Capitol Arts Center


Mezzanine Gallery, Houchens Gallery
416 E Main Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Last Updated: September 21, 2017


About Capitol Arts Center

The Capitol Arts Center was the focal points for arts in the Bowling Green community for decades. Constructed in the 1890's as a vaudeville house called the Columbia Theatre. In the 1930's it became a movie theatre called the Capitol Theatre. From 1967 to 1977 it was deserted. After major rennovations it opened as a performing arts center in 1981.  In 2013 the Capitol became a part of SKyPAC.

The Houchens Gallery in the Capitol Arts Center features changing exhibits which focus on local and regional artists. Emphasis is placed on artists who address contemporary issues and ideas that challenge the viewers. The gallery provides space for 10-12 exhibitions annually featuring a variety of medias by a range of artists from elementary students to professionals.

The Mezzanine Gallery in the Capitol Arts Center features exhibits of work by local artists.

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