The Shelby County Arts Council at Old Mill Square
Building for our Future
The Shelby County Arts Council is excited to announce our collaboration with the city of Columbiana and Shelby County. SCAC will be The centerpiece of a Municipal Complex known as Old Mill Square. Ultimately, our complex will be surrounded by a beautiful park that will border on W. College St. in Columbiana. The park will be home to sculptures produced within the arts Council and bordered by sidewalks and green space for all to enjoy.
We intend to occupy this new complex by mid August 2019.
SCAC was established in 2005 with a definitive mission (link to mission statement).
We continue our mission in this new building. It is worth noting that most of what we do as a non profit organization is indeed outside of our four walls in the way of arts programming for “at risk youth”, special needs students and art and music lessons in the juvenile detention center in Shelby County. We will continue to grow that aspect of SCAC ! That said, we are very excited about our new space and the opportunities that lay before us. We believe South Shelby county will be an arts and cultural destination for our state and beyond in the years to come. We are convinced that our area and our region is rich with artistic talent and we exist to provide unique opportunities for that talent to flourish. We believe that “the infusion of arts and cultural opportunities into community raise the value of that community at conceivably every level.”
Obviously, we cannot be all things to all people, so we’ve made careful choices in the purposes of this new building so as not to duplicate other area venues and entities who already have viable arts programming and production in place. We want to be supportive and synergistic in our existence with other area arts venues, dance companies, art studios and educational institutions. It is our goal to fill a distinctive gap in the landscape of arts and cultural happenings in Shelby County and beyond.
(Please revisit this page frequently for updates as construction continues)
- A 200 seat state of the art black box theater/performance venue
- A new formal art gallery
- Larger new art instruction spaces
- Expanded pottery and sculpture space
- Expanded musical instruction and rehearsal space for music lessons
- Unique metal arts section including a small foundry
- The Grande Hall – A 500 plus seat “multi-use” indoor conference center
- Setting for larger outdoor performances in the surrounding park