Housed in an historic structure built in 1858, the Art Center is a facility where local and regional artists create and showcase their work. The Main Gallery hosts juried All Media Shows that change on the second Friday of each month to coincide with the ''Friday For The Arts!'' event in Old Towne Petersburg. The Mezzanine Gallery showcases six artists who work in various media and changes monthly. The Art Center houses 85 studios that are used by over 50 artists to create their works.