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The mission of the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts is to provide time and space for artists to concentrate and create.

The Loftus House

The Loftus House

The Loftus House, named after Franciscan Friar Loftus who was a poet, is the primary space for artists. Once a convent for Franciscan nuns, the building has thirteen rooms. The first floor has two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a reading/library room, a dining room, the Center's office and a kitchen. The second floor has four rooms for residents and a full bath.

Each resident's room has a sink, table or desk, chest of drawers, chairs, and a full or twin-sized bed.

The Calving Barn Studios

Calving Barn Studios

The Calving Barn is an ideal building for artist's studios because it is located in a very secluded location but convenient to Loftus House. The setting (and the view!) are beautiful.

There are four small studios on the first floor, and one large studio with skylights on the second that can easily accommodate an artist who needs room to spread out. The building also has a small kitchen and bathroom with a shower.

Barbara Hardy Clay Studio/Winfrey Blackburn Fine Arts Gallery

Clay Studio and Gallery

The gallery/master studio on the first floor of the Barbara Hardy Clay Studio/Winfrey Blackburn Fine Arts Gallery was once a garage for the Mount's fire engine!

The lower floor is a full-serve clay studio where classes and workshops are held.

The small gallery houses exhibits by area artists. See the SPECIAL EVENTS PAGE for current exhibit.

This activity is made possible in part
by the Indiana Arts Commission,
a state agency, with funds from
the Indiana General Assembly and
the National Endowment for the Arts.

"Without the single-minded attention to craft, art simply doesn't happen. Mary Anderson provides more than just space and time - you provide the expectation and encouragement that something will ignite."
- Andy Robinson, writer, Tucson, AZ