In December 2020, The Arts received a $180,000 charitable donation to be used to purchase 405 Blaize Avenue as their new headquarters.
This location is the former studio of famed Mardi Gras designer, Carter Church. The building requires substantial renovation.
We have plans to develop the 2,400-square-foot building into a multi-use facility including gallery/ exhibition space for member artists and community makerspace; hosting artist workshops for all; and mentoring programs for area youth.
The building will also provide meeting space and house the business office for The Arts, Hancock County.
Plans are also underway to develop an outdoor art park on the site which adjoins a creek and is covered in a canopy of two registered live oak trees.