The Lewisville Area Arts Council, Inc.,

is 501(c)(3)non profit corporation dedicated to the presentation of arts programs including visual, performing, literary and scientific, for the education and entertainment of the public of Western Forsyth County, NC.

The LAAC was founded in 1991 in Lewisville, NC as a vehicle for the presentation of arts programs. The LAAC is unusual in that it is directed and governed by a group whose members span a wide age range and have diverse backgrounds. The board includes visual and performing artists as well as those specializing in various areas of business.

The LAAC's current programs include Acoustic Coffeehouse @ Woodland Moth Visual & Performing Artists / and the Gallery of the Exhibiting Artists of The LAAC @ North Trade Street Arts in the W-S Downtown Arts District / the future units in the annual Lewisville Christmas Parade and our Miss Lewisville Pageant / as well as individual music, art, and educational programs including May and November annual art exhibitions at the Lewisville Branch Library

The Lewisville Area Arts Council, Inc. Staff and Board of Directors
Marilyn Ingram - Executive Director
Board of Directors:

Wade Ingram - Assistant Director Executive Board - N. Arthur Perry, Nancy Smith, J. Harper Wrights, Rick Jones
Board Members - Maureen Barton, Jeff Broughton, Jennifer Hutchins
Emeritus Members
Peter H. Thorkelson, James Lee Stanley, C. David Hauser
Memorium and Chairman of the Board Emeritus - Charles S. Hauser
Emeritus / Memorium
Margaret W. McGee, Steve Clayton, R. Frank Holder
LAAC Volunteer Organization: Deane Potter Broughton, K. Richard Jones,

The LAAC would also like to pay tribute and remember friends and supporters that helped us along our way: The former Town Manager of Lewisville, NC, John Whitson, the former Mayor of Lewisville, NC the hon. Dr. Hank Chilton, Liz Pierson. We also would like to honor our great friends that have passed on: the hon. Tom Voss, Charlie Hauser, Ron Connoly, David McKee, Melvin Knouse, Frank Holder, Gene Hege, Bennett Black, Margaret McGee, Steve Clayton, Ron Wrights, Maggie Cole

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The Lewisville Area Arts Council, Inc. (The LAAC) G. Galloway Reynolds Community Center, Suite 207-A PO Box 472
Lewisville, NC 27023
United States


Exhibiting Members of The LAAC

Miss Lewisville 2013

Due to popular demand, The LAAC brought back the "Miss Lewisville" program! The pageant was conducted in the manner of the original concept - essay, photo and personal inteview. For more information on the pageant, or to submit an entry, UPDATED July 2, 2013 - Click here for Miss Lewisville 2013 Entry Information

The LAAC's first festival was held in 1991. The Lawn Party Queen program began in 1993 with the crowning of Miss Melody Bays as sponsored by Helzberg Diamonds Click here for our archive site on Miss Lewisville Lawn Party Below are the 1993-2004 Lewisville Lawn Party Queens and some live footage from Youtube! We are looking for photos of those not included. Contact The LAAC via the e-mail link if you can help! Thanks!

  • Woodland Moth Visual & Performing Artists at NTSA

  • Exhibiting Artists of The LAAC at North Trade Street Arts:
  • Rick Jones (watercolor)
  • Dianne Sherrill (photography)
  • Caitlin Jamison (photography)
  • Megan Ingram (mixed media),
  • Dep Goza (stained glass)
  • Marilyn Ingram (mixed media and recording artist)
  • Nancy Smith (recording artist and jewelry)
  • The late Gene Hege (impressionism)
  • the late Frank Holder (metal)
  • the late Bennett Black (basketry)

  • The LAAC is celebrating 24 years in Lewisville and Western Forsyth County and the OFFICE in the Community Center will celebrate the 14th year in February 2015! The Office Opening Event was held on Feb. 23, 2001. It was a wonderful night for the LAAC and our great friend and artist the late Frank Holder who shared a birthday on the same day.

    WINTER 2015

    Annual General Meeting of The LAAC

    The next LAAC Annual General Meeting will be held following the annual Lewisville Christmas Parade

    Click on the photos to see the winners of The ARTsy Awards presented by The LAAC in cooperation with the staff and readers of Villager Voice Magazine.

    Volunteer Opportunites

    The LAAC is always looking for voluntees from age 12-adults. Hours served qualify towards school, organization or community service hours and awards. Visit LAAC Volunteers to sign up!

    The weekend of August 27, 2005 was the LAST annual Lawn Party. Thanks to our SPONSORS, Vendors and Members for making it a GREAT event. The LAAC has bid our favorite event - our baby - good bye. For those of you that loved the event - thanks from the deepest part of our collective hearts. For those who selected not to offer support to the event because you actually believe the final location move was a choice...then ask questions and open your mind to the answers.

    Our most famous headliner, former Monkee, Peter Tork, made 5 appearances during the 14 years the event was held. Over 300 different local and regional acts appeared during those same years and several national headliners including Firefall, Poco, The James House Band, James Lee Stanley, Acoustic Syndicate. The event was funded by corporate sponsor and individual giving raised by the non profit organization The LAAC and not a town program entirely funded by taxes. A complete list of Lewisville Lawn Party Entertainers will be updated soon. For a small organization on a shoe string budget - it was unbelievable - the likes of which may never be seen again.

    Want to play a future series of Acoustic Coffee House or another LAAC event? E-mail the LAAC for information and/or send your promo kit to:
    LAAC - PO Box 472 - Lewisville, NC 27023