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Wilkes Heritage Museum
                                                                                              is in the 1902 restored
                                                                                              Wilkes County Courthouse.

           Arts, Culture & History

                             Wilkes County: A Regional Hub

                                              The Walker Center is a 1,130-seat
        W        ilkes County is bordered by     performing arts auditorium and 38,731 square   throughout the year. Admission to the Gallery
                 eight western North Carolina
                                                                                is always free.
                                            feet of multi-purpose meeting space on the
                                                                                913 C St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
                 counties, each with a cultural
        landscape that makes our quality of life in   campus of Wilkes Community College. It   (336) 667-2841 |
        this region one to admire. Within our arts and   is used for management training, business
        culture communities we find greater regional   meetings, civic meetings, and cultural activities      Wilkes Playmakers are committed
        opportunities for collaborations to produce   including concerts and other shows.  to providing entertainment, promoting
        music in all genres, performing arts, museum   1328 S. Collegiate Dr., Wilkesboro, NC 28697  cultural awareness, and nurturing inclusion
        exhibits, walking tours, and more.  (336) 838-6260 |  through captivating stage performances
                                                                                and educational programs. Entrusted with
        GALLERIES &                            Wilkes Art Gallery, inside a 1920s-era   caring for one of the area’s oldest buildings,
        PERFORMANCE VENUES                  post office building, features 3,500 square   Wilkes Playmakers offers its home, Benton
           Bleu Moon Productions supports Wilkes   feet of rotating exhibition space, an education   Hall Community Arts Center, as a venue for
        County tourism through stage productions,   center with a complete ceramics studio, two   professional functions, social gatherings,
        and children’s, dessert, and dinner theater   multi-purpose classrooms, and a gift shop with   and community events.
        performances. The troupe’s most notable   works from more than 60 regional artisans.   300 D St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
        annual performance, “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes   Classes, programs, and workshops are offered   (336) 838-7529 |
        County Legend,” attracts an audience of
        residents and visitors from around the region.
        216 9th St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
        (336) 426-2538
                                              Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina
                                              In the mountains and foothills of North Carolina, traditional music is part of the
           The Stone Center for the Performing   fabric of community life. Ballads are sung as they were hundreds of years ago.
        Arts is 8,000 square feet of performance,   Fiddlers, banjo players, and other musicians play from porches to stages and
        banquet, dance, and meeting space for Wilkes   keep the music alive. The definitive guidebook for seeking these musical
        County public school students. The Center   experiences is updated by an initiative led by the Blue Ridge National
        also houses the Wilkes County Hall of Fame.   Heritage Area Partnership and the North Carolina Arts Council, a
        The adjacent Wilkes County Schools Central   division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.
        Office holds a large art gallery displaying the   Arts councils, tourism agencies, music venues, event organizers,
        work of K-12 students.                musicians, and dancers also participate in the effort. Learn more:
        613 Cherry St., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
        (336) 667-1121 |
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