Our mission is to sponsor and encourage the cultural arts in Watauga County, with an emphasis on arts in education and the traditional arts.

The WCAC was founded in 1981 and, since the late ‘80’s, has made its home in  downtown Boone. Our mission is stated above, however, we often use the slogan “Making the Arts a Presence in Our Community” to keep us focused toward that common goal. We are a diverse and growing organization which is heavily involved in economic development and cultural tourism planning in our community as well as in presenting diverse programming throughout Watauga County. We are strong believers in the concept that, in helping the ARTS to thrive in Watauga County, we are also helping WATAUGA COUNTY to thrive.