Welcome to the Yadkin Arts Council
and Yadkin Cultural Arts Center
The Yadkin Arts Council owes its beginning to a small group of dedicated local people with a common desire to promote the visual and performing arts in their rural community, and eventually, to find a permanent home for the arts. The latter would take some time, 34 years. During those years YAC has been housed in a number of unusual buildings, including a freezer locker.
Responding to the changing needs and broadened scope of its community, the Council, after a four year capital campaign, transformed a historic landmark building in downtown Yadkinville into a 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art cultural center, the YCAC.
The mission of the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center is:
- To build community and exposure to the arts for all people
- Attract new residents
- Play a crucial role role in economic development
- Grow social capital and cultural tourism.
On December 1, 2012 the Willingham Theater opened with the showing of the first movie - Raiders of the Lost Ark. The grand opening of the theater takes place on the weekend of February 8-9 with performances of "The Old Timey Radio Show."
The Willingham Theater will host performances in music, dance, drama, family movies, community theater and documentaries.
Call, email, or write to us with your suggestions about movies or performances in the beautiful 193 seat state-of-the-art performance theater.