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!!



avaAnnouncements & Events

An Evening With Ava - Feb. 14th Moore's Springs Manor @ 4:30

Ava Gardner Museum Showcase, Hors d’oeuvres by Chef Adam Andrews, Eddie Fedora’s Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Moore’s Springs Manor
1229 Hall Road
Westfield, NC 27053

$50 per person, $45 advance for Stokes Arts Members

Tickets available call 336-593-8159

Dress to Impress or in your Classic Hollywood Best

Special thanks to Moore’s Springs Manor for the generous use of the Pavillion

100% of event proceeds support Stokes Arts and Ava Gardner Museum

Winter Uncorked Painting Series at the Green Heron

Join us for painting fun! $25 price includes: blank canvas, paint, brushes and snacks!
Only 20 seats available. Pre-registration required.
1/2 prices on glasses and bottles of wine
uncorkedKara Slawter will demonstrate paint techniques that you can use and she can help walk you through your painting process.

2015 Winter Dessert Theater

Tickets for all performances of the 2015 Winter Dessert Theatre Series are now on sale at the Stokes County Arts Council located at 500 N. Main Street, Danbury NC and are $10 for general audience, $5 for students. $25 Season Tickets for scac members. Ticket price includes dessert and performance.

Saturday, February 28th at 7:00 PM
Mike Wiley Productions brings us, Jackie Robinson: “A Game Apart" at:
South Stokes High School Auditorium
1100 South Stokes High Drive
Walnut Cove, NC
 Dessert Sponsor: Mitchell’s Greenhouse and Nursery of King

Saturday, March 14th at 3:00 PM and again at 7:00 PM
NoneSuch Playmakers brings us, “The Music That Won The War” at:
King Moravian Church
Fellowship Hall
234 West Dalton Road. King, NC
7:00 Dessert Sponsor:  Artist’s Way Creations of Danbury

Saturday, March 28th at 2:00 PM
the Charlotte Ballet brings us, “Black, Blue and Green” at
Mount Olive Elementary
2145 Chestnut Grove Road
King, NC
Dessert Sponsor:  Barry Amburn, CPA and Financial Planner

In the Gallery for January - Fiber Artists Nancy Markle & Michele Fulmer

“Books and Quilts”

An opening reception will be held in honor of Michele Fulmer and Nancy Markle on Friday, January 30th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Apple Gallery at the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina.  The exhibit will be on display January 28th through February 24th.

Stokes County resident Michele Fulmer pursued her passion for fabrics and textures after taking a quilter’s class at Madison-Mayodan Recreation Center and learned the basics.  From that point on, Michele would seek patterns that she liked and began her creations.  As years passed, Michele found herself quilting both by hand and by machine.  Once introduced to a long arm quilter, her sewing life was made easier.  A new love began and Mountain Harvest Quilts was started.  Michele shared the passion of quilting with her beloved mother and now, with her daughter.  Michele Fulmer will provide long arm quilting services that allow the quilter to have the convenience of dropping off and picking up their finished quilt or mail delivered (insured) through USPS.  There are many patterns to choose from for the edge to edge quilting. 

Stokes County resident Nancy Markle pursued her passion for fabrics following in the footsteps of both her grandmothers.  Hand-tied quilts always adorn Nancy’s bed growing up.  She stated that fabrics for these quilts were clothes that she had outgrown during her youth years, which made the quilts very special and personal, especially during her years at Syracuse University, bringing part of home with her.  Nancy continues this family tradition by making beautiful quilts for her children and grandchildren, as well as gifts for weddings, new babies and has donated several quilts to be auctioned as a fundraiser for non-profit organizations.   As a self-taught quilter, Nancy states “Quilting is strictly a hobby for me and I truly enjoy it.”   Nancy and Michele have collaborated with works of art through Nancy’s hand-stitched tops and Michele’s machine quilted finished product.

The Stokes County Arts Council invites you to come and enjoy the beautiful display of colors, patterns, and a variety of quilt sizes, both hand and machine quilted.  We invite you to enjoy light refreshments which will include hot chocolate and apple cider on a cool winter’s evening at the opening reception.  Local musician Dallas Carroll will provide a program of music.

The viewing of this exhibit is free.  For more information, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159.

In the Hanging Rock State Park Visitor's Center Gallery - Monty & Jenna Stevens

monty stevensLocal photographers Monty Stevens and daughter, Jenna, will feature stunning photos of Stokes County depicting Hanging Rock State Park locations and the surrounding area.  The exhibit includes twenty-three beautifully framed landmarks such as the lower Cascades, Moores Knob, Hidden Falls, the Dan River and a few artistic surprises reflecting seasonal and sunset moments.  The exhibit will be on display at the Hanging Rock State Park Visitor’s Center, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road in Danbury, December through January 2015.  The viewing of this exhibit is free and open to the public from 9am - 4:45pm everyday of the week. A reception will be held in their honor on Sunday. February 1st.

A native of Westfield, Monty is very enthusiastic about photography and loves to see the world through his viewfinder.  His interests vary from sunrises and sunsets, nature, cars, landscapes and portraits.  Growing up in Westfield, Monty appreciates the beauty Stokes County has to offer and spends a great deal of his time exploring the wonders of nature and capturing the moment with his camera.  Monty Stevens Photography was featured in the  January/February 2013 issue of Yadkin Valley Living Magazine and has exhibited his work at the Stokes County Arts Council Apple Gallery.

jenna stevensJenna Stevens is a twenty year old nursing student originally from Westfield.  Jenna states “Photography has always been an enjoyable past time for me.” “Wherever I go, my camera is always close by!”  Jenna became interested in photography a few years ago when she received her first camera as a Christmas present.  A year ago, she launched Horseshoe Photography, which led her to meet with clients, photograph them and capture special moments and events in their lives.  Jenna loves nature as well, and enjoys finding her own moments in her surroundings.  She states, “To me, photography is placing head, heart, and eye along the same line of sight; it is a way of life.

For more information about this exhibit, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159.

StokesArts Scholarship Information

The Stokes County Arts Council announces a scholarship available to Stokes County residents.  The council established the SCAC Scholarship to assist a worthy young individual or individuals in pursuing their artistic goals in higher education.

These yearly scholarships are awarded to Stokes County residents graduating from one of the county high schools who plan  to major in an arts-related field.  A student currently attending an institution of higher learning with the same career goals may also apply.  An institution of higher learning approved by the Scholarship Review Committee must have already accepted the student.

The scholarship will award up to $3,000.  The amount of the scholarship is based upon the financial need of the applicant.  The recipient may reapply every year.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution.

The winner or winners will be selected by a committee made up of the SCAC Board of Directors and from the community at large.  No immediate relative of an applicant may serve on the committee.  The decision of the committee is final.

Applications are due at the Arts Council office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13th 2015.  The committee will not consider late applications or incomplete applications that are not in the office by the close of business on March 15th.  Applications are available from the Stokes County Arts Council (P. O. Box 66) 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, North Carolina.  Call (336) 593-8159 for additional information.


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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