Established in 1975, The Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody is a private, non-profit organization, whose mission is to foster understanding and appreciation of the visual and performing arts, by offering an extensive and diverse program of classes, a professional artist exhibition series and outreach programs for seniors, youth and audiences with special needs. Our Outreach programs range from art projects for Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta to free “Arts 4 Alzheimer’s” art classes.
The Spruill Education Center on Chamblee Dunwoody Road conducts about 700 courses and workshops each year, reaching roughly 7,000 students.
The Spruill Gallery, located in an historic 1867-1905 home on Ashford Dunwoody Road, mounts four to six exhibitions each year, including a Holiday Artists Market.
The Spruill Home place in Dunwoody, Georgia, was the center of a large working farm from the mid-19th century until 1965. Today, the main house and two outbuildings are still standing in good condition on the property. The house has undergone numerous additions and renovations since being built in the 1840s, and features a century's worth of phases and styles of Southern folk architecture.
Through the generosity of Onnie Mae Spruill, Stephen Thomas' Spruill's daughter, and Ethel Warren Spruill, his second wife, the Spruill Home place and five surrounding acres have been donated to the Spruill Center for the Arts to serve as a place to foster the arts, and as a remembrance of one of Dunwoody's first families, the Spruill's.
When Stephen Thomas Spruill (1870-1967), married Miss Mollie Lee Carter (1872-1932) of Sandy Springs in 1889, the Home place was presented to them as a wedding gift.It was Stephen who, in 1905, tore down the original log house because it was infested with termites using the 1867 addition as an anchor and rebuilt the Home place as we know it today.
Throughout the early twentieth century, Stephen acquired land from neighboring farms, and by the time of his death was one of the most prosperous farmers and largest land owners in both Fulton and DeKalb counties. Most of Stephen and Mollie Lee's descendants continue to live in the Dunwoody area.
Board of Directors
- Keith Hicks :: President
- Beth Saxe :: Vice President
- Robert Stovall :: Treasurer
- Katie Bishop :: Secretary
- Bonnie Berry
- Fran Fuchs
- Rose Kirkland
- Brad Little
- Marian O’Shaughnessy
- Teresa Santana
- Steve Thornton
- Alison Nalley
|Bob Kinsey||CEO||770.394.3447 x 223|
|Ken Horvath||Ceramics Director||770.394.3447 x 233|
|Kristin Wilder||Education & Development Director||770.394.3447 x 229|
|Charlotta Stevens||Administration Director||770.394.3447 x 225|
|Anne Winn||Registrar||770.394.3447 x 232|
|Tim Wolterink||Administrative & Education Assistant||770.394.3447 x 231|
|Jennifer Price||Spruill Gallery Director||770.394.4019|