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

Opens Thursday October 2nd with a Meet the Artists reception from 6 - 8 PM

Founders Gallery

Opening September 18 runs to October 18th;Meet the Artists Reception Saturday September 20th 2 - 4 pm.

Artists participating, Josiah Stam of Meadowview, VA; Carmen Camp, Helen Price, Marge McNeer, Adelaide Moss, Farhana Afroz and Libby Scroggin of Abingdon, VA; Stephanie Grimes of Glade Spring, VA; Nancy Simmons and Jane Eller og Bristol, VA; Connie Green and Joan Stenger of Bristol, VA; and Toni Indicott from Lenour, NC.

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


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

Nancy Johnson

Creating delightfully colorful folk paintings, Nancy Johnson depicts ethnic pride and a loving look at black American culture.