The Foothills Arts Council in Historic Elkin, NC is your home for the
visual and performing arts in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


what’s happening at fac

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA•art in the garden presents ‘motherhood out loud’

•elkin valley fiddlers have lined up the kruger brothers for may 10!

•may in the garden & gallery with the big band

You are the star in our selfies exhibit

•register now for kidshop theatre





dale-278_0We offer our beautiful Victorian house and garden for small weddings, receptions and showers. Click here for more information.

foothills theatre

Since 1969, Foothills TGEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAheatre has been entertaining the community with high-quality drama, comedy and musical theater!

Art in the Garden readers’ theater performance of “MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD” will be Sat., May 3 and again Sunday, May 11. Auditions in late March.

Registration for Kidshop Theatre will begin April 7

“Little Shop of Horrors” is our big summer musical, July 25-27. Auditions at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18 and at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 19. Cast needed includes teens, men and women.

the gallery

selfiepicOur gallery openings are free with refreshments and a Yadkin Valley winery on hand for pouring. We thank the NC Grassroots Arts Program of the NC Arts Council, the Town of Elkin, Surry County and our individual and business members for the support needed to offer these great evenings!


April 11 - SELFIES

May 30- Make My Daylily — a playful exhibit exploring our fascination with gardens and guns in the South




masterpiece party

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAWe are getting this Masterpiece Party down to an art! (check out the pics). You bring your favorite beverage, we provide all the supplies, instruction and food from 7-10 p.m. and you go home at the end of a fun evening with a masterpiece created by you! No experience required, the cost for the evening is $35 for current members and $40 for non-members. Upcoming dates:

Jan. 24, 2014 – BOOKED!; March 28, 2014; June 27, 2014; Sept. 26, 2014


Our Membership and business sponsorship campaign for 2013-2014 is under way! We thank PRISM MEDICAL PRODUCTS for its Platinum Sponsorship!

“Just wanted to send a thank you. The Arts Council has added so much to our spring/summer – the poetry evening, sewing class, Kidshop, the kids’ festival, and Oliver. All were so wonderful and great experiences for our kids – and us!” from The Shaws

Thanks for inviting us to this great exhibit.  The children LOVED it and the feedback I heard from parents was also positive!  I love that we have walking access to an art gallery! Thank you for all you do to promote the arts in our schools and community! from Amy Wagoner, EES


volunteers – the heart of our organization

Without our volunteers, we’d not be what we are. We thank all of you who take the time to give, help, oversee, plan, teach, make lunch, string a light, set a table and just be who you are and give what you can!

our favorite addition to our collection

Hanging with the portrait of Cliff Morrison is a portrait of his widow, Gladys Morrison, done by William Sanders. Members of FAC commissioned the work as a way to thank Gladys for her tireless commitment to the organization and her contributions since its inception.


The mission of the Foothills Arts Council is to enrich the lives of Yadkin Valley residents and visitors with visual and performing arts, and to support the work of local artists, artisans, writers, musicians and performers.

We would love to you have you become a member of the Foothills Arts Council. Share your enthusiasm for the visual and performing arts with us and the community. We welcome your help in participating and volunteering to make a difference in the community. Click here for the membership form.
The building and grounds of FAC make a wonderful setting for a wedding, shower or reception. The house has two large rooms, our downstairs and upstairs galleries, four bathrooms and a kitchen. We also have a grand piano and a wrap-around porch. Click here for more details and our rental rates.