WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA   SIMPLY WONDERFUL

Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra
Barton College
Wilson, NC 27893 
252-399-6535
 
     
The orchestra provides an extraordinary opportunity for visitors and locals in the community to enjoy symphonic music.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center
108 W Nash St
Wilson, NC 27893 
252-291-4329
 
     
The Boykin Center opened its doors in 1998 and offers a wide range of performances throughout the year. The renovation of this 1919 Vaudeville Theatre, now with plush seating for 650 people, provides the community with a breathtaking venue for the Boykin Center Series each year. Performances include: "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers", starring Gary Burghoff, Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble and the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre of Russia. The Boykin Center is also home to the Arts Council Troupe for Youth. ACT! for Youth presents three performances every year, showcasing the area's youth talent.

Annie Boykin Gallery
Wilson Arts Center
124 East Nash Street
Wilson, NC 27893 
252-291-4329
 
    Mon-Sat 10-5 

Arts Council of Wilson
Arts Council of Wilson
Wilson, NC 27893 
252-291-4329
 
     
Since 1967, the Arts Council of Wilson has led the community in the arts. As one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the area, The Arts Council is housed in the heart of downtown Wilson in the former BB&T building. Built in 1903, the facility was the corporate headquarters for the bank. Serving the citizens of Wilson and surrounding areas, the Arts Council's mission is to improve life for all citizens of Wilson County by providing leadership and opportunities in the arts.

A variety of activities for all ages are offered at the Arts Council. Children can explore, grow and create through programs such as Art & Theatre Camp and can make holiday crafts at the Children's Holiday Open House and the Spring Fling. Wilson's adults celebrate the holiday season at the Arts Council's largest fund raiser, "A Banker's Holiday". Art Exhibitions, workshops and lectures are offered regularly and are open to the public.

The Arts Council of Wilson manages two facilities, The Wilson Arts Center and the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, and hosts a variety of exhibits throughout the year. Exhibits are on display for an average of six weeks in the Annie Boykin Gallery in the Arts Center, and the G. R. Hammond Gallery in the Boykin Center. Students exhibit their work throughout the year in the Lowe Celebration Hall on the 2nd floor of the Arts Center. The exhibitions represent the communities most diverse interests and media.

Barton College Art Museum
Case Gallery
Woodard & Whitehead Streets
Wilson, NC 27893 
252-399-6477
 
    10-3 Mon-Fri during college session 

G.R. Hammond Gallery
Boykin Center
108 West Nash Street
Wilson, NC 27893 
252-291-4329
 
    Open during performances or by appointment 

Laura Kennedy & Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College
200 Atlantic Christian College Drive
Wilson, NC 27893 
252-399-6300       

Laura Kennedy & Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton CollegeNamed for two of Broadway's brightest stars, this new state-of-the-art black box theatre is home for Theatre at Barton as well as a regional host for two professional theatre companies: Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, headquartered in Raleigh, and Wilson's annual Theatre of the American South Series.

"The Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre complements the performance assets of the region and provides new dimensions for the community to experience theatre and other performance art," shares Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College.

The black box theatre provides Barton College and its community with a premier teaching facility for the dramatic arts as well as an excellent environment for entertainment and performances of a broad scope. This flexible and functional space is easily adaptable for theatre, dance, symphony concerts, opera performances, and lectures.

The facility consists of several spaces including a spacious atrium that can serve as a reception area and gallery for college and community events, a fully-equipped scene shop for building props and scenery, offices for theatre program personnel, dressing rooms, costume storage and of course the performance space.

The flexible performance space provides an opportunity to engage the audience with varied seating and performance configurations for each show. Upwards of six main stage productions, two symphony concerts, and two choir performances ensure that our audiences will always have something to look forward to each year.


Lowe Celebration Hall
2nd Floor-Wilson Arts Center
124 East Nash Street
Wilson, NC 27893 
252-291-4329
 
    Mon-Sat 10-5 

Studio One
407 W. Nash Street
Wilson, NC 27893 
252-291-2160
 
    Monday - Friday 10 - 3 pm 
Features artists works of paintings, sculptures, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, portraits and more! Local artists studio galleries, art instruction and gallery space.