Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Shelby County Arts Center at Old Mill Square
The Shelby County Arts Council announces the date for the groundbreaking ceremony on the new Shelby
County Arts Center at Old Mill Square in Columbiana, AL.
The ceremony will be held on May 31, 2018 at 8:30am on the grounds of the new Old Mill Square
municipal park to be located on West College Street in Columbiana, AL. The public is invited to attend
The new Shelby County Arts Center is a collaboration between Shelby County, the City of Columbiana,
and the Shelby County Arts Council. The SCAC will be the centerpiece of the new municipal complex,
occupying approximately twenty thousand square feet of the new the new thirty thousand square foot
facility. The arts center will feature the Ebsco Fine Art Gallery, a 200-seat black box theater, expanded
visual arts classrooms for drawing, painting and pottery, a metal-work foundry and expanded studios for
music lessons. In addition, a 500-seat municipal mixed-use venue will be part of the project.
Founded in 2005, by Terri Sullivan and a band of concerned citizens, the Shelby County Arts Council’s
mission is to support, nurture and promote the arts and cultural opportunities in Central Alabama. The
Shelby County Arts Council believes that the infusion of art into a community raises the value of that
community at every conceivable level.
The SCAC is currently working with corporations and foundations on legacy naming opportunities. For
more information on the new Shelby County Arts Center please contact, Bruce Andrews, Executive