The Mable House Arts Center
|5239 Floyd Road
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone: (770) 819-3285
Fax: (770) 819-3289
Facility Director: Vanita Keswani
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The Mable House Arts Center offers classes for children and adults in the arts, both visual and performing, during the fall, winter and spring quarters. In the summer, there are camps for children from ages 4 to 16 in theatre and many differing visual art mediums. The South Cobb Arts Alliance is the curator of the state of the art gallery space, presenting seven different exhibitions a year including the National Juried Exhibition. There are also two outstanding exhibits of artwork by students from schools in the area every year. The Mable House Arts Center and the South Cobb Arts Alliance join together every year to present the free Candlelight Concert Series at the Mable House/Barnes Amphitheatre, as well as, Christmas House, a sale of fine arts, crafts and edibles which are least 75% handmade, which begins the first Friday in December and runs for 10 days. Mable's Tea Room is available for lunch during the Christmas House and, for the children, the Candy Cane Hunt the first Saturday in December. For additional information, please call (770) 819-3285.
The historic Mable House, ancestral home of the Mable family for whom Mableton was named, is an example of a plantation plain house constructed in 1843. It sits on the remaining 16 acres of the original 400+ acre farm and includes a kitchen house, corn crib, sweet potato house, storage barn, the family cemetery and the original smokehouse and well. It was used as a hospital during the Civil War and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house has been restored its original 1890's status and has no running water. It is furnished with period furniture, some original to the Mable family and has one room filled with information about the family and the Mableton area. It offers a wonderful opportunity to see life at a much slower pace than today and is the home for the Friends of the Mable House's yearly Storytelling Festival, which is held the first Saturday of October. The house is open for tours, by appointment only, guided by docents who are volunteers from the Friends of the Mable House. Tours for groups of 8 and more or for school classes should be arranged in advance by calling (770) 819-3285.
The Friends of the Mable House
The Friends of the Mable House is dedicated to the history and traditions that created South Cobb County. Offering school field trips, tours, and the annual Dubard Storytelling Festival gives the community to glimpse the history around us all.
The South Cobb Arts Alliance, Inc.
The South Cobb Arts Alliance offers many opportunities to enjoy the arts, whether you are an artist or would like to support the arts by volunteering your time. We promote the arts within our community. You can become a member and get involved in several activities that are offered throughout the year:
• National Juried Art Exhibition
• Candlelight Concert Series
• Christmas House
• Gallery Exhibits
• Mable's Tea Room
The Theatre Project
The Theatre Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to M.E.A.T. (Mentoring, Education, and Theatre). This organization focuses on learning and performing live theatre for family audiences. This four tier organization focus on Preschool (Shin Busters) and Elementary (Limelights) theatre education, Middle School (Footlights) education and performance opportunities, performing twice a year on the Mable House/Barnes Amphitheatre stage, and finally the Spotlights (High School and Adults) with mentoring and performance opportunities through the year. If you are interested in very creative theatre opportunities in South Cobb, The Theatre Project is for you.
For more information, call (770) 819-3285.
|Friends of the Mable House||3rd Tuesday (bi-monthly)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
|South Cobb Arts Alliance||4th Tuesday of each month
7:00pm - 9:00pm
|South Cobb Redevelopment Authority||3rd Monday of each month
9:00am - 11:00am