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.



1011714_538519172882335_342097766_nWe offer our beautiful Victorian house and garden for small weddings, receptions and showers.We have a partially paved patio, a fire pit in the back, a wrap-around porch plus a lovely trellis.  Click here for more information.

foothills theatre

12717820_10103315282479158_6617303430691178469_nSince 1969, Foothills Theatre has been entertaining the community with high-quality drama, comedy and musical theater.

Kidshop Theatre 2016 registration has a few spots still!

Coming in the summer of 2016 • MARY POPPINS! Auditions in mid-May!!

the gallery

Our 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

Friday • May 13 • The Middle of the Night Book Club & Art Studio & Friend • Downtown Elkin Art Hike • 6-8p



masterpiece party

picasso1We 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 6:30-10 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 $45 for non-members.

Sign up for now for out next party – Friday, June 24!


Our membership and business sponsorship campaign for 2015-2016 is well under way! We thank Duke Energy, Wells Fargo and Rhythm On Main for stepping up as Platinum sponsors and Weyerhaeuser as a Gold sponsor. Thanks to all our members & sponsors!

“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.



artist opportunities

A downtown Elkin merchant has room for about a half dozen works of art to hang and she would like to be a part of the Downtown Elkin Art Hike beginning May 13. If you would like to hang your work, please call me, 835-2025.

Open Call for our exhibit “Off Main Street”

Third annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition – click here for info

Regional Emerging Artists Residency – click here for info


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.

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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.