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Historic Courthouse Art Gallery and Studios

The Historic Courthouse Gallery has new exhibits each month. Check our calendar page to see the current exhibit.

The Gallery Gift Shop and artwork in the hallways features the art works of Paulding Fine Arts Association members. The Gift Shop includes many items for sale such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, wood turning, fused glass, pottery, ornaments, scarves, notecards, weavings, books, t-shirts, jewelry and more.

There are working artist studios in the Old Dallas Courthouse which feature the works of 9 artists: Paulette Cheek, Judy Cooper, Leslie Grant, Bruce Henry, Thomas MacMillan, Wendy Herubin, Mary Cash, Joyce Walraven, and Kathy Borchelt. You can find out more about them on their member page. Some of the PFAA artists from the Spring Competition 2017 are shown above.

The PFAA Permanent Art Collection, which is made up of the Purchase Award winning art pieces from our annual Spring Competitions, is on display in one of the galleries. These works have been rendered by artists over the past twenty plus years.  

PFAA believes this is a great opportunity to share our talents with our community. We have classroom space and offer art classes, art workshops and other learning opportunities at our monthly meetings for those interested in art.

Please visit us, buy artwork in our gift shop, meet working artists who may be in their studios, sign up for art classes and workshops and become a member of the Paulding Fine Arts Association.

The Historic Courthouse Gallery & Studios is open to the public on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm.  Please support LOCAL artists!

Our Story

Paulding Fine Arts Association, Inc. is a 501-c3 non-profit organization created in 1982 to provide the citizens of Paulding County with opportunities to experience and appreciate the arts, on all levels through observation, education and participation. You will meet many wonderful volunteers, who love the fine arts, when you visit our all volunteer run gallery.

Since the very early days, PFAA has enjoyed the support of the city and county government. In the 1980's former Dallas Mayor Coleman Camp presented the old bank building at 122 Main Street as a gift, which would be the home of the PFAA and the organization enjoyed a long residence there. In 2006, Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin moved Paulding Fine Arts to the Dallas Civic Center located at 121 East Griffin Street with its beautiful gallery space. Then in 2012, Paulding County extended the use of the second floor of the Old Paulding Cournty Courthouse to the Paulding Fine Arts Association, and the Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios was created. PFAA is now located on the second floor of the Old Paulding County Courthouse, located at 11 Courthouse Square in Dallas, GA.

Paulding Fine Arts bringing the Arts to Paulding County for 36 years!

Grand Opening of the
Historic Courthouse Gallery and Studios

The Paulding Fine Arts Association renovated the second story of the Historic Dallas Courthouse and opened on Saturday, July 14, 2012. Our Grand Opening was on August 18, 2012 with a Ribbon Cutting officiated by Dallas Mayor, Boyd Austin. Refreshments were served and door prizes were awarded to the many guests who visited the facility through out the day.  Artists greeted visitors and the Gift Shop did a brisk business through out the day.

PFAA would like to thank all those who helped make our Grand Opening a resounding success!  City and County officials, local merchants, Paulding Residents, PFAA members and art lovers!  Thank you all!

Left: August 18, 2012 Grand Opening Photo:
Ribbon Cutting with Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin

More photos of the Grand Opening on our News and facebook page.

Paulding Fine Arts LIBRARY
The PFAA library was started in 2016 when a very generous artist, Reid Perryman, contributed over 70 books to PFAA.  There are over 190 books in the library in 2018.

The books are coded according to category so that whatever type book you're looking for is easier to find.  An inventory folder is kept available in the event you are looking for a particular book.

The library also has a variety of art magazines, including issues of "The Artist's Magazine", "The Pastel Journal", "American Artist", and "The Watercolor Artist".

PFAA members have donated books to add to our collection, and the PFAA board has authorized our librarian to purchase more books, when possible, to add to categories that currently have few books available.  

The library is available for use any time the gallery is open, and books can be checked out to take home by PFAA members.  The library is located in the Permanent Collection room.

Please take advantage of this great resource.
Many THANKS to our member, Myra Hall, for being our wonderful librarian!

If you would like to donate any art books or money for one of our many programs, please click here. Thank you!