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The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center

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331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
770-534-2787 www.theartscouncil.net

The Arts Council Depot was built in 1914 as one of the only two-story railroad passenger stations in northeast Georgia. The building operated as a passenger station for the Jefferson and Southern Smithgall Arts Center Before and After ImageRailroad until its purchase by the Gainesville Midland Railroad.

In the 1940’s passenger service began to wane and the facility was converted into a freight depot. It was a working freight depot for the Gainesville Midland Railroad and later under CSX Railroad until its purchase by the Arts Council in 1992.

The Arts Council renovated the original structure and added two additional buildings. Additions were made to the depot to give it a grand entrance with beveled glass doors and crystal chandelier. To honor one of the major benefactors of the Arts Council, this facility was renamed from The Arts Council Depot to the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center.

rent facility buttonThe Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center is now home to The Arts Council, Inc. and our Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series, Summer MusicFest, map iconpermanent art gallery and our recently completed sculpture garden. In addition to arts programming, the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center is available forrent on a limited basis for special events including, weddings, receptions, parties, meetings and corporate functions.

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January 2018
$30 - $35

CECIL WELCH TRIO

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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When the list is compiled of the great pop and jazz trumpet virtuosos of this generation, Cecil Welch must surely be included. This veteran of the concert stage has created a unique style of performance and an ambience with his audiences that guarantees success. As a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during the tenure of Maestro Robert Shaw, Henry Mancini, the Academy Award winning film composer, offered him a position as his principal trumpeter and soloist. This association allowed Cecil…

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