SWGA Art Show Opening ReceptionAugust 19, 2021

The Firehouse Arts Center will host a summer exhibition for all artists in the SWGA area.  Artists are invited to show or sell up to three pieces of original art. All work must be ready to hang. The following medium may be used in the show: drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, collage, textiles, sculpture and ceramics. Opening night for the public will be on Thursday August 19th from 6 to 8 pm.
The show will run from  August 20th to the 29th in the Harrell Gallery.
Art should be submitted to the Firehouse with a registration form on Sunday, August 15 from 2 to 4 pm.


About our Gallery

In 1914, William Augustus Edwards, a prominent Atlanta architect designed the City Hall and Firehouse in the corner of Crawford and Water Streets in Downtown Bainbridge, Georgia.

Through the years community life revolved about the building as if served as City Hall, Library, and public Safety Building. From opening day until the last fire truck pulled away, the city depended in the Firehouse for protection of its lives and property.

The building reflects the Mission style architecture popular in the early part of this century for public buildings. Basically made of brick and cast stone, Mission building feature shaped parapet walls, arched doorways, classical entrances, and broad overhangs. Many of the these public buildings have been razed in the path of progress. The Bainbridge building is the only example of Mission architecture in this part of the state. Considering the age and numerous changes that have occurred over time, the structure is in good condition. Although generally concealed, original detail is evident throughout. Now this historic building is assuming a new role in community life as a cultural center. Following renovation, it will serve as home to the Bainbridge-Decatur County Council for the Arts and Firehouse Arts Center.

The building reflects the Mission style architecture popular in the early part of this century for public buildings. Basically made of brick and cast stone, Mission building feature shaped parapet walls, arched doorways, classical entrances, and broad overhangs. Many of the these public buildings have been razed in the path of progress. The Bainbridge building is the only example of Mission architecture in this part of the state. Considering the age and numerous changes that have occurred over time, the structure is in good condition. Although generally concealed, original detail is evident throughout. Now this historic building is assuming a new role in community life as a cultural center. Following renovation, it will serve as home to the Bainbridge-Decatur County Council for the Arts and Firehouse Arts Center.

The complex is located in the Downtown Historic District which was listed as a National Historic Landmark in November, 1987. Donations to support the restoration may be made Firehouse Arts Center, P.O. Box 35, Bainbridge Georgia 39818. All donations are tax deductible.

Our Mission Statement

“The Arts Council, true to its mission, offers a wide range of functions and events to the community. In the past it has received grants for art education in the Decatur County School System, sponsored concerts and cabarets, held readers theaters, displayed exhibits, housed the Georgia Historic Preservation workshop for area teachers, developed an educational series of noon brown-bags, and many other activities. The council will continue serving the community with it’s exceptional programming.”


Special Recognition to the Edward T. Fogg and Lisabeth Fogg Charitable Trust Foundation for contributing to our mission and making these events possible.


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