Arts / History / Cultural Services

Arts Center: Fall 2021
Arts Center: Summer 2021

The City of Alpharetta provides a diverse and vibrant environment that advances art and promotes local history to create connections and roots in the Alpharetta community.  

Public opportunities to engage with our community culture include the Alpharetta Arts Center, the Alpharetta & Old Milton County History Museum, an art gallery featuring annual exhibits, temporary and permanent public art projects, a walking historical marker tour, educational programming, curated music experiences, creative partnerships, and unique volunteer opportunities.

Points Of Contact:
Kim Zane, Cultural Services Manager

Meghan Vilela, Cultural Services Coordinator


Alpharetta Arts Center

238 Canton Street / 678-297-6135 /

The Alpharetta Arts Center is a 10,000 square-foot contemporary space that includes many amenities with multiple visual arts and clay studios, digital media studio, black-box theater space, gallery exhibits and art events. 

Classes / Lectures / Workshops
The Arts Center offers a wide variety of multidisciplinary classes, workshops and lectures for children, teens and adults. Choose from ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture, cartooning, theater, music, digital arts, creative writing and numerous special interest classes. The Arts Center is a creative and welcoming environment for students of any age who wish to perfect a skill, try a new technique or simply have fun creating. 

See The Latest Classes, Lectures, And Workshops


The Gallery
The Arts Center features rotating art exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery is free and open to the public during business hours. Please contact Arts Alpharetta for a list of current gallery exhibits, to participate in an art exhibit, or for rental inquiries.

General Center Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm / Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 2pm

Sunday & Evenings: Open During Classes & Events


Alpharetta / Old Milton County History Museum

2 Park Plaza (Inside City Hall)

The museum is comprised of a permanent collection of artifacts and interpretative displays which guide visitors through a chronological timeline of Alpharetta’s past. Museum visitors see and hear Alpharetta’s history, as listening devices are strategically placed along the museum’s story timeline. 

The City’s history is deeply connected with the neighboring cities in North Fulton, therefore the museum reaches beyond the current boundaries of Alpharetta. From 1858 to 1932, Alpharetta was the county seat of Milton County, which encompassed the present-day cities of Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, portions of Roswell, and northern Sandy Springs. This connection is reflected in the collection and variety of displays found throughout the museum.

Museum Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Docent-Guided tours are available for groups on the weekends or weekdays by appointment.

Alpharetta Stories Project
A unique feature of the museum is a “Stories Project” kiosk where you can hear the first-hand memories of more than 80 long-standing Alpharetta citizens who helped to shape the community we know today.  Now we have also made those stories available online.

Visit The Stories Project Online


To Learn More About Local History
Alpharetta And Old Milton Historical Society
1835 Old Milton Parkway (Mansell House And Gardens)

Future Farmers Of America Log Cabin
Opening Soon At Milton Avenue Park

History Walk Brochure
A self-guided tour of Alpharetta's historic buildings and locations.


Public Art Program
The City of Alpharetta's Public Art Program stimulates the creation and exhibition of a wide variety of publicly and privately initiated art works through commissions, acquisitions, and donations that further goals and policies set forth in the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Master Plan. 

Select the link below to learn more about a few of our program.

Downtown Alpharetta Arts Walking Tour

Get Involved In Alpharetta's Arts Scene
Do you want to get involved in the arts and meet other artists, performers, non-profit leaders, and others who share your passion?  It is EASY, and we need you!


Are you interested in teaching a class or workshop at the Alpharetta Arts Center?  We are always looking for talented new instructors to join in creating a vibrant arts community with us.  We offer workshops, short session classes (2-3 classes) and longer sessions (6-8 weeks) as well as virtual opportunities.  Click the links below to apply.

Download Art Instructor Application

Download New Art Class Proposal Application

Volunteer your time at the new Alpharetta Arts Center or with a local arts group like Arts Alpharetta.  We have many projects and art events throughout the year, and support from volunteers like you help to make them successful.

Download The Volunteer Application

Arts Alpharetta
Arts Alpharetta is a non-profit group dedicated to advancing Alpharetta as a cultural arts destination through artists and their work, strategic local partnerships, and our innovative and educational arts center.

Art Leader Groups
Join us in an art, music or performance group.  Arts Alpharetta serves as an umbrella organization, coordinating activities and resources for many arts oriented non-profit groups.

Explore Other Arts Groups