Our Future

WCA to Build New Education Building

Winnsboro Center for the Arts

WCA is a multidisciplinary arts center serving Northeast Texas. Located on Market St., it anchors the Cultural District where it offers entertainment, educational programming, festivals and many other opportunities for cultural experiences. Steady growth in recent years has led to severe space limitations making it difficult to meet the needs of the community.

The Vision

The expansion of WCA on Market Street will serve as a catalyst to attract both residents and visitors to gather and enjoy all that the new pedestrian zone has to offer.

Phase I of WCA’s expansion will be the construction of a new education building. Plans include a state-of-the-art ceramics studio, classrooms, independent study areas and a space specifically designed for children’s activities, classes and special events. Total cost:  $2.5M. Funds still needed: ~ $1M. A match challenge for up to $150,000 is in effect through December 15, 2023!

Phase II is a beautiful Performing Arts Center. Flexible seating will encourage a variety of activities in addition to concerts and theater.

Phase III will be the renovation of our original building at 200 Market Street, providing more space for exhibitions.

Integrating the arts into community life is key for a vibrant community!

Let's Make it Happen!

Please invest in our future and that of our community by contributing to the Capital Campaign Fund. Both large and small gifts are important to make this a community effort, and naming opportunities are available for larger gifts

Ways to Donate

Please consider a donation to help build our new Education Building on Market Street followed by our Performance Center, both parts of our revised Master Plan! There are many ways to make your gift to Winnsboro Center for the Arts, and we will be happy to assist you in figuring out which approach is best suited to your needs.

Give a secure online gift
It’s easy to make a secure gift online on our website.

Send a check or money order (payable to WCA – Capital Campaign)
Mail or drop off your gift at Winnsboro Center for the Arts, 200 Market St./P.O. Box 342, Winnsboro, TX 75494.

Request a Matching Gift
Many companies offer their employees (and sometimes retirees and/or spouses) a matching gift benefit that, in effect, doubles your gift to WCA. If you are able to take advantage of a Matching Gift Program and would like some assistance, please email Mary White at mwhite@winnsborocfa.com or call 781-248-6717.

Transfer Securities or other Assets
WCA welcomes gifts of stocks. Donated shares can be transferred directly through our account with East Texas Communities Foundation without your incurring capital gains taxes. Please contact us for more information.

Make a Tax-Free Gift from your Traditional IRA
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can give any amount up to $100,000 each year from your IRA directly to Winnsboro Center for the Arts or another qualified nonprofit organization without having to pay income taxes on the gift. These gifts count toward your Required Minimum Distributions if you are subject to them, and there are other tax advantages.

Opportunities for Planned Giving

  • Designate WCA as a beneficiary of all or a percentage of your retirement plan.
    As a tax-exempt institution, we will receive your gift tax-free.
  • Create a planned gift.
    By working with your financial advisor and/or an attorney who specializes in estate planning, you may structure a gift that benefits both you and WCA over time.
  • Include a bequest provision in your Will.
    Name Winnsboro Center for the Arts as a beneficiary in your will.

Proposed New Performing Arts Building (Phase II)