There are several ways you can invest in Wilson Arts financially.  We depend on your donations to support essential operations and programs, and we can't do what we do without YOU! Select the option below that best meets your needs -- and of course if you have any questions, please call us at (252) 291-4329.

Become a Contributing Member

It's so easy to fill out our on-line membership form and make a secure one-time payment through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account -- you simply check out through Paypal as a "guest" and your payment information will not be stored.

Click here to become a contributing member!

Become a Contributing Member - Monthly Payment Option

We understand that sometimes it's a lot easier (and more painless!) to give generously in smaller doses. For as little as $10 a month, you can enjoy all of the benefits of a Wilson Arts membership and feel great about contributing to the quality of life for all here in Wilson!

Call us at (252) 291-4329, set up monthly payments through your personal online banking, or fill out the membership form and mail or drop off at our facility.

Gift a Membership to a Friend or Family Member

A thoughtful and creative gift for a friend or loved one -- all the benefits of a Wilson Arts contributing membership!  Just click the link below to fill out the on-line form and complete payment, and the recipient will be sent a notification of your generous gift. They will be added to the roll of contributing members, and will receive class discounts, event mailings, invitations to special "member only" events, and all other member benefits.  This would be a wonderful gift for a college graduate, or a warm "welcome to the neighborhood" for someone newly relocated to Wilson!

Click here to give the gift of Membership to someone special!

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the quality of life for the citizens of Wilson and beyond through the arts!

Give a Memorial Gift or an Honorary Gift

The passing of someone special is always a difficult time. A memorial gift is a thoughtful and lasting tribute to a friend or loved one who was passionate about the Arts and the quality of life they bring to all here in Wilson.

Honorary gifts are a meaningful way to pay tribute to a living person.  It may honor a special occasion or achievement, or merely acknowledge the honoree's importance in your life.

Click here to make a one-time gift in someone's name.

Give a Directed Donation for a specific project, purchase or program

We have a LOT going on at Wilson Arts, and a lot of financial need that goes along with it!  In talking with some of you, we've heard that in addition to your contributing membership, you would like an easy way to make a one-time Directed Donation to support a favorite project, purchase or program. These sorts of donations would go directly to things like the Renovation Fund, purchases from our Wish List (see below for some of the items we would LOVE to have), upgrades to the Boykin Center - whatever you are passionate about and would like to help make possible!

Click here to make a one-time Directed Donation toward a specific project, purchase or program.

Give towards the Capital Campaign for the Wilson Arts Center

This page is mostly about the various giving options for our operations and programs, however, we are in the midst of a Capital Campaign for the Wilson Arts Center!  If you would like to learn more about the Wilson Arts Center and naming opportunities available from Phase 1 of our brand new fully functional arts center, or if you want to help us kick off phase 2 of construction, please click here.

Learn more about the Wilson Arts Center Capital Campaign.

Wilson Arts Wish List!

As a non-profit entity with limited financial resources that have to be stretched in MANY different directions, Wilson Arts depends upon the generosity of our community members to help meet many of our "non essential but highly desirable" needs.  Following is our "wish list" of items that would be truly helpful in fulfilling our mission of providing Wilson County with an abundance of quality cultural programming. If you would like to help with one or more of these items, please click the "Directed Donation" link above to donate on-line, or contact us at (252) 291-4329 to make arrangements for a directed donation of funds or materials.  It takes a village - and we LOVE ours!!!

  • Marquee Letters for Boykin Center ($250)
    • Our current letters are looking a little worn and we'd love to be able to replace them.
  • Intercom system for Boykin Center ($1,500)
    • Our current system is very old and doesn't work all that well and we'd love to replace this system.
  • Drum Mics ($350)
    • This would keep us from having to rent this item when we need it for live performances.
  • Small PA System ($200)
    • This would be helpful for community events, would be useful at large meetings, outdoor book readings, and karaoke off-site!
  • Improved Lighting for Hammond Gallery at the Boykin Center ($2000)
    • We have some lighting in there, but not enough light.  We'd love to showcase the work of our artists in the best light and would love to purchase additional light canisters for this gallery.
  • Wireless Handheld Microphone, Qty 5 ($300 each)
    • The ones we have are wired and many performing artists require wireless meaning we have to rent them.  We have a few, but not as many as we need.
  • Sponsor art supplies for a disadvantaged youth ($50)
    • Give the gift of art a youth in financial need.  This gift would help support art classes and materials for those classes at no cost to the child.