Yadkin Arts Council / Yadkin Cultural Arts Center

Transforming lives in our community through the arts by offering opportunities to encounter, create, and participate.

Living Life Artfully!

Upcoming Events

Open Auditions for December 2023 Production of “A Christmas Story - The Musical” - September 30 (10am-2pm)

Open Auditions for December 2023 Production of “A Christmas Story – The Musical” – September 30 (10am-2pm)

The Yadkin Arts Council will present the musical “A Christmas Story” in December 2023. Open auditions to be held on ...

The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels – September 30 @ 7:30pm – $30

The Steel Wheels have long been at home in the creative space between tradition and innovation, informed by the familiar ...


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - October 19 @ 7:30pm (Thursday)  - $24

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – October 19 @ 7:30pm (Thursday) – $24

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has ...


Here at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, the ultimate creative space is just a short drive away!

You can experience a broad variety of arts programs, including but not limited to painting, music, and theater, that will inspire, transform, and captivate you here at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center! We invite you to be transformed here at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, where we are immersed in art of all forms every day.

Our Location

Our facility is located in downtown Yadkinville, NC and is home to our state-of-the-art theater, multiple art galleries, artist studios, creative classrooms, and an eclectic bistro to keep you energized as you create.



WELBORN GALLERY – Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm (and for special events)

THE CENTER BISTRO – Monday-Friday 7:30-10am / 11am-2pm (and for special dinner events)

WILLINGHAM THEATER BOX OFFICE – Monday-Friday 10am-4pm (and one hour before show time)

*Please note that hours are subject to change around weather events, holidays, and during special events. If you have questions before visiting please call 336-679-2941 to confirm*

Yadkin Cultural Arts Center Facilities

The Yadkin Arts Cultural Center serves as the headquarters for the Yadkin County Arts Council, which is governed by a 20-member Board.

It receives grassroots funding from the North Carolina Arts Council and allocates these funds for arts experience and education programs in schools. >> Learn More

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The remarkable Willingham Theater seats 193 patrons for live play productions, musical performances, and film screenings throughout the year.

It also serves as a place for learning, engagement, and expression for our summer camp students each year. >> Learn More

Our resident art studios can be rented to local artists, providing them with a dedicated space for their creative work.

In addition, patrons can visit the studios to meet with artists and watch them work during their open hours. >> Learn More

WPAA is a creative team, an educational studio, and the realization of a lifelong dream. Its mission is to expand hearts and minds on stage and off, and to enrich, educate, create, entertain, and collaborate with our community through professional quality productions and training.

Enjoy a casual breakfast or lunch in the heart of downtown Yadkinville at the lively Center Bistro.

With ample interior seating, as well as a dining patio on the Yadkin Cultural Art Center’s outdoor plaza, there is plenty of room to accommodate many guests. >> Learn More

The Yadkin Arts Council represents a wide variety of local artists here at the Red Wall Gallery, which you’ll find inside The Center Bistro.

These exhibits change on a monthly basis, including months where we feature our own Yadkin Arts District Artists and Artist Members. >> Learn More

Yadkin Arts Red Wall Gallery

The Welborn Gallery is located just outside the Willingham Theater in the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. We feature a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art from local and regional artists alike.

Prepare yourself to be transformed by the remarkable artwork featured here for every exhibit! >> Learn More

Among the many facilities available in our arts center, we also maintain private rental space for events and multiple classrooms for our creative workshops and summer art camps.

Our Front Yard space provides the comfort and intimacy of your living room while allowing guests plenty of space to socialize and celebrate. >> Learn More

Yadkin Arts The Front Yard

*The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center is ADA Accessible and is open and welcome to all who wish to visit.

Some of the many community offerings of the Yadkin Arts Council:

  • Annual Harvest Festival

  • Annual Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention

  • Annual Juried Art Show

  • Bi-monthly artist exhibitions in the Welborn Gallery

  • Youth theater program

  • Messiah Community Chorus Concert

  • Scholarships in performing and visual arts

  • Summer arts programs

  • Art a la Carte and other art classes and workshops

  • School art experiences

  • Year-round performances and movies in the Willingham Theater

  • Junior Appalachian Musicians Program

Volunteer + Donate

If you believe in our mission of enriching the lives of the citizens and visitors of Yadkin County, join us by volunteering your time in helping our events run smoothly so they can expand the thinking of our guests, or even support the Yadkin Arts Council programs by donating.

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