Winter, Spring, Fall

Administrative Hours

Tuesday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

(closed Monday)

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Class Hours

Tuesday – Thursday
10:30 am – 8:30 pm

(no classes Monday & Friday)

8:45 am – 3:00 pm

Summer (May 26 – September 11, 2015)

Administrative Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Program Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

For Colored Girls

Southwest Arts Center summer 2009

Southwest Arts Center

915 New Hope Road
Atlanta, GA 30331
p: 404.613.3220
f: 404.505.3224


Click here to register online for Spring Classes

Abernathy Arts Center is Fulton County’s oldest neighborhood Arts Center dedicated to providing quality arts instruction to the community in a warm and friendly environment since 1974.

Fulton County, under the guidance of the Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture, transformed the 19,000 square-foot Southwest Arts Center into 42,000 square-foot vibrant cultural campus, with the addition of the Performance Theater & Gallery, in 2008.  The Performance Theater & Gallery features a commissioned public art painting by acclaimed painter, Louis Delsarte, a 375-seat auditorium and theater, and the only fine art gallery in Southwest Fulton County.


  • Most classes require a minimum number of students; in the event the minimum is not met, we reserve the right to postpone or cancel the class. Non-residents of Fulton County will pay a $10 non-resident fee.
  • We offer a Senior Citizen discount of 15% and a Fulton County Employee discount of 25%.
  • Youth scholarships are available, please contact the arts center for more information