Lyndon House Arts Center

Full House is an exhibit of artworks by members of the groups and guilds that call LHAC home.

Fall & Winter Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6pm

Timed Entry available Saturdays HERE

Welcome: When you arrive, check-in with the front to let us know you are here. 

Each of the five galleries have signs posted regarding the number of visitors each gallery can hold. Please be attentive to these and other signs throughout the facility.

Safety: Face coverings at all times are required for entry. Please keep 6 feet between yourself and other guests.

We have hand sanitizing stations in a number of locations for your use and we will be cleaning high touch surfaces more frequently during these open hours.

If you are not feeling well or if you are aware of Covid-19 exposure within the last 14 days, or caring for someone with Covid-19, please reschedule your visit and we will see you next time.

Thank you for adhering to all as we value yours and our staffs safety and wellness.

So welcome, it is nice to see you again!

August 20. 2020

Thank you to all the artists who made the week of pick up of the 45th Juried Show so smooth. We appreciate it!

We put our staff and your health first in all, thus we must remain flexible as the city of Athens makes good decisions regarding our safety.  As a result of the ongoing struggle to manage our current situation, during the month of August, our galleries will be closed for installation with an expectation of reopening a spectacular series of fall shows on September 8th. Please check back for hours and guidance for your visit.

August is still a perfect time for our Open Studio members new and continuing as the studios will remain available at this moment. 

In the meantime, amidst all, we are here for you and strive to inspire and sustain this creative hub we call Athens. #ArtsCenterOnLine has become a wonderful way to engage with the Arts Center and our artistic community through all kinds of programs and stories and arts funding opportunities. Building our social media platforms and creating video and online content has indeed and will continue to be fulfilling and fun.  However, it does not take the place of the full and sensory experience that is witnessing the intention of the maker and art in it's all so many forms. Thus for the future, we will keep our fingers crossed for a good recovery. Athens, be safe, be well.

July 29.2020

This week we say good by to the 45th Juried Exhibition as it is pick up week and we are able to welcome the 144 artists whose work was selected by juror Larry Ossei-Mensah.  However, if you would like to revisit the show, it exists virtually with #45JuriedShowOnLine both on the web and in our social media.

As of Monday August 3, our galleries will be closed for installation with new exhibits going on view on September 8.  As we are in an ever changing environment, please check back as hours and days and requirements for visiting may change.  For new and continuing Open Studio Members, the studios are open between 10 - 6pm Tuesday - Sunday.  As we must do a good deal of cleaning each and every day, we ask you finish up your work by 5:30 if possible to allow us to sanitize.  Thank you.

Be safe and well Athens!

June 16.2020

We will be opening our studios for self directed use by new and renewing open studio members.  The studios will be available for use Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.  As we have no camps or classes this summer, this is a perfect time for creating your individual works and to nurture your creative practice.  Hope to see you soon!

June 2.2020

After many weeks of being closed to the public due to the global pandemic, the Lyndon House Arts Center is opening its galleries again on June 2, 2020.

We are announcing new viewing hours for the month of June, Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. These hours allow for the staff to prepare and maintain cleaning and safety precautions daily.

All galleries will be available for viewing the 45th Juried Exhibition that has been extended to July 25. Our front glass case programs, Collections from our Community and Lobby Case, will be refreshed, as is the What’s Up Hallway with new photography and graphic design.

Please note we are practicing social distancing at our facility. Signs will be posted indicating the number of people allowed in each gallery at one time. Your wellness and the safety of the staff are our first priority thus we will be wearing facemasks in the public spaces at all times.

Our studios will remain closed for two more weeks. The Gallery Shop will remain closed until further notice. With proper research and preparation, we hope to open the Ware-Lyndon Historic House in July.

Based on the Governor’s requirements, we will not be holding any gatherings until further notice. This included guilds, meetings, rentals and classes.

Atrium 2020

Installation in progress:

Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resilience

Social Distance sign

MAY 22.2020

WUGA Athens News Matters interview about the Arts Alliance Economic Impact for the Artist Survey with Alexia Ridley and Lauren Fancher, Director of ATHICA.  To listen: HERE

MAY 14.2020

Below you will find the news release and results of a survey reflecting Athens based artists and the impact the pandemic has had on their economics, creative practice and more.  Thank you to those who participating.  Please feel free to share.  FULL SURVEY HERE


April 29, 2020

Please see this resource guide for artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Click HERE for an active PDF with links.

We are working with ADDA + ATHICA + Get Artistic + AAAC + ACC Arts Division + TinyAth + GMA + ACAC + Arts @ Flagpole. Thank you ADDA!

Resources for artists

April 15, 2020 Still Closed

Hello All.  I hope this finds you safe and well.  We have gathered  together, (virtually of course), a group of arts supporters to look at the impact of our current crisis on the local arts community.  We would like to hear from as many of you makers and creators in all fields as to how your economic situation has changed, what would be helpful now, as we start a long recovery period, and also, well just to check in.  Here is a LINK to a survey. I would be so appreciative if you could fill this out as it would help us put this story together.

We are working with ATHICA + Get Artistic + AAAC + ACC Arts Division + TinyAth + GMA + ACAC + Arts @ Flagpole

April 8, 2020 STILL CLOSED

What a world we are all currently sharing at the moment.  Surreal, yet very real. 

However, art and culture lives before, during and at the end of a crisis.  Art is a place for solace, a place to look deeply into our humanity and a space to hopefully find some beauty or even joy.  As you all know the Arts Center is closed due to the COVID-19 epidemic.  But all of us are working to bring our programs to the social media platforms in order to support this creative and engaged community.  

Please visit our Facebook and Instagram to view #45JuriedShowOnLine and #ArtsCenterOnLine (also on top of the left side menu here) with upcoming segments entitled Art@Home with Toni Carlucci, ShelterInPlaceStudioVisits with Beth Sale and more.  

Follow us, share us, and send us some of those wonderful (hearts).

As we are in this together, please stay connected:

News of our Athens, please visit

Guidance for arts organizations, please visit

Support for local businesses

Emergency funds for local artists, please take a look at Willson Center Shelter Projects

Stay strong, safe and well.  We miss you and will hope to see you soon! – Didi Dunphy

March 20, 2020

Click HERE to read Mayor and Commission COVID-19 Ordinance in effect.

Lyndon House Arts Center COVID 19 News Update

March 17, 2020 CLOSED

            Safety and health are our priority during this time.

The Lyndon House Arts Center will be closed to the public until further notice.

Please visit

For local updates regarding the COVIC-19.

And please visit the CDC for vital State and National information

For all of Athens and beyond, please be diligent in practicing the recommended safety precautions.  Stay safe.

We love you all and hope to see you soon.

-Lyndon House Arts Center


March 13, 2020

At this time we are suspending all programs for the next two weeks as a result of safety precautions during this time.  We will not be hosting group or guild meetings in the Community Room and Studios.  Our adult and youth classes due to start next week will be postponed for two weeks.  We will notify you when the classes will resume which hopefully will be after March 29th.  However, please look for more information as it is released.

As of today, our doors are open for gallery viewing and open studio members are able to work independently in the studios for self-directed use during open hours.

These are strange times.  Thank you for your concern and patience and please stay well.

Groups & Guilds affected:

Athens Area Arts Council, Athens Art Association, Athens Fibercraft Guild, Athens Metal Arts Guild, Athens Photography Guild, Classic City Woodturners, Cotton Patch Quilters, Garden Club, Newcomers, Printmakers, Stitch and Bitch, Thursday Painters, Visual Arts Guild, Wool Spinners, Lyndon House Arts Foundation

LHAC Programs affected:

Third Thursday AIR studio talk with Megan Sparks

Full House Exhibition meeting 

Ware Lyndon House Committee meeting 

Family Day March 28



Art Time I, II, III

Homeschool Artists

Fiber Arts with Toni

All Teen Clubs


Oil Painting with Michael Ross

Screen Printing with Amanda Burk

Drawing with Toni Carlucci

Open Studios with Charles Warnock

Beginning and Intermediate with Jane Ritchie

Mosaic with Jane Wright

Wheel Throwing with Amanda Jane Crouse

Enamel with Leslie Litt

Lyndon House Arts Center, a member of the Arts Division of  ACC Leisure Services is a center of excellence for the benefit and cultural enrichment of youth and adults. We encourage local artists in their creative development, present engaging and significant exhibitions and provides the community with quality art education and events to celebrate our cultural diversity.

Lyndon House Arts Center offers rotating contemporary gallery exhibitions, an expansive art education program including classes and workshops for youth and adults, an open studio membership program, the Ware- Lyndon Historic House Museum (c. 1850) and garden, as well as cultural festivals and community-wide events. The Lyndon House Arts Center features a Gallery Shop that displays local arts and crafts for purchase and an opportunity to participate in any of the 20 groups and guilds that meet here.

Lyndon House Arts Center provides citizens and visitors a relevant, enriching and inclusive experience in the arts, encouraging all to foster a deep appreciation of arts and culture. 

Open Studio Membership registration is on-going.  Enroll to participate in Open Studio Presents, special experience for Open Studio Members.

Register Here

For more information call 706-613-3623.

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Please note: Summer Art Programs and Mini-Camps are available for registration here.

  1. Lyndon House Arts Center

    Physical Address
    211 Hoyt St.
    Athens, GA 30601

    Phone: 706-613-3623

    Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
    Closed on UGA Home Football Game Saturdays

    Admission:  Free


Join us for a full day of workshops, sessions and services designed to elevate your professional skills in the visual arts. The day will consist of several one hour sessions on topics such as contracts and grant writing, career portfolio development, promotion in all media, online magazine writing, legacy and estate planning and more. Make your appointment for a head shot with photographer Donald Fuller

Event includes guest speakers, local resources, lunch from The National, and a happy hour.

For registration and information please email

This event is made possible by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.