The converted church and Arts Center at 5 East Second Street houses resident organizations, public art projects, offices for Team members, and also serves as a venue to hold events and exhibitions. The Arts Center provides the Arts Council with further downtown street-level space and community presence.
The space functions as a place for public arts experiences both inside and outside the building and will complement the gallery program at 11 West Patrick. The first floor includes the FAC Shop, information about FAC members, and resident organizations such as Endangered Species (theatre) Project. Currently, a print show features works available for purchase.
FAC’s exhibition, ‘Mike Shaffer: Intersections’ is housed on the 2nd floor. Shaffer’s colorful, larger-than-life towers speak to his love for multi-disciplinary art and his desire to create work that is uniquely thought provoking and relevant. Shaffer is based in Ijamsville where he is active in the arts community. He has exhibited in over 200 formal group exhibitions in his long career in addition to twenty-four solo exhibitions and received over a dozen awards and honors for his artistic accomplishments.
The third floor is in transition into a Creative Lab scheduled for completion by Fall 2021 and includes drawing tables, armchairs, an art library, artist editions and monographs, and more along the balcony.