McGuigan Arts Academy Offers Classes Year-Round in Countryside Village

The McGuigan Arts Academy ( is offering artistic fun and education through their year-round classes that take place in their studio in Countryside Village. After a summer full of events such as Rock ‘n’ Roll Roots Music Camp, UkeStock, ARTapalooza, and more, the team at McGuigan Arts Academy is excited to continue bringing art, music, and theater education to our children in the fall.

Super talent Billy McGuigan, known for bringing Buddy Holly and The Beatles to life on stage, opened the McGuigan Arts Academy in January 2021. The Academy’s mission is devoted to teaching life skills through hands-on studies in the arts. Acknowledging that not every student in the arts wants to be a performer, McGuigan Arts Academy nurtures and showcases talent in every artistic realm.

“We’re passionate about providing real life experiences to students of all ages in the arts,” said CEO Kate Whitecotton. “We provide opportunities to showcase their talents in a professional setting. We are here to show our students that this can be a very real career path, if they choose, and we’ll give them the tools they need to thrive out there.”

McGuigan Arts Academy classes are taught by full-time professionals, and led by Artistic & Education Director Kimberly Faith Hickman. A rare Broadway-accredited director, she honed her talent working on numerous Tony Award winning and nominated Broadway shows. McGuigan Arts Academy implements their programming in theatres and school districts across the United States. For more information, visit, follow them on Facebook and Instagram (@mcguiganartsacademy), or contact Kate Whitecotton at (402) 682-2868 /