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.

Please support us with your tax deductible contribution.

Hours of Operation:Year Round

  • Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
  • And by appointment or announcement:  Call 276-628-9091
  • Closed 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day


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Juried Spotlight Gallery

Show Sponsored by Joe & Cecelia Pippin in Honor of Appalachian Sustainable Development, August 12 - September 26, Reception Saturday August 15th 2-4pm.

Founders Gallery

This exhibition of photographs by members of the Highlands Camera Club will open August 12 - September 12, opening reception Saturday, August 15th 2 - 4 pm


Welcome Video


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

Joyce Samuel

My love for art began at an early age. My formal training started while in elementary school with a scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute where spent all the time I possibly could...