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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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April 2019

Davina and the Vagabonds – Evenings of Initimate Jazz 2019

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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$36.05

“From the churning emotion of Billie Holiday to Amy Winehouse by way of Etta James!” – Newcastle Evening Chronicle (UK) “She purrs and growls, whispers and wails. Sweet and seductive one moment, she’s in your face the next, and then she makes you laugh. Her voice is a complex, expressive, flexible instrument made of sugar and grit.” – Pamela Espeland, MinnPost

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Davina and the Vagabonds – Evenings of Initimate Jazz 2019

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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$36.05

“From the churning emotion of Billie Holiday to Amy Winehouse by way of Etta James!” – Newcastle Evening Chronicle (UK) “She purrs and growls, whispers and wails. Sweet and seductive one moment, she’s in your face the next, and then she makes you laugh. Her voice is a complex, expressive, flexible instrument made of sugar and grit.” – Pamela Espeland, MinnPost

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Black and White Ball

April 27 @ 6:30 pm
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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The epicenter of Northeast Georgia’s Arts scene is calling all to be dressed in Black & White. From its inception as a Mecca of art and culture, The Arts Council will re-invent itself into a fantastical nightspot where it will anticipate your desires and cater to them with a full-blooded, joyous celebration! This evening’s intent is to forever remain fixed in our public’s consciousness as THE ORGANIZATION that enhances, educates and expands public interest in the Arts throughout Northeast Georgia!…

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May 2019

Carol Welsman – Evenings of Initimate Jazz 2019

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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$36.05

“Welsman is that rarest of discoveries: a fully formed artist with the musicality, imagination and looks to cruise to the top of the jazz vocal genre.” Audiences and fellow musicians agree, Carol is an extraordinarily talented musician and one of the finer vocalists and pianists on the scene today.”  - Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times “…the briskly rhythmic swing of Carol’s piano playing, the warm, embracing sound of her voice, combined with her irresistible way with a lyric, brightly…

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Carol Welsman – Evenings of Initimate Jazz 2019

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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$36.05

“Welsman is that rarest of discoveries: a fully formed artist with the musicality, imagination and looks to cruise to the top of the jazz vocal genre.” Audiences and fellow musicians agree, Carol is an extraordinarily talented musician and one of the finer vocalists and pianists on the scene today.”  - Don Heckman, The Los Angeles Times “…the briskly rhythmic swing of Carol’s piano playing, the warm, embracing sound of her voice, combined with her irresistible way with a lyric, brightly…

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