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

11749254_10153478835575960_2126956554_nSince 1969, Foothills Theatre has been entertaining the community with high-quality drama, comedy and musical theater!

100 productions since 1969!

Auditions for three productions this winter and spring set for Dec. 9, 12, and 14 — click here for details


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

august 7 • dan butner roots & reflections • opening reception 6-8p

sept. 7 • take in for the 26th annual clifford morrison memorial art competition

sept. 11 • gallery opening for the cmmac & downtown elkin art hike • 6-8p


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 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 $40 for non-members. Upcoming dates:

Friday • Sept. 18 • Sign ups going on now!


Our Membership and business sponsorship campaign for 2014-2015 is under way! We thank PRISM MEDICAL PRODUCTS for its Platinum Sponsorship last fiscal year! And a hip hip hooray to Wells Fargo and Rhythm On Main for stepping up as Platinum sponsors this year!

“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.

Do it for Gladys!


artist opportunities

Foothills Arts Council : Take-in for entries for the 26th annual Clifford Morrison Memorial Art Competition on Monday, Sept. 7 from 10a – 6p. See prospectus for details.



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.