About the Hardin Center

The Cultural Arts Foundation is a positive reflection of the best interests of our city.


About Us


The Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation was founded in May 1984, in order to provide, maintain and operate a cultural arts facility for the citizens of the City of Gadsden, Etowah County and their surrounding communities. It was chartered in response to citizen initiatives, as an independent, non profit organization. The Cultural Arts Foundation is a positive reflection of the best interests of our city.




Our Mission: The Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation serves as a hub of community arts.

Our Vision: We enrich our lives, support artistic and cultural progress, affirm individual value and dignity, and promote a sense of well-being for all people.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday & Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm

Friday: 10 am to 1 pm

Sunday: Closed

The last visitors are admitted 1 hour before closing.

The art exhibitions and the model railroad are closed on weekends.

Announcement Board

We are open!

Admission

• Admission to view the art exhibitions and the model railroad is free. Admission for Imagination Place Children’s Museum is $8 for all-day access. Children up to 24 months are free. Free for Members*

• Parents with a valid EBT card receive admission for up to 6 people (adults and children) for $2 per person.

• The Hardin Center does not offer senior, student, or military discounts.

The Hardin Center reciprocates through the ASTC Passport Program. Free admission is granted to Imagination Place Children’s Museum and discounts are usually offered for other exhibitions. Some restrictions and exclusions apply; please call ahead to inquire about current discounts.

Find Us


Location

501 Broad Street

Gadsden, AL 3590

(256) 543-2787


Our entrance and parking are located in the rear of the facility accessible from 5th Street.

Meet Staff


Tom Banks III


Executive Director
ext. 38
tombanks@culturalarts.org

Bryce Anderson


EYO Assistant Conductor
ext. 33
bryceanderson@culturalarts.org

Corey Butts


Program Assistant
GYC Administrator

ext. 31
coreybutts@culturalarts.org

Debbie Boos


EYO Assistant Conductor
ext. 34
debbieboos@culturalarts.org

Susie Collins


Receptionist / Ticket Sales
ext. 0
frontdesk@culturalarts.org

Michael R. Gagliardo


EYO Music Director & Conductor
ext. 32
mikegagliardo@culturalarts.org

Heather Cothran


Imagination Place Educator
ext. 22
heathermaise@culturalarts.org

Linze McRae


Director of Dance Studies
ext. 41
downtowndanceconservatory@yahoo.com

Dena Thurmond


Office Manager / Bookkeeper
ext. 29
dthurmond@culturalarts.org

Bobby Welch


Planned and Major Gifts
ext. 26
bobwelch@culturalarts.org

Gadsden Community School for the Arts


Registrar
ext. 21
gsca@culturalarts.org