Performing Arts

A variety of performances are staged at the beautifully renovated Edna Boykin Cultural Center in Historic Downtown Wilson by community groups and professionals alike.  It is the home to many wonderful programs such as ACT! for Youth, Playhouse of Wilson, our own professional Boykin Series, and many more!

Visual Arts

With a variety of art classes for both children and adults, rotating exhibits in our galleries, and special art events in the community, we have something for the artist in everyone!


Classes Galore

We offer an assortment of classes that focus on exploring the arts from every angle. From summer camps, workshops, acting classes, our Paint & Pour classes, and more, there is a place for students of all ages to learn, explore, and grow, all in the name of creativity in both the visual and performing arts!




The Wilson Arts Center is located at 204 Nash St. S, Wilson, NC 27893. Business hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. You may reach us at (252) 291-4329.

Wilson Arts also oversees the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, located at 108 Nash Street NE, Wilson, NC 27893. The Boykin Center is currently only open during performances and scheduled appointments or when Wilson Active Artists Association have gallery hours (see for information).

Important Parking Information

Wilson Arts Center Parking: Street parking is available on Nash, Goldsboro, and Douglas Streets. There are two free parking lots behind the Wilson Arts Center: The Colony Lot (Lot #12) with entrance off Barnes St. and Lot #17 with an entrance off Douglas St.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center Parking: Street parking is available on Tarboro, Nash, and Pine Streets.  After-hours parking is also allowed in surrounding parking lots; however, these are private parking lots and parking before 5 p.m. on weekdays and overnight parking may result in towing.

Annual Fund Drive

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