Caswell arts

Covid-19 Update: For the safety of our guests and staff, we are currently not open to the public, but we are available Tues. - Thurs. 10am - 2pm by appointment.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We look forward to the days when we can be together safely again.  Take care, and stay safe.    

We are disappointed to have to share the news that due to a significant concern about a likely Covid exposure, coupled with the continued rise of cases in our community, we have decided to cancel our rummage sale. 

We apologize to everyone who made donations, helped with this event, and planned to attend.  We thank you for your generosity, and want you to know that we have been successful in raising donations through online sales which will help to support the Caswell Council for the Arts during this challenging time.  

As you may know, we have had to cancel and reschedule this event several times before now.  Every time we think we are ready to move forward, some significant concern stops us from making it happen.  As difficult as it is to make the decision to not follow through with the sale, we have come to accept that it is not the right time.  Like many things with Covid, we have had to let go of our expectations and make the choice that will keep our community safe. 

We wish you the best, and hope this note finds you safe and healthy.  We look forward to the time when we can all join together again as a community.  


Denise Burnette

Caswell Council for the Arts

Since 1977, the Caswell Council for the Arts has kept the arts alive  in Caswell County.  Through the Lee Fowlkes Visual Arts Gallery, arts education classes, performances, arts opportunities for our youth, and our permanent arts collection, we continue that tradition to this day.  

Lee Fowlkes Gallery

Our "Lee Fowlkes Gallery" and home office is located at 43 W. Main St. in Yanceyville, NC. Here you can view monthly exhibits from local and regional artists, attend receptions, classes, and seminars, and learn more about our other arts programming. Our gallery presents an annual Juried Art Show for adult artists from NC and VA, and accepts applications from local artists wishing to exhibit their work in our space. 

Arts For Our Youth

Bringing the arts to the youth of our community is a big part of what we do.  We work with the Caswell County School System to provide an annual student art show as well as two professional theater performances for the students in our area.  We also strive to foster creativity through special events and community outreach activities that offer creative opportunities for kids.  

Arts Education Classes

We believe in the value of fostering creativity and educating in the arts.  The arts are for everyone, not only a select few.  To bring the arts to our community, we offer a variety of arts education classes for all ages.   Some classes we have offered in the past include painting, jewelry making design, improv theater, and flower arranging.  We are always open to new ideas that will interest our community in the arts.   

A Sense of Place: A Creative Community Dialogue about the places in Caswell County that mean the most to us.  

Is there a place in Caswell County that has special meaning to you?  If you were going to tell someone about this place, what would you say? Visit our online exhibit where we invite you to share your original stories, songs, drawings, photos, paintings, and any other mediums that tell your story about a place in Caswell County that is meaningful to you.   

Artist Resources for COVID-19 

During this turbulent and uncharted time, it is imperative that our artists continue creating and find support to help them do just that. From financial relief to emergency grants, visit this link for some helpful resources.  


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