year’s festival has more than 80 artists, food vendors, and wineries for guests to enjoy.