Welcome to the Arts Depot

The Arts Depot was established in 1990 as is a non-profit, community-based art gallery whose mission is to promote and support regional artists through working artist's studios and gallery exhibits and to provide educational opportunities for the community. There are three large galleries housed in a 19th century freight station. The main "Spotlight Gallery" features eight major juried exhibitions yearly, the "Members Gallery" features eight rotating exhibits of regional artists, and the "Founders Gallery" exhibits six specially selected exhibits annually. Each March a local secondary school's art students are featured and each August the entire exhibition space is devoted to the Virginia Highlands Festival Juried fine Art Show. Seven resident studio artists work in their studios in a wide range of media including watercolor, weaving, clay, jewelry, and acrylics. Their studios are open to visitors and the artists are pleased to discuss their work and offer demonstrations of their skills. All artwork created in the artists studios and in the galleries is available for purchase.

Please support us with your tax deductible contribution.

Hours of Operation:Year Round

  • Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
  • And by appointment or announcement:  Call 276-628-9091
  • Closed 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day


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Juried Spotlight Gallery

Show Sponsored by Joe & Cecelia Pippin in Honor of Appalachian Sustainable Development, August 12 - September 26, Reception Saturday August 15th 2-4pm.

Founders Gallery

The Arts Depot is pleased to host the Virginia Highlands Festival's Juried Fine Arts Exhibit. The Arts Depot will be closed Saturday, July 25th through Thursday afternoon, July 30th to prepare for the exhibit. We will open at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 30th for the Lecture, Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception. Open Hours during the Festival are Monday through Saturday 10-5, Sundays 1-5 and through 8 pm on "First Thursday" August 6th as part of Abingdon's Gallery Hop evening. This Year's signature artwork "Create your Own Adventure" by Brian & Marie Bridgeforth will be on display at the Depot. They will be signing limited edition posters at the Depot on Saturday, August 1st 1-2 pm.

Welcome Video


About The Arts Depot

The Depot Artists Association was originally founded as the William King Artists Association. In 1990, the organization changed its name and moved to the old Norfolk and Southern freight station which is now known as the Arts Depot -- home of the Depot Artists Association.

Resident Artists

Jackie Dolpp

Jackie has been painting since she moved to Abingdon in 1974. From her earliest memories of crayons and construction paper to her recent use of watercolor, crayons and pencils, Jackie has been interested in art...