Carnegie Visual Arts Center


The Carnegie Visual Arts Center welcomes you to this beautiful facility. The Historic Carnegie was built in 1904 and served as the public library in Decatur for over 70 years. The Carnegie is a public building that now serves as the area’s first art museum and education center. As a public facility, the Carnegie is available for public use as a rental facility for meetings, receptions and similar events. The Carnegie must be treated with respect for its historical significance and value to the community.

The Carnegie Library building has approximately 2,800 gross square feet on the main level and 1,370 gross square feet on the basement level for a total area of 4,170 gross square feet. The main level houses different exhibits throughout the entire calendar year. The Daikin America Education Center, located on the lower level, offers the opportunity for people of all ages to learn about and create art.

The Carnegie Visual Arts Center is open to the public Tuesday – Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM and evenings and weekends by appointment. The Carnegie is occasionally closed during regular hours for private rentals. Administrative hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM.