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Carnegie Arts Center

Carnegie Arts Center winter  & snow

117 S. 17th
ParsonsKS 67357

Matthew Hoisington
Phone: 620-421-7032
Fax: 620-421-7003

About the Carnegie Arts Center

The Carnegie Arts Center serves as the center of the city's efforts to preserve and promote the fine arts in Parsons. The former Carnegie Library is the home to the Parsons Arts and Humanities Council and various other community events. Each year, the center plays host to several community meetings, reunions, and receptions.

Historic Site

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009, The Carnegie Arts Center is the only building in Parsons listed on the National Historic Register. After undergoing some initial renovation in past years, further renovation and restoration is currently being planned by the city and the Arts and Humanities Council to make this facility a truly beautiful and functional centerpiece of the community. When completed, this building should stand as a monument to historic preservation and a commitment to the arts in Parsons.

Rental Information

The Carnegie Arts Center is available to rent on a daily basis. Rental rates vary from $75 (not-for-profit organizations) to $125 for private individuals. Depending on the type of event, and seating arrangements, the Carnegie can hold up to 130 people. There are no kitchen facilities.

Inside Carnegie Arts Center seating

Carnegie Arts Center doors