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Venues

Piedmont College has a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including those listed below. We hope to see you on campus for one of our many events. Follow the link for more information on Fine Arts.
 

Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art

The Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art is now the permanent home for art donated to the college by Dr. Bill Mason, a member of the Class of 1957, and Bob Scharfenstein, both of Birmingham, Ala.  In addition to the permanent collection, student, faculty, and visiting shows are presented throughout the year. MORE ABOUT MSMA

Phone: 706-894-4201
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Email: museum@piedmont.edu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:
567 Georgia St.
Demorest, GA 30535

Piedmont College Chapel

The primary location for performances by the Department of Music is the Chapel. Every year the Department of Music holds dozens of concerts by students and faculty, as well as visiting performers. The Chapel is wired for recording the ensembles which allows the Department of Music to make CDs for listeners and use in the classroom setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Address:
992 Central Avenue
Demorest, Ga 30535
 

Sewell Organ

The Sewell Organ at Piedmont College is housed in the Chapel. It is named in honor of Piedmont alumnus and former trustee Charles K. Sewell (‘54). The organ was designed by Dr. James F. Mellichamp, President, in collaboration with members of the Casavant staff. There are some 3,691 pipes in the organ constructed of various metals and woods. The organ’s key action is mechanical and there is a solid-state electronic combination action which controls the organs stops and couplers. The case of the organ is constructed of oak and features hand-carved and gilded pipe shades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrendale Amphitheater

This 350-seat outdoor performance area features a sculpted metal roof that covers the stage and part of the seating area. Named for the Arrendale family, including Board of Trustees chairman Thomas A. “Gus” Arrendale III, the amphitheater hosts a variety of public events, including an all-day bluegrass festival, student performances, and public concerts. The amphitheater also won a design award from Metal Architecture magazine for its designers, Armentrout Roebuck Matheny Consulting Group of Athens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:
359 College Drive
Demorest, Ga 30535

 

Swanson Center for Performing Arts & Communications

The Department of Theatre performs in venues in and around the Swanson Center for Performing Arts and Communications. The three main venues are the W.R. Cleere Mainstage Theater, the Blackbox Theater, and the Arrendale Amphitheater. Each venue provides a different atmosphere to give the students and audiences the most variety possible while at Piedmont. The Swanson Center, built in 2007, enjoyed its tenth anniversary in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


W.R. Cleere Mainstage Theater

The Swanson Center features a modern 350-seat theater with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, as well as a backstage area that includes adequate fly space, dressing rooms, costume storage and a separate set construction workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:
365 College Drive
Demorest, Ga 30535

Black Box Theater

The Black Box Theater gives students space to perform smaller, avant-garde shows and theatre-in-the-round. This space is also used for acting and directing classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address:
365 College Drive
Demorest, Ga 30535

 

Athletic Venues

The Piedmont Lions athletic venues/facilities on the Demorest campus can be found here.