About the Hardin Center
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.
The Projects of the Gadsden Cultural Arts Foundation are made possible through major support of the City of Gadsden and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday & Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 1 pm
The last visitors are admitted 1 hour before closing time.
The gallery and all upstairs spaces close to the public at 3 pm Monday-Thursday. Upstairs access is limited only to currently-enrolled students after 3 pm.
• 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.
501 Broad Street
Gadsden, AL 3590
Tom Banks III
Michael R. Gagliardo