Welcome to the Arts Depot

The Arts Depot was established in 1990 as is a non-profit, community-based art gallery whose mission is to promote and support regional artists through working artist's studios and gallery exhibits and to provide educational opportunities for the community. There are three large galleries housed in a 19th century freight station. The main "Spotlight Gallery" features eight major juried exhibitions yearly, the "Members Gallery" features eight rotating exhibits of regional artists, and the "Founders Gallery" exhibits six specially selected exhibits annually. Each March a local secondary school's art students are featured and each August the entire exhibition space is devoted to the Virginia Highlands Festival Juried fine Art Show. Seven resident studio artists work in their studios in a wide range of media including watercolor, weaving, clay, jewelry, and acrylics. Their studios are open to visitors and the artists are pleased to discuss their work and offer demonstrations of their skills. All artwork created in the artists studios and in the galleries is available for purchase.

 

 
Hours of Operation:  

  • January through March:  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday through Saturday
  • April through December:  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday through Saturday
  • And by Appointment:  Call 276-628-9091

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Juried Spotlight Gallery

Kaylynn Wilster to present her photography show "The Bird, the Bees, and Intricacies" April 24 - June 7th.There will be a meet the artist reception Sunday April 27, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Founders Gallery

Reception Thursday, April 3, 6-8 pm.  Show Opens April 3, runs till May 3.

 

Welcome Video

Abingdon Arts Depot

Non-profit Arts venue in Abingdon Virginia. Galleries & Working Artists Studios. Artists and Community working together. Weavers, potters and Painters. Local artists

History

About The Arts Depot

The Depot Artists Association was originally founded as the William King Artists Association. In 1990, the organization changed its name and moved to the old Norfolk and Southern freight station which is now known as the Arts Depot -- home of the Depot Artists Association.

Resident Artists

Jackie Dolpp

Jackie has been painting since she moved to Abingdon in 1974. From her earliest memories of crayons and construction paper to her recent use of watercolor, crayons and pencils, Jackie has been interested in art...