About Us

We are a private non-profit tax-exempt corporation located in the Art Center building in downtown Hartwell.

MISSION: Our mission is to develop, coordinate, and promote all the arts: visual, performing, and literary. Cooperating with other regional organizations, we endeavor to facilitate the greatest possible opportunity for programming events.

BOARD: Regular board meeting is the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, however, voting at regular meetings is confined to the board. We always welcome new ideas and additional volunteers for programming and keeping the center open.

President:  Martha West
Vice President: Mary Dowell-Moseley
Secretary: Kathy Holesko 
Treasurer: Bonnie Kelemen

With Board Members: Hillary Franklin, Brian Metzgar, Barabra Cronic, Michael England, and Carolyn Hoops

BELIEF: As a member of the Hart County Chamber of Commerce, we believe the opportunity to display one’s talent goes hand in hand with the opportunity to explore and learn about the arts. Therefore, we contract for performances, exhibits, artistic services, and workshops. Additionally, our Art Center offers space for the enjoyment of art, education, and cultural enrichment. After all, as George Sciababba says, perhaps imagination really is intelligence having fun.

MEMBERSHIP: If you wish to become a member of the Art Center, you can pick up a form at the Center, or click here, 2018 membership form NEWS: We now offer a youth membership at a discounted rate of $20 for members in the age-range of 18-25 years. Young people 17 and under are welcome to join for free. Please join us in encouraging our youth to become more active in the arts. We welcome their ideas, enthusiasm and involvement.

For families, singles, seniors and students, the membership fee is $50.00.

An additional $10.00 will allow an artist member their own studio page for a full year.

There are also various levels of corporate sponsorships:

Bronze – $200. This membership will provide a Certificate of Appreciation for supporting the arts. Also included is one membership.

Silver – $350. This membership will provide a silver plaque to hang in the sponsor’s place of business indicating their support of the arts. Also included are two memberships.

Gold – $500. This membership will provide a gold plaque to hang in the sponsor’s place of business indicating their support of the arts. Also included are four memberships.

Platinum – $1,000. This is a special level of support and the benefactor’s name shall be placed on a permanent plaque in the Art Center.


Hours of Operation are Thursday through Saturday, 11-5.
338 East Howell Street, P.O. Box 413, Hartwell GA 30643 | Phone: 706-377-2040 | Email: hartwellartcenter1@gmail.com
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