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June Jones, Acting Chair

Kasie Phillips, Secretary

Julius Barkley, Treasurer
David Neeley

Janet Jackson

Ruth Neely
Crystal Armstrong


Advisory Board:
Phil Coyle
Sam Stowe, III















Gaston Arts


The Gaston Arts Council was founded and incorporated in 1979 as a result of efforts by the Gaston Chamber of Commerce to unite the arts under one umbrella organization. Since 1979, the Arts Council has grown and impacted the community tremendously. We are Your Connection to Arts & Culture in Gaston County!


The key responsibilities of the Arts Council include being a funding source for many arts and arts related organizations in Gaston County, raising and securing funds to sustain arts & culture in Gaston County, serving as a resource and advisor to local agencies and organizations, developing and coordinating creative programming; as well as providing arts advocacy on a local/state/regional level and long range development planning.


The Mission of the Gaston Arts Council is to develop, advance, enhance, promote and sustain arts and culture in our community, through the visual, literary, and performing arts. The Gaston Arts Council achieves this by providing artist showcases, exhibitions and performance opportunities; technical assistance; professional development; support through open and competitive grant opportunities.

The Gaston Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that exists to provide support and funds for arts programming in Gaston County.


Proud member of Gaston Regional Chamber Commerce and Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce!


Gaston Arts Council is a proud member of Arts North Carolina!

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