Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center

331 Spring St. SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

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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


    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available


    Minimum Group Size: 20

    Near Interstate Highway




    Payment Options

    American Express




    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Arts Council Signature Series: 3 Redneck Tenors

    Arts Council Signature Series: 3 Redneck Tenors

    03/27/2018 - 03/27/2018

    In the wake of the three operatic tenors comes a new breed of tenors from more humble origins…3 Redneck Tenors – a new musical adventure. This musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists from Broadway and world opera stages offers down home laughs with big city music. Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by Craig Bohmler, 3 Redneck Tenors features a cast of veteran opera and Broadway stars including Blake Davidson, Alex Bumpas, Matthew Lord and specia... read more