Auburn Arts Association - Art Gallery

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Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center

222 E Drake Ave

Sara Hand Custer

Sara Hand Custer

Cultural Arts Director

Auburn Arts Association

The Auburn Arts Association (AAA) was founded as a non-profit, volunteer, community-based arts organization in 1982. The AAA’s primary objectives are to promote arts education, encourage and support local artists and arts initiatives and to stimulate community interest in the arts.

The AAA provides quality arts experiences for students, professional opportunities for local artists and performers, technical assistance and financial support encouraging community-based arts initiatives, scholarships for talented community members, cooperative arts education projects, an exhibition program and a variety of arts services and social activities.

The AAA is governed by a board made up of local artists and business persons in the community. Membership is open to anyone, individual, student, senior, family, benefactor and corporate sponsors.

The AAA works hand-in-hand with the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) to provide classes and summer camps in the visual arts, to present exhibitions in the Art Gallery, and to sponsor numerous workshops and events that benefit and enhance our community’s cultural life. The AAA encourages you to volunteer with us! Contact the JDCAC at (334) 501-2963 for more information.

Make sure to visit their website at and check out their Facebook Page and Instagram Page.

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery at the JDCAC is coordinated by the AAA, providing the community with exhibition space for local and regional artists, the only community gallery open daily to the public.

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Gallery hours may vary depending on exhibition receptions and programs.

Current Exhibitions

The Art Gallery is currently closed as a part of the JDCAC renovations and construction project.

Upcoming Exhibitions and Opportunities

23rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition 
March 8 - April 19
A competitive exhibition open to area artists.
All art mediums except photography are eligible for submission.

23rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition Submission Guidelines
Artists currently residing or working in Lee County and the adjacent counties in eastern Alabama are invited to submit two recent works in this exhibition sponsored by the Auburn Arts Association. All art mediums except photography are eligible for submission.
Professional, student and amateur artists 18 years of age and over are eligible to enter this competitive show. Works in any art medium except photography are due at the Frank Brown Recreation Center, Room C, on Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and March 1 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The entry fee for this show is $35. To register, click HERE.

The exhibition will be on view in the Art Gallery at the Arts Center from March 12 - April 19, 2024. For more info., please call (334) 501-2963 or email

2024 Spring Invitational Art Exhibition: Square
May 10 - June 22
An exhibition by selected artists and craftspersons featuring works based on the format Square.

The Summer Show: Black/White + 1
Check back with us for updated information about this show.

For more information about the Art Gallery or to schedule a tour, please contact the JDCAC at (334) 501-2963.