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Exhibitions

ACWC Closed 09/07/2015
What Color Do You Choose? 10/02/2015 - 11/13/2015
ACWC Closed 11/11/2015
Gingerbread House Contest & Holiday Display 11/24/2015 - 12/22/2015
The Art of Christy Thompson 11/24/2015 - 12/22/2015
ACWC Closed 11/26/2015

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    • Classes

       To register for classes or workshops: Call the Arts Council of Wayne County (919)736-3300 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Payment is due at the time of registration.  We will gladly take your credit card or Visa debit card payment over the phone. You are welcome to mail your payment to the Arts Council of Wayne County, 102 N John Street, Goldsboro, NC  27530.  You may also stop by the Arts Council  with a check or cash for payment.  Payments must be mailed or dropped-off at the Arts Council within 24 hours of registration.

      Cancellation policy: The Arts Council is unable to give refunds for cancellations less than 7 business days before the start date of any class or workshop. If the Arts Council must cancel a class, your registration fee will be refunded. Thanks for your cooperation with these policies!

       ***PLEASE NOTE CANCELLATION FOR SUMMER ART CAMP MUST BE MADE 15 CALENDAR DAYS OR MORE PRIOR TO THE START OF A CLASS. 

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      • Adult Art Classes

        To register for classes or workshops: Call the Arts Council of Wayne County at (919)736-3300.  Payment is due at the time you sign up for the class. The Arts Council cannot make exceptions. You may call (919)736-3300 and we will gladly take your credit card or Visa debit card payment over the phone. You are also welcome to stop-by the Arts Council on the day of registration with a check or cash for payment.

        Cancellation policy: The Arts Council is unable to give refunds for cancellations less than 7 business days days before the start date of any class or workshop. If the Arts Council must cancel a class, your registration fee will be refunded. Thanks for your cooperation with these policies!

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      • Children and Teen Art Classes

        To register for classes or workshops: Call the Arts Council of Wayne County at (919)736-3300. Payment is due at the time you sign up for the class. The Arts Council cannot make exceptions. You may call (919)736-3300 and we will gladly take your credit card or Visa debit card payment over the phone. You are also welcome to stop-by the Arts Council on the day of registration with a check or cash for payment.

        Cancellation policy: The Arts Council is unable to give refunds for cancellations less than 7 business days before the start date of any class or workshop. If the Arts Council must cancel a class, your registration fee will be refunded. Thanks for your cooperation with these policies!

        ***PLEASE NOTE CANCELLATION FOR SUMMER ART CAMP MUST BE MADE 15 CALENDAR DAYS OR MORE PRIOR TO THE START OF A CLASS. 

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    • Economic Impact of the Arts in Wayne County


      The staff of the Arts Council of Wayne County, with help from the staff of the Paramount Theatre and volunteers, has completed a year-long Americans for the Arts study to guage the economic impact of non-profit arts organizations in Wayne County. Thanks to the DGDC, Mount Olive College, the Paramount Theatre, and the Wayne County Development Alliance for sponsoring this endeavor in partnership with the ACWC.

      This important study is proof that the ARTS MEAN BUSINESS. Not only does the work of these organizations, enhance the quality of life for Wayne County's citizens, it also shows that the non-profit art and culture organizations have vital economic impact. The direct economic activity of the Arts Council, the Paramount Theatre and the 12 participating non-profit arts groups and their audiences was $2.8 million. Of that $2.8 million, the nonprofit arts and culture organizations spent $1.5 million and leveraged a remarkable $1.4 million in additional spending by arts and culture audiences. This spending of both the organizations and their audiences supports 90 full-time equivalent jobs!

      Additionally, the organizations generated $140,000 in local government revenues and $127,000 in state government revenues. Attendees to arts events spent an average of $13.82 per person. That is $13.23 per person spending for Wayne County residents and $16.21 per person spending for non-residents (this excludes the cost of admission to events).

      The surveys did not just focus on local questions but also asked, "If this event were not happening, would you have traveled to another community to attend a similar cultural experience?" 50.6% of Wayne County's resident attendees said they would have traveled to a different community in order to attend a similar event. and 59.6% of Wayne County's non-resident attendees said the same.

      Summary of the Report

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    • Support Services
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    • Artist Opportunities

      For Artists

      A core part of the Arts Council of Wayne County’s mission is to support and promote artists. We strive to do this through opportunities such as:

      EXHIBITS

      The Arts Council welcomes artists to participate in our free, year-round exhibit program. For each exhibit, we advertise in the local newspapers, local TV and radio stations, and in our newsletter, as well as online. Exhibits are a great way to showcase a large body of work or series. Download the exhibit proposal guidelines here.

      ART MARKET

      The Art Market is a retail shop that features the work of over fifty local artists. With its prime downtown location, the Art Market catches the downtown dinner crowd, drawing in a diverse range of visitors. We encourage artists to have their work for sale in the Art Market; it is not only a way for artists to sell their work, but it is a vital part of the Arts Council’s effort to establish a thriving arts district in Downtown Goldsboro.

      FIRST FRIDAY

      On the First Friday of every month, the ACWC opens up our doors to the public for them to get acquainted with our galleries, Art Market, studios and local artists. These events are prime opportunities for artists to connect with other artists and potential supporters, market themselves and sell their work commission-free. First Friday is a laid-back social event, with refreshments and music—the perfect environment for mingling. Artists are invited to reserve a table in one of our rooms upstairs—we’ll set up the room with a table, tablecloth, chairs, easels, and even a sign with the artist’s name on it for $20.

      SUNDAY IN THE PARK

      On the first Sunday of every summer month, the ACWC partners with Goldsboro Parks and Recreation to host Sunday in the Park. This event, which draws in hundreds of people from all over Wayne County, features arts and crafts vendors, a farmer’s market, and live entertainment. Artists and craftspeople can set up a booth to display and sell their work, with a table and chairs and the option of a tent, or can even set up inside the park house at Herman Park.

      TEACHING CLASSES

      From papier-mâché to furniture refurbishing, the Arts Council is dedicated to offering a variety of art and music classes for all ages. We’re always looking for new ideas for classes and new instructors. This is another opportunity for artists to be involved in the ACWC programs, share their talents with others, and earn some cash!

      PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

      Every quarter, the Arts Council hosts a professional development and networking seminar for artists and arts organizations.  Every seminar has a different topic and is accompanied by a free dinner. Topics in the past have included: marketing, brand identity, creating an Etsy shop, blogging and more. In addition to providing valuable professional tips, these seminars are also a great opportunity for artists and arts leaders to connect with each other. For more information on the next seminar,contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

      OPEN STUDIO TUESDAYS

      Open Studio Tuesdays are free and offer a time to meet local artists, participate in critiques, or just enjoy the fellowship of creating art in a group setting. Open Studio Tuesdays take place every Tuesday from 10am to 5pm.

      ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED FINE ARTS EXHIBITION

      Every spring, we host the Juried Fine Arts Show, which is open to artists from all around the nation, and provides cash prizes to award winners. This is a wonderful opportunity for an art to showcase his or her work; even the artist’s work is not selected for the show, it hangs in the gallery on a special display for a few weeks to be seen by gallery-goers and potential buyers.

      The Arts Council of Wayne County is here for local artists. We want to make sure that we’re doing everything possible to support artists, encourage creativity and nurture talent. If you have any questions about any of these opportunities, would like to participate or have a suggestion about what we could be doing better, please contact the Gallery Director- atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • About ACWC
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