Since its organization in 1981, the Arts Council has grown from a grassroots effort into a thriving center for the arts. In 1983, the Board of Directors renovated the Council's first home- the 2,000 square foot Williams House in Lawrenceville. The summer of 1989 found the Board and staff once again renovating a new facility. This time it was the historic Lawrenceville Post Office which provided a "spacious" 7,000 square foot building which served the Council until 1993, when its home became the Jacqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts.
The original 14,000 square foot arts center features 4,000 square feet of gallery space, a large education department, and an additional 28,000 square feet comprising the Weeks Sculpture Garden which graces the eastern side of the building. Enormous commitment and energy was expended in raising private funds to build the Fine Arts Center and to create the accompanying endowment.
The addition of the Children's Arts Museum provides an additional 20,000 square feet of galleries, classrooms and performing space designed specifically for the younger generation and their families. The realization of this Center for Arts demonstrates how a dedicated group of citizens can make a tremendous difference in the quality of many lives.