Building Tour

NEW at the Art Center – Updated QR code building tour

The Art Center is committed to providing accessibility to all of its visitors. Our newest update includes a QR code building tour! Visitors can now access this 25 minute self-guided tour directly from their phone or mobile device. Simply scan the code with the camera feature on your phone and follow the link to listen.

Learn about the history of the building and hear interviews with Danville residents as you explore the Art Center’s historic halls!

For over 100 years, the grand building on the corner of 4th and Main has served as a community gathering place and a source of great civic pride. It was occupied in three primary phases: as the town post office from 1911 through 1961, then as a federal building until the mid 1990s, and finally its current use as the Art Center of the Bluegrass.

Through its incarnations, generations of Danville residents and visitors have vivid memories of this building’s role in their community – and their personal lives. The Art Center’s “Historically Bold Building Tour” provides a tour not just of the building itself, but of its stories and its memories.

The 25-minute self-guided audio tour combines narration about the building’s history and architecture with first-person stories from long-time Danville residents. If you’d like to take the tour, use your phone to scan the QR codes or check out an iPad and set of headphones at the front desk!

The Historically Bold Building Tour is FREE thanks to the support of the Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Boyle Landmark Trust. We are also grateful to the City of Danville for entrusting us with the care and use of this beautiful building.