THE BOWERY on MARKET STREET
The Winnsboro Cultural District is supported, in part, by funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and is under the umbrella of the City of Winnsboro. Member of the ART Region of Texas, a consortium of NE TX cities/entities promoting the arts/artists of the region. The Winnsboro Center for the Arts (pictured here) is the "Heart of the Arts" in Winnsboro and is the anchor venue for the Winnsboro Cultural Disitrict. Visit their website here.
THE BOWERY STAGE
In 2015/16 The Bowery Stage at Winnsboro Center for the Arts presented sold out concerts by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), Judy Collins, Tom Paxton and Michael Martin Murphey! This is an intimate 88 seat listening room with wonderful ambiance and the acoustics and sound system that make every concert a truly enjoyable experience. It has a growing reputation among musicians that make Winnsboro a stop on Texas tours that go to Dallas, Houston, Austin and Shreveport.
ART AND WINE FESTIVAL
Historic Winnsboro is transformed into an art and wine lover's Mecca. Downtown streets are closed to traffic and everyone is welcome to this free festival. Art ranges from traditional to abstract, painting to pottery, glass to silk - a feast for the eyes! A variety of award winning Texas Wineries showcase their fabulous wines. Art and Wine lovers from all over the State come to unwind with a quiet day in the country, enjoying the colorful autumn leaves and doing a little shopping.
The Texas Commission on the Arts selected the Winnsboro Cultural District to be included as one of the 2009 Designated Cultural Districts for the State of Texas. At the September 2, 2009 meeting, Commissioners selected Winnsboro and six other communities as the initial designated cultural districts for their Pilot Program. Winnsboro found itself rubbing elbows with the likes of Austin, Lubbock, San Angelo, Denison, McAllen and Huntsville! With a population of only 3,400 it was quite an honor to be the Rural Representative for the initial seven cities. Denison was next closest in population, about seven times the size, so it bears repeating that this Winnsboro Cultural District designation is truly an honor, and unusual for such a small town. There seems to be ‘something in the air’, and Winnsboro continues to attract the artistically gifted to its zip code. The Historic Downtown Cultural District continues to add visual and performing arts to the many shops and venues, with the Winnsboro Center for the Arts taking a lead role as the “Heart of the Arts.”