Why? The Old Jerome High School is a historic site, making the name known state (and nation) wide. The Jerome Art Center is the hub of our campus, with spaces for artists to create and show their works. We have combined the two names, now making it Jerome Art Center @ The Old Jerome High School, keeping true to the buildings' history, and modern times.
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.