Built in 1923, the Jerome Art Center, formerly the Jerome High School evolved from the state-of-the-art early 20th century high school facility built to support a thriving mining town of over 10,000 people.
The school was in operation from 1924 - 1951. Closed in 1960, it was reopened in the fall of the same year as Mingus Union High School. The last graduating class was in 1975. With an influx of creative people to the town in the 1970's and 1980's, the facility became a favored workplace of local artists and musicians because of its creative atmosphere and spacious rooms. Today the buildings are occupied by a diverse range of creative minds.
Visit us during the Jerome First Saturday Art Walk on November 4th, 2017, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. We have a variety of available work studios for rent. Stop in and check them out during your visit. Our November Featured Artist of the Month is Robert Jackson. Meet Robert while you're here.
Come join us on October 14th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm for another Ghost Walk, fun and exciting dramatic performances that highlight the history of the town of Jerome, AZ. Tours start every half hour and the tours cost $20. Call (928) 634-1066 for more information.
Come to the fundraiser for the Jerome Humane Society at the Honeymoon Cottage in Jerome. Sunday Oct. 15th from 9 am - noon. Included with the $20 ticket (available at Nellie Bly) is a wonderful brunch, open bar, a million-dollar view and entertainment is provided by Tommy Rocks & The Jerome Ukulele Orchestra. Free shuttle service provided Sunday from Nellie Bly. Again, tickets are $20 and available at Nellie Bly on Main Street Jerome.
This weekend is Kaleidoscope Weekend in Jerome! Stop by Nellie Bly's. Check out our Kaleidoscope planter in front of the building. Make your way inside our store to experience even more of the world's finest kaleidoscopes hand-crafted by wood, metal and glass artisans using exquisite materials. We'll bet you've never touched or peered thru anything quite like our scopes! We encourage you to handle and play with everything you see in the store. If you're not having fun we may have to kick you out.
While you're out and about enjoying this weekend's festivities in Jerome, stop by the Jerome Art Center and check out our artists. We have work studios for rent. For more info, click here: STUDIOS
Our Featured Artist of the Month: Robin Anderson in Building C.
Perhaps one of the most enjoyable trips you could take would be to visit the Anderson Mandette Gallery in the historic mining town of Jerome AZ. Located in the Jerome Art Center, the gallery is a lesson in history as well as an art experience! The library is filled with Robin Anderson's large landscapes of the Verde Valley. Stop by this weekend!
Jerome First Saturday Art Walk: Saturday, October 7th, from 5 - 8:00 p.m.
The newest member of the Art Walk is at the Jerome Art Center. Check out Red Bench Gallery in Building A, upstairs in Studio 306. October's Featured Photographer, Sue Gregory, will be showing 10 of her top favorite photos from around Jerome and Sedona. Join them for free "starving artist soup" and wine (while supplies last.)
Our newest occupant in Building B, Jerome History Tours.
Bringing the Past to Life: Through our one-hour walking tour, we are providing the guest with a first hand look at what the "Wickedest City in the West" used to look and feel like. Using detailed photographs and history, we are trying to paint the very vivid picture of historic Jerome and how it operated from the 1870's all the way to the present.
We have work studio rentals in buildings A, B and C. Check them out during the First Saturday Art Walk! Click on this link to view the variety of different square footage and rental rates available. CURRENT RENTALS.