A hundred years of industry & art

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The Gallery at Hood Street is part of a collective artistic community housed within the Hood Street Arts Center…but this 20,000 square foot facility has seen a lot of change over the years.

Originally built in the 1930’s by Mr. Hood, the building was initially constructed to run a hosiery mill. What started off as a smaller footprint facility grew over the years through various owners’ additions to the building.

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Anchored by the Henry Players theater troupe, the DiBlasi School of Ballet, and several visual artists, the Hood Street Arts Center - brainchild of late sculptor Andy Davis - engages the community with workshops, staged performances, and a gallery.

Davis founded the Arts Center in 2015 with a vision to turn the building into a space that would be known as a haven for fellow artists, dreamers and doers as a collective community.

After his untimely passing, the Gallery portion of the Arts Center underwent major renovations to transform the space not only into a fully functioning art studio and gallery, but also an intimate event space where people from all over the city can come to celebrate momentous milestone occasions and celebrations.