A Brief History of the Goodland Arts Council

The Goodland Arts Council began in 1978. It was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1979. It was originally housed in the new Goodland library. During the first five years, 16 art exhibits were sponsored in the library, four concerts were presented by local and guest artists, and cultural workshops were introduced to the schools. In October, 1983, the Council approached the Goodl and city commission and proposed that the former Carnegie Public Library be used as an arts center. That request was approved and renovation began immediately with donated funds and labor. The Goodland Arts Council agreed to a 20 year lease on the building with the city responsible for maintenance of the building as well as for the utilities. In 2003 the City Commission agreed to extend the lease for another 5 years. On June 19, 1984, the building was opened as the Carnegie Arts Center. Since the opening, continuous exhibits have been displayed on a monthly basis. In addition, numerous workshops, recitals, demonstrations, lectures and concerts have been held. The Carnegie Arts Center does close its gallery during the month of January for annual cleaning, gallery scheduling and grant writing.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Goodland Arts council is to provide an opportunity for the citizens of Goodland, Sherman County and the tri-state area to experience arts in all forms. This shall be done in a manner that is both affordable and accessible for everyone to benefit.

Gift Shop

Come visit the Carnegie Arts Center Gift Shop!

The shop has such items as pottery, glass, prints, photography, cards and stationery, candles, jewelry, woodworking, sunflower items, and more…all are made by local artists!

The gift shop also carries such popular items as All U Can Handle dinnerware, and Franz Porcelain. Silver items by Arthur Court make great gifts for weddings and new arrivals. We recommend you make frequent visits to the art center to take advantage of our many sales throughout the year!

Gift wrapping is available at no extra charge.





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Course Price Quantity Total
Summer art institute course $10
Paintbrush and cocktails $35
Paintbrush and cocktails arts council member $30
Paintbrush pop and popcorn Non-members $20
Paintbrush pop and popcorn members $15
Musical tickets non-members Friday & Saturday $10
Musical tickets members Friday & Saturday $8
Musical Sunday matinee non-members $7
Musical Sunday matinee members $5
Total : $

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