|Getting There |||In Downtown, south on Centre Street to 7 Avenue SW.|
|Galleries and Shops 10-6 Mon to Fri, 12-6 Sat, Select galleries open Sunday. Studios open varying hours and by appointment|
Profile Last Updated: October 17, 2008
This unique nexus of art took shape and substance when it opened to the public in November 2004. A heritage building with a lot of contemporary soul, Art Central is 37,500 square feet and three floors of art galleries, over 40 artist studios and shops. It is also a premiere venue for public events and exhibitions. Founders of this creative core say that making art easily accessible and bringing creators and viewers together is its main purpose.
Conversations with Art
An art mecca in itself, Art central provides a sense of community, support and collaborative inspiration for artists. For those seeking to enjoy and appreciate art, take advantage of the unique feature of the open-format working studio. You are welcome and encouraged to asking questions, observe and engage with the artists.
In and Around
Enhanced by tons of natural light, the open atrium is the main feature in its ‘industrially’ modern interior. With its metal staircases, sleek glass-fronts that invite visitors to observe artisans at work in diverse galleries and studios, Art Central is trendy and mod yet also comfortably casual. Come and feel creative energy pulsate in each personalized artist space with the wide range of works in paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, metals and jewelry. Before or after satisfying your appetite for artwork, enjoy good food and coffee at either the deVille Café or Siding Café, located within the complex.
Tip: If you want to do something different, book one of their Corporate Painting Workshops.