An Arts Center is typically a group of buildings devoted to the teaching, training, exhibiting and performance of the arts. They are establishments geared toward generating, exposing, and making art accessible to art enthusiasts, novice collectors and artists. Art Centers usually consist of special purpose buildings that rent space primarily to artists, galleries, or companies involved in art making or small businesses that make products and offering services needed by artists and galleries, e.g. canvas stretching, art stationery and art framing.
Buildings and spaces in an Arts Center may include the following:
An art gallery
A dance studio
A fine arts library
A sculpture Garden
A culture resource and research center
A music and performance hall or belvedere