Albany Area Arts Council at the Carnegie Library
Albany, GA 31701
The public is invited to visit this 20th century, Neo-classical building, which serves as an arts-welcome center, a facility for arts organizations, as well as an art gallery for regional artists.
The Carnegie Library, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, first opened its doors on April 11, 1906. The building served as the main library until 1966. From 1966 until 1985, it became a business branch, serving the needs of the central business district. Following the nearby renovation of the Ford Motor Company building as the new main library in 1985, the Carnegie Library closed and remained closed until 1992. On September 21, 1992, a the ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the administrative offices of the Albany Area Arts Council. In 1993, the Carnegie Library Building was presented The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Outstanding Adaptive-Use Rehabilitation.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Monday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Admission & Fees
Free Parking, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible
Near Interstate Highway
520, 75, 85
Suitable for Ages
Dougherty County Elementary School Art Exhibition
12/18/2014 - 12/23/2014
Albany Area Arts Council is pleased to showcase art work of Dougherty County Elementary School students. The exhibit opens December 18, 2014 and continues through December 23, 2014. Please stop by and enjoy the art of our local children. This is a heartwarming exhibition that is sure to delight all this holiday season!
The Mission of Albany Area Arts Council is to encourage, sponsor and support the arts and culture in our community.read more
01/21/2015 - 01/21/2015
Empty Bowls 2015 is a joint outreach of the Albany Area Arts Council & SOWEGA Council on Aging. It is a project designed to fight hunger personalized by artists on a community level. Enjoy a variety of soups from local restaurants and take home a handcrafted bowl made by a local artists as a reminder of all the empty bowls throughout our community.read more