Originally housed within the historic Ware-Lyndon House, the community visual arts complex includes large airy galleries, a children’s wing, artists’ workshops, and a gallery shop. The gallery shop features pottery, paintings and photography, stained and blown glass, carved and turned wood, jewelry, scarves, and knitting by over 100 Athens-area artists. Exhibits include local, regional, and national artists in a variety of mediums.
ADMISSION: No admission charge.
HOURS: noon – 9 p.m. Tues. and Thurs.; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wed., Fri., and Sat. Closed Sun. and Mon.
The Lyndon House Arts Center is a community visual arts complex that incorporates gallery spaces, art class studios, meeting rooms, a research library, event spaces, and festival grounds. The recent expansion was planned to be compatible with the architecture of the magnificent Ware-Lyndon House (c. 1856), a two-story, late Greek Revival home with Italianate influence. Meticulously restored and serving as a house museum of decorative arts, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Multipurpose indoor and outdoor spaces offer great flexibility for meetings, seminars, conferences, retreats, and social gatherings. The Community Room can accommodate small or large group activities up to 100, including banquets. The Lounge is a unique space with great atmosphere, ideal for small meetings or receptions. The North Terrace and Festival Grounds make superb use of the striking landscape for unforgettable events.