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
Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series: Jennifer Hanson Quartet
01/16/2016 - 01/16/2016
Jennifer Hanson Quatet will perform at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center for the first evening of Intimate Jazz.
Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council's most-loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™. Held in the beautiful Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, this concert series features nationally recognized jazz artists in a quaint, intimate setting.
Tickets can be purchased by the performance o...read more
Intimate Jazz Series: Carter Calvert & The Roger Cohen Trio
04/23/2016 - 04/23/2016
This will be Carter Calvert's third performance in Gainesville, GA. Many will recognize her for her impressive set of pipes in Neil Berg's 101 and 102 Years of Broadway, presented by The Arts Council in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Carter will make her Gainesville Jazz debut with The Arts Council's Evenings of Intimate Jazz floating effortlessly between Jazz standards, American Songbook classics, Broadway selections and Pop hits, making each song her own with a rich soulful sound.read more
Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series: Jon Regen Trio
05/14/2016 - 05/14/2016
Jon Regen Trio will perform at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center for an evening of Intimate Jazz.
Small tables, candle light, and the smooth sounds of jazz create the perfect atmosphere for one of The Arts Council's most-loved series, Evenings of Intimate Jazz™. This concert series features nationally recognized jazz artists in a quaint, intimate setting.
Tickets can be purchased by the performance or for the entire series.
For more information, visit The Arts Coun...read more