Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center

331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

  • The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center has a spacious lawn area, perfect for an outdoor wedding.

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  • The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center's atrium is perfect for reception seating.

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  • Smithgall Arts Cetner

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  • Pictures from an event held at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center

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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

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Minimum Group Size

    Near Interstate Highway

    400, 85, 985

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Film & Music Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Back in Time Band

    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