Founded in 1950 by a group of local artists including Maude Irvine Kerns, the Maude Kerns Art Center is a non-profit community center for the visual arts. Our goal is to promote and advocate appreciation and creation of the visual arts by offering a wide variety of exhibition programs, educational programs for all ages, facilities for artists, public events, and support for community artists.
The Center is dedicated to serving the public through major exhibitions, art classes, lectures, workshops, outreach programs, and intimate performances. We provide affordable, on-site co-operative studio space for working artists in the Club Mud Ceramics Studio. Understanding the importance of art education, the Center not only offers classes, workshops, and lectures, but also has internship programs for those interested in the arts and arts administration.
The Center is run by a dedicated staff and a Board of Directors representing a diversity of professionals in the community. Our priorities include continued Board development, and establishing stabilized financial management. We have much positive work to do, and we hope you will join us in our efforts!
To nurture artistic expression and creativity in the individual and to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of art and culture in our community.
Winter Adult classes begin the week of January 9th and include Painting & Drawing classes, Ceramic classes, Winter Workshop and Open Studios.
Spend your Spring Break creating art! The Art Center will be offering a full-day Spring Break Art Camp for ages 6-12 and a half-day Spring Break Workshop for ages 10-16. For young artists, we have Youth Classes for youth ages 6-12 and Young Adult Classes for ages 10-16. The Art Center also offers Private Lessons for youth and young adults. Call today to reserve your space!