June 2025 - April 2026
Founded in 2016, The Winterville Arts Council is made up of area residents who are artists, writers, and supporters of the arts. Its mission is to support local artists and to promote the unique character of Winterville through engagement with the arts.
125 North Church Street
Winterville, Ga. 30683
Cultivate the unique physical and social character of Winterville
Bring neighbors to celebrate each others’ knowledge and talents
Animate public spaces for a congenial, safe and inspiring Winterville
Rejuvinate structures and streetscapes to express our future
Reinforce creativity in our public schools, government and businesses
chair: Sherre Watwood
co-chair: Cameron Ferrelle
secretary: Judy Hammond
What We've Been Up To
Quarterly Art Shows:
WAC hosts four art shows each year in the Winterville Center for Community and Culture.
*Winter: Winterville Elementary School Student Art Show
*Spring: Marigold Festival Art Show
*Summer: Juried Art Show
*Fall: WAC Members’ Show
All Calls for Art for these shows will be posted on our website.
Local artist Vera Miller displays her art at WAC’s Summer Art Show.
Marigold Market Art Events and Activities
The Winterville Arts Council holds events and/or activities once a month (April-December) at the Marigold Market located at Pittard Park. Some of the events and activities WAC has hosted are Chalkfest, face painting, collage art, designing and constructing masks, and caricature sketches.
Interested in volunteering or got ideas for us? Let us know!
WAC member, Charles Treadwell sketching caricatures at the Marigold Market.
Summer Art Camp
The Winterville Arts Council held its first annual summer art camp this past June for rising
third-sixth grade students. The students were exposed to several different forms of art: puppet
making, watercolors, acrylics, fabric painting, and theater.
Interested in volunteering or enrolling your child? Contact us at WintervilleArtsCouncil@gmail.com
Campers at work creating their
life-size self portraits.
Free Little At Gallery (aka F.L.A.G.) made its debut at the 2022 Marigold Festival.
Look behind Winterville City Hall and find the Free Little Art Gallery (or FLAG). The FLAG follows the same principle as free little libraries (where people take a book and leave a book). Feel free to take a little piece of art and consider donating one to the FLAG. Thanks go out to Ellen Derwin for introducing the FLAG to the Winterville Arts Council and purchasing the interior FLAG decorations and to Dave Watwood for building the FLAG. Follow the Winterville FLAG on Instagram (@freeandweewinterville). Enjoy!!!
Vino and Van Gogh
The Winterville Arts Council hosted its first “Vino and Van Gogh” paint evening this past fall. Because of its huge success, WAC plans to offer another paint and sip evening again in
February. WAC member Judy Hammond will be the artist instructor for our February event.
Registration for this event will open early January.
Participants enjoy a glass of wine while painting under the guidance of WAC member and local artist, Dortha Jacobson.
WAC member, Dortha Jacobson, was the first artist to exhibit her work at the Winterville Library as part of our collaboration to bring more exposure to local artists' work.
2019 Holiday Lights Contest Winners
Winterville Library Art Exhibits
The Winterville Library and the Winterville Arts Council have joined together to host an ongoing exhibit featuring local artists within 50 miles of the Winterville area. Art will be on display in the library on a rotation basis for a 6-8 week period. If you are a local artist who would like to have your art considered for display in the library, please send 3-10 photos of your work to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org Currently, local artist Dortha Jacobson has her work in the library through the end of November. Library hours are Tu,Thurs 3-7PM; Wed, Fri, Sat.
10AM-2PM. Upcoming artists, Vicky Tavernier and Jenifer Borg, will be exhibiting their collage art entitled, “Words About Birds, Insights About Insects” beginning in December. Their exhibit
will be on display through late January 2023.
Holiday Lights Tour and Contest
For the past few years, WAC has hosted a self-guided Holiday Lights Tour and Contest. Local residents within the Winterville City limits are encouraged to decorate their homes and submit
their address to be included on a Holiday Lights Tour map and enter the contest. WAC member Cameron Ferrelle is the designer of our festive, artsy map. You can find more details on our
Upcoming Events page under Contests.