Andy Davis Arts LLC announced today that it will open a 20,000 square foot art center near the downtown square in McDonough. The venture would be the first all-encompassing arts center in Henry County.

The Hood Street Art Center will occupy the historic Hood’s Hosiery Mill building, which was constructed in the 1920’s. The mill closed in 1960 and has been leased to various businesses and organizations over the years.

Davis said the center will feature visual artists including sculptors, potters, glass blowers, photographers, and metalworkers, plus a 7,000 square foot theatre for plays, musicals, and concerts.

Sculptor Andy Davis previously occupied a studio on Griffin Street in McDonough. Davis is best known for his life-size bronze statues including singer Ray Charles, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, and Revolutionary War hero Patrick Henry.

The Hood Street Art Center will be located at 136 Hood Street. To find out more about Andy Davis Arts LLC, visit

The Hood Street Art Center will showcase visual and performing arts.


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