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

"Alleyways of Abingdon" will open on Thursday June 12 and continue through Friday July 25th.  There will be a Meet-the-Artist reception on Saturday, June 14, from 2-4 pm

Founders Gallery

This exhibition of photographs by members of the Highlands Camera Club will open June 12 and run till July 19.  A meet the artist reception will be on Saturday June 14, 2 - 4 pm.

 

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

Sara Reese

Sara Reese creates unique clay pieces including whimsical animals, heavily textured tiles, sculptural vessels and her popular nativity sets. She invites folks to visit and take a peek at her current creations.