315 Martling Rd
Albertville, AL 35950-1823
Phone: (256) 891-2600
Fax: (256) 891-2674
Arts & Museums
A living repository housed in a former National Guard Armory built in 1936, for Company E, 167th Infantry Division, the Museum offers visitors a chance to explore everything from Native American artifacts to interesting local personalities." Exhibits touch on such subjects as the TVA, building of the 69,000-acre Lake Guntersville, hunting and fishing, C. E. Monroe, one of the nation�s foremost wildlife and magazine cover artists of the 1950's and 60's; John Gunter, the city�s namesake; his great-grandson, Will Rogers; and native birds.
The GMA features works of Southern art and artists and houses an extensive permanent collection of paintings, sculptures, and prints. In addition, the museum hosts a series of changing exhibits featuring the works of local and regional artists. The GMA also fosters an awareness and appreciation of local history through exhibiting artifacts, antique properties, furniture, photographs, and items of historical significance of the Gadsden and Etowah County area. Perhaps the most unique feature of GMA , combining both art and history, is the Virtual Museum, open 24/7, in the windows of the businesses on Broad Street.
Home to visual art displays, performing arts, art studios, and a museum for children called Imagination Place. The center also features the world's largest site and date specific model railroad, a dinner theater, and recital hall. There are complete convention and banquet facilities, a full-service restaurant, and a New Orleans style courtyard with live entertainment on the weekends.
This Gadsden State Community College performing arts center is host to a variety of events and performances throughout the year. Having undergone a renovation in 2011, the facility features state-of-the-art lighting and sound.