The Art Station - Big Shanty

The Art Station

About The Art Station

The Art Station - Big Shanty was built as a summer home for the Rooker family in 1943 and eventually became their permanent home. Mrs. Rooker, an artist and supporter of community arts, donated her home to Cobb County with the instruction that it become an arts facility! Originally located where Kennesaw Mountain High School now stands, the house was moved and (over a two year period) transformed into the arts center we have today. 

With three multi-media classrooms, a pottery studio, meeting space and a gallery, this creative facility is a cozy-yet-productive part of the Cobb County PARKS. Programming includes classes and workshops in visual arts during fall, winter, and spring quarters; visual and theater camps for children of all ages during the summer quarter; and exhibitions and meeting space for arts-related activities year-round.

Both our front and back galleries feature rotating art exhibits with a variety of media.

The Art Station is also heavily involved in community outreach, Scout troops, and local schools