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About Us

The Depot Artists Association was established in 1990 as a non-profit community-based fine arts center whose mission is to promote and support regional artists through working studios and gallery exhibits and provide educational opportunities for the community. Considered one of the top 5 things to do in Abingdon, The Arts Depot has three galleries and seven resident artists who invite you to interact with them in their working studios. Folk art, clay, textiles, portraiture, jewelry, oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media painting and more are showcased in this historic freight station built in the 1860’s now known as The Arts Depot. It also serves as a classroom and event center. 


Our History: The Abingdon railroad freight station was burned during Stoneman’s Raid. It was rebuilt after the Civil War and in 1990 a dedicated group of volunteers began the hard work necessary to transform it into a home for thriving arts galleries, working resident artist studios and education space that it is today. Our gift shop contains a variety of unique art and gift items and all artwork displayed in the artists’ studios and on exhibit in the galleries is for sale. The Arts Depot is centrally located in the heart of downtown Abingdon, near the Virginia Creeper Trail & many other things to do while you’re in Abingdon.


To get more information and sign up for our e-newsletter, please contact us:

Telephone: 276-628-9091• Email:

Address: 314 Depot Square Abingdon, VA 24210

Arts Administrator: Karen Moore

Thanks for contacting The Arts Depot!

Virginia Creeper Trail -Path Pedaler Episode 5

Virginia Creeper Trail -Path Pedaler Episode 5

In this video Mary Jo rides the beautiful Virginia Creeper Trail, a 34 mile long rail trail She starts her ride by catching a shuttle from Damascus to Whitetop Station. She then has nice downhill ride past Green Cove to Taylor's Valley where she has lunch at the Creeper Trail Cafe. From there she enjoys the spectacular scenery on her way back to Damascus. At Damascus she makes a pit stop at Mojo's for smoothie. Then continues on to Laurel Run Cabins where she talks to the owners Trudy & Joe before she get a good nights sleep. The next morning Mary Jo rides the section from Damascus to Abingdon about half way there she stops at Avarado station. This section of the trail has a completely different feel, but is no less beautiful! At Abingdon she tours the Arts Depot and talks to Rick Rose from the Barter Theater. All in all this a great place to spend a couple days and a wonderful trail to ride. For more information on this trail click the link below: Channel URL: Another Path Pedaler Video: Click below for our playlists: Path Pedaler Episodes: How to Videos: Follow us on social media: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Click below to subscribe to our channel: Path Pedaler Exploring America by Trail Website:
Inside the Arts Depot - video promo
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