A thriving arts community.
Rockingham County has long been known for making things—whether it’s massed produced products, arts & crafts or agriculture. 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. Many celebrations and events are held throughout the year to celebrate and showcase these local treasures.
For a complete list of studios and arts organizations, click here to download Rockingham County: A Guide to the Arts.
Fine Arts Festival Association
The Fine Arts Festival Association of Rockingham County was organized in 1946 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. FAFA also organizes Winter-Wine Wonderland, the region’s only winter wine festival. Winter-Wine Wonderland is co-sponsored by the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Education Center Advisory Board and the proceeds support scholarships for the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Camp and FAFA. For more information or to volunteer call 336.349.2060.
Rockingham County Arts Council
The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) was founded in August of 1969 as a non-profit arts organization. The Arts Council 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 email@example.com or 336.349.4039.
The stage is active and energetic here, thanks to the Theatre Guild of Rockingham County. Formed in 1989, the Theatre Guild regularly performs three main stage productions, as well as two to three children’s dramatic performances each year. Past performances have included The Sound of Music, Grease, Our Town, Children of Eden and The Wizard of Oz.