Art and Community since 1975

Pardon our dust! While our 100 year old buildling is undergoing exterior restoration, we are open regular hours and thrilled to see you!

Did you know that McGuffey is the oldest artist-run cooperative in the country?   We have over 150 members - artists who have studios in and out of the building, who show in the galleries at the art center, host workshops, teach classes, give free tours to groups of students, participate in art camps in the summer, and put time and care into committee work - together we make McGuffey run.  Have you had meaningful experiences or conversations at McGuffey? Do you support and encourage local art and artists and public creative spaces that inspire and challenge people in the community?  Click the C-ville logo to nominate us 


McGuffey Art Center is a cooperative association which supports the growth of emerging and professional visual and performance artists, located one block off the Downtown Mall.

We are dedicated to providing opportunities for the community to participate in the creative process through access to open studios, exhibitions and performances, classes, tours, and outreach projects.  

Come to our First Friday openings, free and open to the public on the first Friday of every month (except for August) as we celebrate and meet with the community.  Better yet, start making art and jury in to be a member.  Jurying is offered three times a year.