Local Spotlight: The Johnson Center for the Arts

the Johnson Center for the Arts

Warm up this winter with an engaging visit to the Johnson Center for the Arts in downtown Troy.

About the Johnson Center for the Arts

Combining history and art, what was once a post office is now home to the Johnson Center for the Arts on Walnut Street.

According to the website, the building featuring classic revival architecture was constructed around 1910. This historical gem remained in use until 1980. It then sat empty until 2000.

At that time, the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center Board of Directors was formed. They made the bold decision to purchase the facility to establish the only cultural arts center in Pike County.

Today, the two-story, 1,400-square-foot center enriches the lives of residents and visitors through exhibits, educational programs, tours and more.

On exhibit

Home to seven galleries, there are currently two artists with their works on display, including local talent. Troy artist Antonio Jamal Holmes recently interacted with patrons during an artist’s reception in his honor on January 19th.

His work is on display in the lower gallery now through February 17th. Drawn to art at an early age, Holmes’s work includes intricate portraits, colorful abstracts, three-dimensional pieces and more. Check out his catalog for a sneak peek at what to expect.

Troy native Mike Benton also has pieces on display at the center. A master of many mediums, his work has been displayed in art galleries, studios, on magazines and book covers. See samples of his work in his catalog here.

Plan your visit

The Johnson Center for the Arts is open weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are available for groups, including clubs, organizations and families. The center is also a popular tour for school groups. Find out more about booking tours here.

Admission is free, but donations—or memberships—are encouraged to help support the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center’s mission.


For an inspiring day at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, make your way to 300 East Walnut St.

Did you know that Troy Alabama Apartment Homes is less than a mile away? That means you can get in a nice walk or enjoy a three-minute drive before art brightens your day!


Life is never dull in Troy, from local treasures like the Johnson Center for the Arts to outdoor recreation and Troy University. If you are looking for your next home in our quaint city, come see us! For more local spotlights and fun things to do, keep reading our blogs.