Auburn Arts Association - Art Gallery

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Facilities
  3. Jan Dempsey Community Center

Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2947
  2. Email: scuster@auburnalabama.org

Auburn Arts Association

The Auburn Arts Association (AAA) was founded as a non-profit, volunteer, community-based arts organization in 1982. The AAA’s primary objectives are to promote arts education, encourage and support local artists and arts initiatives and to stimulate community interest in the arts.

The AAA provides quality arts experiences for students, professional opportunities for local artists and performers, technical assistance and financial support encouraging community-based arts initiatives, scholarships for talented community members, cooperative arts education projects, an exhibition program and a variety of arts services and social activities.

The AAA is governed by a board made up of local artists and business persons in the community. Membership is open to anyone, individual, student, senior, family, benefactor and corporate sponsors.

The AAA works hand-in-hand with the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) to provide classes and summer camps in the visual arts, to present exhibitions in the Art Gallery, and to sponsor numerous workshops and events that benefit and enhance our community’s cultural life. The AAA encourages you to volunteer with us! Contact the JDCAC at (334) 501-2963 for more information.

Make sure to visit their website at www.auburnarts.org and check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AuburnArtsAssociation.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery at the JDCAC is coordinated by the AAA, providing the community with exhibition space for local and regional artists, the only community gallery open daily to the public.

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Gallery hours may vary depending on exhibition receptions and programs.

Exhibitions

Outsider / Insider 
Through September 8
Works by Charlie Lucas. An Alabama 200 Bicentennial event and part of the annual Adventures in Art program.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Fall Invitational 2018
September 12 - October 10
52 paintings for 52 strangers by Bay Kelley.

XXth Annual Juried Art Exhibition 
October 15 - November 16
A competitive exhibition open to regional artists and craftspersons. Entries due Oct. 10.

Juried Art Show Application now available!

The Winter 2019 Invitational
January 14 - February 15
An Installation Project by a group of area artists and craftspersons.

Empty Bowls Exhibition / Sale
February 22 & 25 
Bowls by Auburn and Opelika ceramic artists supporting the East Alabama Food Bank.

Annual Graphic Design Juried Exhibition 
March 4 - 8 
A competitive show of graphic design projects by Auburn University students.

Photo XX Juried Photography Exhibition 
March 25 - April 30
A competitive exhibition open to regional artists and photographers.

For more information about the Art Gallery or to schedule a tour, please contact the JDCAC at (334) 501-2963.