The Stokes County Arts Council is a community organization that.....

  • Touches the lives of more than 20,000 people of all ages each year.
  • Provides affordable cultural and leisure time activities for every member of the family.
  • Reaches Stokes County children from grades K-12 with FREE programs that encourage creativity and build self esteem.
  • Gives local artists a venue for their work so that their talents can be appreciated by everyone.
  • Boosts tourism & economic development, drawing people and businesses to a community that is culturally alive & exciting.
  • Enhances the quality of life, quickens the mind and refreshes the Spirit!!



Announcements & Events

KrippleKrunkKrippleKrunk in Concert - Sunday, May 4th at King Central Park 5-7pm

A public concert by the traditional instrumental phenomenon known as "Kripplekrunk" will take place on Sunday, May 4 at the King Central Park Amphitheatre, 302 Kirby Road in King, North Carolina.  Gates open at 4pm with the two hour concert beginning at 5pm.  Advance Tickets for Adults are $11 each, and Day of Event Adult Tickets $21 each.  Children ages 12-18 Day of Event Tickets only $5 each, with Children Under 12 FREE Admission.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the King Elementary Gymnasium located adjacent to King Central Park at 152 E. School Street, King, NC.  Buy tickets online at:

Rex McGee, John Garris, Danny Knicely, Nate Leath, Dennis Lee, Bobby Martin - Kripplekrunk started when multi-instrumentalist Rex McGee convinced friends from his annual trips to the Galax Old Fiddler's Convention to do a jam session styled studio recording featuring original instrumentals. Some of those tunes go back to the 1980's when mandolin player Danny Knicely and guitarist John Garris pitched camp near Rex and produced a magnetic draw for the more adventurous players visiting this festival. Galax had a tradition as a nuclear core of Appalachian string band music, but a dedicated group of fans sprung up who were always ready to see what holy cow would get tipped over next. Sometimes perfectly good old-time and bluegrass tunes were transformed, other times popular music of the day was given bluegrass styled treatments.

In the Gallery - High School Arts Extravaganza

You are cordially invited to attend the annual High School art exhibit, a display of work by visual art students from Stokes County High Schools. The exhibit will be on display in the Apple Gallery at the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina March 26—April 22, 2014,Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A Reception will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014,5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Viewing of this Exhibit and Reception are FREE to the public. Mary Jane Noah will provide a program of music at the reception.

Jammin' at the Danbury General Store - FREE EVENT
201 Main Street, Danbury, NC 27016 336-593-8780

Stokesarts Scholarship Recipients 20142014 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Stokes County Arts Council would like to Congratulate our 2014 SCAC Scholarship Award Recipients Pictured Below:
Top Left: $600 to Krista A. Brown (South Stokes) 
Top Right: $575 to Lauren N. Chesnet (North Stokes)
Bottom Left: $250 to Jessica M. Kindley (North Stokes)
Bottom Right: $250 to Wendi N. Webster (South Stokes)

Not Pictured:
$575 to Lydia M. Richardson (North Stokes)
$250 to Nicole E. Lawson (Sandy Ridge student at Meredith College)

Thanks s much to all who applied for this years Scholarships, we were able to award a total of $2500. Stay tuned to the website for future scholarship award opportunities.

Stokes County Artists - There are many talented visual artists living in Stokes County. The Visual Arts Committee has started to gather those talented folks in one place in order to showcase their artwork. If you are an artist and would like to submit images to the gallery, please email For more artists and images please vist the Stokes County Arts Council's Visual Artist's page at:

Please Note: Anyone with disability(ies) who needs an accommodation to participate at any Stokes County Arts Council event or program is requested to inform us 48 hours prior to the scheduled time of the event or program.


The Stokes County Arts Council continues to expand and to successfully present high quality arts and arts education programming for Stokes County citizens. Our programs create shared and lasting experiences that connect the participants to their heritage. The Stokes County Arts Council is committed to the promotion and support of the Arts through our current goals to:

  • Support local artists and provide a means to promote their work
  • Facilitate quality arts education programs in all Stokes County Schools
  • Educate and provide opportunities for life-long learning for all citizens
  • Target and identify Arts needs in the community
  • Form meaningful community partnerships

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  The Stokes County Arts Council recently celebrated it's 35th year in operation! Through the years we have received exceptional support from the community and from the County. As we move into the 21st century, the Arts Council is more committed than ever to be a positive force for the county and it's citizens.

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