April 28,1956: First Regional Arts Council Workshop

Arts Council

Winston-Salem sponsored the first regional arts council workshop when approximately 60 delegates from North Carolina and several southeastern states came for the one-day round of discussions on arts council organization, financing and programming.

Winston-Salem has the oldest arts council in existence and the only council where fund raising, programming and facilities are combined.  The arts council workshop is also a first.

The photo above shows the new home of the Arts Council at the Hanes Community Center in 1958.

Photo courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library Photograph Collection.

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