ArtCentre of Plano

Inspire, support, & promote excellence, diversity, & innovation in the arts and arts education. The origins of the ArtCentre began in 1981.

It was founded as the Cultural Arts Council of Plano (CACOP), a private non-profit organization to promote the growth and development of emerging community arts groups. In 1982, JMB Management Company donated 1,400 square feet of space in the Collin Creek Mall to house CACOP. For the next ten years, this organization provided quality arts programming for the community in this location. On July 12,

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"In May's gentle light, a mother's love blossoms like a garden, nurturing hearts with its ever-growing beauty." ​​​​​​​​​- Frida Kahlo


Transform your vision into reality. Host your next unforgettable event at the Saigling House. Book now and let's make memories together!


Here's to the ones who lift us up, guide us through, and love us unconditionally. Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible moms and mother figures out there! 💐


“May unfolds like a mother's embrace, tender and nurturing, enveloping the world in the warmth of her love." - Mary Cassatt

Photos from ArtCentre of Plano's post 05/04/2024

The Threads of our Lives exhibition is now open and it is quite stunning. You will be amazed at the incredible fiber art. Visit the ArtCentre of Plano Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.


Discover creativity in fiber art! 🎨 From May 4 to June 22, 2024, immerse yourself in our exhibition featuring 44 talented artists from The Dallas Handweavers & Spinners Guild, The Dallas Area Fiber Artists, and The Fort Worth Weavers Guild. Join us for the opening reception on May 3, 6-8 p.m. Judged by Amie Adelman, UNT Fibers Professor, and Suzy Jones, ArtCentre of Plano's Executive Director. Don't miss this showcase of textile innovation and craftsmanship!


The ArtCentre of Plano extends deepest sympathy to the Muns family on the loss of their family matriarch Dr. Betty Muns. Betty was a lifelong supporter of the arts. She served for many years on the ArtCentre’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board and was an ardent and engaged participant. She was honored along with her husband James in 2009 with the For the Love of Art Patron Award and continued to volunteer actively with the ArtCentre for many years, hosting events in her home and serving as honorary chair of the organization’s first annual Mother’s Day Tea Party.​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​

Dr. Muns’s legacy is a model of community service that demonstrated her lifelong commitment to the City of Plano. She leaves a legion of friends and admirers and will be sorely missed.


Since 2017, we have been proud custodians of the Saigling House, which holds the distinction of being a Texas Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This cherished house has been our home since then, and we are honored that so many people have walked through the doors and shared its history. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

📸: Craig N. Perry, circa 2015


"As April dances into view, let us embrace the symphony of life's renewal, where every blossom tells a tale of resilience and hope." - Claude Monet


"In April, nature's canvas blooms anew, painting the world with the vibrant brushstrokes of spring." - Vincent van Gogh


Wishing everyone celebrating Passover a joyous festival filled with love, blessings, and freedom! 🕊️✨


Happy Earth Day! 🌍 Let's cherish and protect our beautiful planet today and every day. 🌱💚


Unlock creativity at its finest! Don't miss out on the stunning works from the PISD Advanced Placement Art Program Exhibition. On display until April 25th. 🎨


"In the heart of April, the artist finds inspiration in the unfolding beauty of nature's masterpiece, weaving tales of vitality and promise with each stroke of the brush." - Pablo Picasso


"April showers wash away the remnants of winter's chill, leaving behind a tapestry of blossoms that sing of rejuvenation and rebirth." - Frida Kahlo


Empowering our community one pitch at a time! 🌟 Our Executive Director Suzy Jones and dedicated Board Members presented our arts vision to the Cultural Arts Commission for vital grant funding today. "


Thrilled to announce the incredible Julie Holmer as the 2024 Spirit of Judy Drotman Award recipient! 🌟 🖼️ Her unwavering dedication to Plano as a whole and the arts community specifically is a beacon of hope and inspiration. Here’s to celebrating her remarkable impact and the extraordinary legacy she continues to build. Please join us in celebrating her on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Visit for tickets!


"April whispers secrets of renewal, as the earth awakens from its wintry slumber, echoing the melodies of growth and transformation." - Georgia O'Keeffe


🐰🌷 Hoppy Easter! May your day be filled with love, laughter, and joyful celebrations! 🥚🎉


🎨✨ Get ready to be amazed! The PISD AP Student Exhibition 2024 is coming April 4, 2023! 🖼️ Save the date and join us for a showcase of talent and creativity. Stay tuned for more updates! 🎉👩‍🎨👨‍🎨


"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way – things I had no words for." - Georgia O’Keefe


Let the colors of joy splash across your life this Holi! 🌈✨ May the festival of love fill your heart with happiness and laughter. 🎉🎨

Photos from ArtCentre of Plano's post 03/20/2024

Featured artist Sarah Carson shared stories about her photography journey at the ArtCentre of Plano’s Lunch & Learn artist conversation series. The exhibition will be on view through March 30 at the ArtCentre and the Courtyard Theatre in the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District.


"The function of art is to bring people into presence. It's not necessarily about the object, it's about the energy that object brings." - Marina Abramović


Embracing the warmth of the sun, the fragrance of blossoms, and the promise of new beginnings. Welcome, Spring! 🌸☀️ Let's dance among the flowers and soak in the beauty of this vibrant season.


Sending Irish blessings your way this St. Patrick's Day! 🌈💚 May your day be filled with luck, laughter, and plenty of cheer!


📸 Dive into Sarah Carson's Vivid Memories exhibit at the ArtCentre of Plano and the Courtyard Theatre! Don't miss this captivating showcase capturing life's essence. On view through March 30.


“Art is the one place we all turn to for solace.” - Tracy Emin

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About Us

The origins of the ArtCentre began in 1981. It was founded as the Cultural Arts Council of Plano (CACOP), a private non-profit organization to promote the growth and development of emerging community arts groups. In 1982, JMB Management Company donated 1,400 square feet of space in the Collin Creek Mall to house CACOP. For the next ten years, this organization provided quality arts programming for the community in this location.

On July 12, 1991, the CACOP purchased the Harrington Furniture Store, a 100-year-old landmark at 1039 E. 15th Street in historic downtown Plano. This two-story property was renovated into a community arts center. The City of Plano also announced its comprehensive long-term plan to revitalize the historic downtown and echoed the need “to establish the downtown area as a center for local arts and cultural activities.”

In 2010, the ArtCentre rented 901 18th Street after selling its building on 15th Street to Bedrock Building, LLP. After five years in this location, the ArtCentre board of directors determined it was time to find a permanent home.

In 2015, the Cox Building at 1517 H Avenue became a temporary home for administrative offices while the City of Plano renovated the historic Saigling House and then leased it to the ArtCentre of Plano as an event and exhibition center. It has now become an affordable and popular venue available for rent by individuals, groups, businesses and organizations. Its location in beautiful and scenic Haggard Park makes it the perfect location for weddings, retreats, parties and meetings.

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Plano, TX

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