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Art Association of Randolph County, Inc.
115 North Howard Street
Union City, IN 47390
765-964-4569 (fax)
The Mission of the Art Association is to provide opportunities to enjoy, educate, participate and inspire through the arts. We have art classes, annual art shows, annual photography shows, annual poetry open microphone nights, annual Christmas concerts as well as programming in most areas in art: basketmaking, fabric, childrens' programming, ethnic programming, ladies' programming, gourmet tasting events, drama school for school age children, ending with an annual holiday gift gallery. We are funded by membership monies, donations, bequests, grants, sponsorships, as well as annual giving by individuals and corporate sponsors. We also share the arts in area schools making as many media of artworks come alive to grade school children as possible.
The AARC started in 1954 as a group of women artists gathering together to host an art show. From those humble beginnings, the AARC has become a full-spectrum arts agency serving thousands of citizens wtih a variety of events throughout the year. We are housed in an historic railroad depot that we call the Arts Depot. Preserving the Union City Arts Depot has acheived the AARC recognition on the National Register of Historic Places. Our restoration was a state award for best renovation project of the Department of Natural Resources' Division of Historic Preservation.
Services Offered
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities/Will Teach or Mentor
  • Commission Works
  • Doing demonstrations
  • Education presentations to schools, community organizations
  • Exhibitions/Demonstrations
  • Offer Works for Sale
  • Performances
  • Speaking About My Work Before a Group
  • Teach Art Form
  • Other
    Also included are opportunities to showcase outside artist works. We host monthly Art On The Walls to encourage tourism and visitation. We also will speak at public service organizations and on the air.
  • Assisting in Planning Arts Events
Tuesdays through Fridays from 10-4 - Mondays, weekends and holidays are unavailable. Please call during open hours to talk directly to the executive director, or kindly leave a message by calling 765-964-7227. You can FAX by dialing 765-964-4569. Emails are accepted with the following address
Exhibits are free-of-charge with donations accepted. Each performance, event or class has, if it has a fee, its own cost for members/non-members. Scholarships are available upon request. Please contact us for additional fee information.
Visitor Information
We are currently open for business from Tuesday through Friday during the hours between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will have special hours posted during various times of the year for special events. We are closed most weekends and Mondays as well as major holidays, but will open by appointment. The Arts Depot is handicapped-accessible.
Contact Information
765-964-4569 (fax)
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