Chastain Arts Center is an educational facility that offers classes, workshops, and exhibits in a variety of creative mediums. As the oldest arts center in Atlanta, Chastain encourages traditional fundamentals while encouraging individual expression for artists of all ages and skill levels. In addition to programs, we have a gift shop of rotating handmade items and we offer an annual Summer Camp, Children’s Birthday Parties, and facility rentals.
Fulton County constructed the buildings now known as Chastain Arts Center and the Galloway School between 1901 and 1911. The buildings were originally almshouses (or poorhouses) for the elderly, disabled, and unemployable. Thomas Henry Morgan, known as the ‘Dean of Atlanta’s architects’, designed the two Neo-Classical buildings.
City Gallery Chastain was established in 1978 under the auspices of the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs to exhibit contemporary art by local and nationally recognized artists. The gallery exposes the Atlanta community to progressive exhibitions and programs that relate to contemporary life, visual arts and culture.
The Center has provided exceptional art classes and exhibits for over 44 years making it Atlanta’s oldest community arts center. We have classes for all ages and for all skill levels in a variety of fine arts and crafts. The Center is located in Chastain Park, in northwest Atlanta. Click on the links above for more information.
Children’s Summer Camp
Art á la Carte summer camp encourages artistic expression and offers children an experience filled with creative energy. Each week explores a different discipline through two- and three- dimensional projects in clay, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, mixed media, and more.
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Summer Camp Job Opportunities.
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