Join a growing community with a small-town spirit

As a member artist of the Yadkin Arts Council, you will reap the rewards of membership throughout the year, from exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming events and classes to the quarterly potluck series and annual membership gathering. The Yadkin Arts Council welcomes all who share a love and passion for the arts to join and participate in our growing community, where art and creativity are accessible to all.

You can enjoy the charm and calmness of the small town of Yadkinville while networking with regional artists, attending exhibitions, showing your work, and partaking in the Art Council’s classes, productions, and events.

Artist Membership Benefits

As we mentioned, the benefits of our Artist Membership are endless. We offer a creative space, tools, opportunities to share your skills and your craft, as well as exposure to the citizens of Yadkin County and the visitors as well. You can learn more details about the benefits of our Artist Memberships below and you can find a membership application at the bottom of the page.

Yadkin Arts Council Artist Members are able to better craft and promote their public image through the Council’s online Artisan Directory. The hundreds of monthly visitors to the site are able to access artists’ individual information, offering member-artists the opportunity to connect with the global arts community.  >> Learn More

The Red Wall Gallery, located inside The Center Bistro, was created for our member artists.  These exhibits change on a monthly basis. Four times a year, it is exhibit space for our YARD (Yadkin Artists Residency Development) group. These are our artists in residence who have permanent studios on the plaza. The rest of the year is reserved for solo and group Artist Member exhibits. For information on how to participate in these exhibits, click here.

For member-artists the possibilities for broader community engagement are endless, especially when it comes to creating and cultivating a vibrant teaching practice. The Council’s facility, the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, offers rental spaces to house your next class or creative gathering. Many of the Council’s existing courses are taught by member-artists, ranging from printmaking to weaving. Not only will you find numerous teaching opportunities, but the Yadkin Arts Council will also work to help promote your class to our robust social media and e-news followings.

The monthly newsletter offers access to the latest Yadkin Arts Council events including our potluck series, updates on events and productions, and even sneak peeks of performances and classes. Armed with this knowledge, members are better able to navigate what the Council has to offer, and have standing invitations to join each upcoming event, workshop, or gathering.

From the monthly potluck dinner and networking session to Welborn Gallery openings, to live music, performances, and exclusive film screenings in the Willingham Theater, Arts Council members are invited to each and every one of the many happenings at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. One of the many benefits of membership is the Annual Members’ Gathering, to be held in November 2018. After enjoying food and drink, all Council members will have the opportunity to attend our Saturday, November 3rd performance of If JFK Survived Dallas in the beautiful Willingham Theater.

The Yadkin Arts Council Artisan Directory is a platform for member artists to create and curate a professional image. With hundreds of visitors to our website each month, this unique benefit of council membership allows the broader arts community to access member-artists through their own words, images, and ideas. By crafting an artist’s statement, artists can share their practice and craft with visitors around the globe.   >> Learn More

Become an Member today!

The Yadkin Arts Council provides regular opportunities to nourish, enrich, and explore the arts. If you share these passions, we invite you to join this unique and vibrant community to reap the rewards of membership.

Membership Rates:

Our memberships are offered in one-year terms.


Regular Membership$30
Family Membership*$50
Student Membership$20
Artist Membership**$40

* Family membership includes up to five people and 2 tickets to our member party

** Artist membership includes entry in our Artisan Directory and opportunities to exhibit in the
Red Wall Gallery