The Ashe County Arts Council is committed to promoting the arts as a hallmark of an active, engaged community.
The Arts Council offers leadership, collaboration & growth through the arts. The ACAC operates two facilities in Ashe County. An historic WPA building, the Ashe Arts Center, in downtown West Jefferson, houses the offices for the Arts Council, The Gallery, & Gallery Shop. The Ashe Civic Center, a 282 seat theatre space, also serves as the home of the Ashe County Little Theatre. These 2 facilities offer numerous options for arts programming.
As a non-profit organization the ACAC operates with a Board of Directors reflective of Ashe County's population. The ACAC is unusual in that we are not a membership based organization, but feel philosophically that everyone is a part of the Council.
ACAC has a staff of 3 full time employees, a 20 member board, an Advisory Board, & a large core of volunteers who provide an important component to the arts services we provide the county.