Mary G. Hardin Center For Cultural Arts

501 Broad Street

About Us:

On the corner of Fifth and Broad in historic downtown Gadsden sits an unusual building. Its triangular shape and enormous cylinder have come to stand for the educational opportunities and endless entertainment the arts bring to a community. The Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, under the direction of the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation, opened in 1990, and today more than 100,000 people visit the exhibits, performances and functions held at the Center each year.

The Hardin Center is home to,

Three galleries that feature a wide range of changing national and local exhibits.

Centerstage Presents sponsors dinner theaters, courtyard concerts, chamber music and more.

Imagination Place Children’s Museum located adjacent to the Hardin Center for Cultural Arts in the historic Kyle Building. IPCM reaches thousands of children through museum visits and educational outreach.

The Gadsden Community School for the Arts which offers instruction in ballet, lyrical jazz dance, strings, woodwind, brass, voice and more.

The nationally celebrated Etowah Youth Orchestras featuring 300 talented young musicians.


Melissa Mckee

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Absolutely love taking my kiddos here. The Imagination place, is a great place, to let my kids, play freely, while I sit and relax.

James Bargonetti

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

They had some great things for the kids. The snow room and arts and crafts were our highlights

Phillip Wilson

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017

Nice place to get out of the rain. And use the restroom.

Kristin Gebhardt

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017

Let It Snow is a fun exhibit for little ones along with the Imagination Place.

Erica Ervin

Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

Great place for the kids. We love it