A Thriving Arts Community

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Throughout the years, Rockingham County has flourished into an arts haven.   Our arts community is diverse, featuring a variety of both performing and studio arts .  Here you will find just about anything handmade, including pottery, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, furniture, brick sculptures, woodworkings, baskets, and much more.

Folk music is steeped in the local history and is the vernacular of generations. Vibrant dance, drama, and captivating photography are part of the local scene. Local kilns turn out unique and functional pottery. You can also find original designs in stained glass.  Look a little further and you’ll discover unusual brick sculptures, award-winning woodworking, acclaimed songwriting and even locally made banjos.  Heritage crafts abound, with artisans creating in clay, wood, metal, glass and textiles.

With such an eclectic collection of artists in once place, Rockingham County is a good place for art aficionados. Art lovers come to study and learn, too. This community has many resources for art education, such as the Rockingham Community College Center for Creative Woodworking,  that encourage students to explore their own creativity.

Arts Organizations

Fine Arts Festival Association

The Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County was organized in 1944 and strives to educate, promote, and strengthen the arts in our area. With a focus on music, literature, and two- and three-dimensional art, the FAFA organizes and sponsors the annual Fine Arts Festival.  For more information or to volunteer call 336.394.4664. 

Rockingham County Arts Council

The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) was founded in August of 1969 as a non-profit arts organization.  It is the County’s designated partner of the North Carolina Arts Council.  The RCAC is governed by a volunteer board of directors and employs an executive director. Funding for the Council is provided by individual and business memberships, contributions, annual fund-raising events and grants. For more information contact us at or 336.349.4039.


Theatre Guild of Rockingham County

The stage is active and energetic here, thanks to the Theatre Guild of Rockingham County. Formed in 1989, the Theatre Guild regularly performs four main stage productions, including one children’s production, two main stage plays and one major musical. Past performances have included The Sound of Music, Grease, Our Town, Children of Eden, Annie and The Wizard of Oz.


Galleries & Resources

RCC Center for Creative Woodworking
333 South Scales, St., Reidsville, NC 27320
336-342-4261, ext. 2178

Rockingham County Potter’s Guild

Rockingham County Quilters Guild