Let’s do the math! There are 357 days left in 2021. That means you have hundreds of chances to visit the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts this year. Wondering just what your trip will entail? There’s plenty to see and do—so read on to learn more.
What is the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts?
The Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts is run by a non-profit organization: the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation. Since 1984, the group has made art more accessible for all ages across our area. From showing films, to putting on recitals, to displaying art exhibits, the foundation continues to enrich local culture each and every year.
What can I do at the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts?
Get ready for a great time at the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts. Take a look into the past with a miniature replica of the old 1940s Gadsden Railroad. You can also visit rotating art exhibits, such as this season’s Daniel Dancer display, “Declaring Sacred Ground.”
The center is also home to Imagination Place! It’s the perfect spot for kids aged 2 to 10 to explore and have fun. Some of its features include:
- A train station;
- A construction pit;
- A child-sized town; and
- A pirate ship.
If you’re ready to visit the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, head over to 501 Broad St. in Gadsden. It’s open Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s also open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can visit the railroad and art exhibits for free. However, remember that the Imagination Center costs $8 for non-members aged 2 and older.
Prefer to spend this season at home? You can always take a little virtual tour!
How can I support the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts?
You can support the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts by visiting! If you feel moved, you can also make a donation to them here. Last of all, you can do something as simple as sharing this blog, so that more people can find out about such a lovely local treasure.
We can all do our part to make Gadsden a little safer and healthier. Please, remember to follow state mask ordinances when you visit the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts. You should also social distance, staying six feet apart from those not in your household. Finally, don’t forget to follow posted signage and employee direction. Thank you for taking care of our town!
A world of wonders awaits you in Gadsden, AL. If you plan to visit the Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, we hope you enjoy your trip—and the rest of 2021.
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