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Wilson Arts


Art Councils

About Us

The Arts Council of Wilson (ACW) has a 50-year history as Wilson's local arts agency, starting on April 24th, 1967. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Wilson County by providing cultural leadership and opportunities in the arts. Currently we fulfill that mission through participatory and passive programming in visual, literary, and performing arts disciplines.

In Visual Arts

• The Visual Arts Academy, which provides art instruction for local area high school youth
• Creative Kids Academy, which provides art instruction for local area elementary youth
• The Visual Arts Series, presenting at least six gallery shows a year at no cost to the public
• A variety of workshops in the Visual Arts for all ages

In Performing Arts

• The ACT! for Youth Program, providing performing arts education for local area youth
• The Boykin Series, providing professional concerts and performances for all ages
• Performance spaces for The Playhouse, Visions Community Theater Group, and various other community groups needing performance and rehearsal spaces
• Workshops in the Performing Arts

In the Community

• The Grassroots Grants Program, providing funding for local arts programming for Wilson and Wilson County
• Outreach Workshops in neighborhoods in Wilson and Wilson County