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Chastain Arts Center is an educational facility that offers classes, workshops, and exhibits in a variety of creative mediums. Established in 1968 as an arts center, Chastain Arts Center is the oldest Arts Center in Atlanta. Chastain encourages traditional fundamentals while stimulating individual expressionism for artists of all ages and skill levels.  In addition to programs and classes, we have a gift shop of rotating handmade items, 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. The Chastain Arts Center Gallery 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 community of Atlanta to progressive exhibitions and programs that relate to contemporary life, visual arts, and culture.

Chastain Arts Center
135 Chastain Park Avenue, NW
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 252-2927


Art Classes


The Center has provided exceptional art classes for all ages and for all skill levels in a variety of visual arts and crafts.  We offer classes in drawing, printmaking, pottery, painting, jewelry making, framemaking and more.  The Center is located in the beautiful and exclusive Chastain Park, in northwest Atlanta.   Click here for more info.




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