Lowe Celebration Hall
Annie D. Boykin Gallery
The Cooke Student Gallery
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, “Banking on the Arts”. 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.
Gallery Shop Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
124 Nash Street SW
Wilson, NC 27893