The Art Station-Big Shanty
Can you find the original Art2D2 in this photo?
Girl Scout Troop #16917 built this free library at our facility!
The Art Station - Big Shanty was built as a summer home for the Rooker family in 1943 and eventually became their permanent home. Mrs. Rooker, an artist and supporter of community arts, donated her home to Cobb County with the instruction that it become an arts facility! Originally located where Kennesaw Mountain High School now stands, the house was moved and (over a two year period) transformed into the arts center we have today.
With three multi-media classrooms, a pottery studio, meeting space and a gallery, this creative facility is a cozy-yet-productive part of the Cobb County Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department. Programming includes classes and workshops in visual arts during fall, winter, and spring quarters; visual and theater camps for children of all ages during the summer quarter; and exhibitions and meeting space for arts-related activities year-round.
Both our front and back galleries feature rotating art exhibits with a variety of media. Local artists, schools, and arts groups are all welcome to display their work.
The Art Station also is heavily involved in community outreach, with "Art for All" activities available for libraries, Scout troops, and local schools. If you'd like to see pictures of all the fun things we do, check out our Facebook albums.