The Powerhouse is a community arts center that provides artists the space, support, and time to create while offering the community the chance to experience and be part of programs that enrich and inspire.
The Arts Council, working with community groups is tackling the reuse of an industrial space in to a community art space. The project calls for transforming a 1928 industrial building into a public green space and community center to provide access to the arts to rural Mississippians. The green space will provide a public park while the building is transformed from an industrial site into a space of educational programs, free art, and classes. The goal is to clean and transform the empty lot into a green space with art. Remove the industrial equipment and clean the building for use as a community space for the arts. Renovate the space to provide classrooms, gallery space, and performance space for local artists and community residents to participate in the arts.