Discover Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville, Georgia.
Once you come into the art center you will see the gallery shows are breath taking, the theater productions are exciting, the music is exceptional, and the social events are great fun!
The camps and classes are wonderful learning events that not only teach but develop skills andtalents for the county and world to see and share. We hope you will join us for one of our exciting events.
Functions of the Center for the Arts:
Performing and visual arts events.
Classes offered in all areas of the Fine Arts.
Cultural History exhibits
Facility rental for meetings, receptions, small events.
Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities
Open Tuesday - Friday at 10am to 4pm and Saturday at 12pm to 4pm. Free admission & parking to gallery.
History - Dawson County Arts Council, Inc. (DCAC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1995 and incorporated in 1996.
The DCAC received from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation the 2001 Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation for its restoration of the 'Old Rock School,' a 5,000 square foot building that for many years was part of the Dawson County School system.
Local Dawson County residents built it of locally quarried rock as a part of the Dawsonville High School complex in the 1930's. In the 1940's the major part of the school was destroyed by fire. After a town meeting sponsored by the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society and months of community planning., the Dawson County Arts Council, Inc. presented to the Dawson County Board of Education its proposal to assume responsibility for the Old Rock School in October of 1999.
Contribute to the cultural foundation of our community.
Create citizen involvement in the arts.
Provide Dawson County Schools and community groups with the resources to support the arts.
Make a positive impact on the economic development of our community.
Camps and Classes - Children and Adults
To provide quality arts programs and services to improve the quality of life in Dawson County.