The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center
Gainesville, GA 30501
The Arts Council Depot was constructed in 1914 and is the only two-story depot in northeast Georgia, In 1992 the Arts Council completed a four-year effort to purchase the 2.5-acre Depot property from CSX Transportation.
An innovative plan was developed to transform the historic train depot and unsightly rail yard in downtown Gainesville into a Central station for the Arts. Your contributions and memberships are needed for operations, programming and with your support our future plans include, an outdoor theater, artists market sculpture garden and international market place.
The Arts Council offices are located in the Depot and our current services to our affiliate arts organizations, the community and visitors to the community have been enhanced and expanded. The multi-purpose facility is available for daily rental to members for meetings, art shows and artists markets, and concerts.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round
Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Minimum Group Size
Near Interstate Highway
400, 85, 985
American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Film & Music Site
Suitable for Ages
Back in Time Band
08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
The Arts Council and Peach State Bank & Trust proudly present Back in Time on Saturday, August 8 at The Smithgall Arts Center Lawn. Come out and hear that old time rock and roll as the Back in Time band returns for one of Gainesville's favorite outdoor summer concerts. Featuring a nine-piece rock-n-roll band with a four-piece horn section, Back in Time band members range in age from 30 to 60 with a passion for playing classic roc...read more