Our History

Creative Arts Center

cacfrontsThe historic building was completed in 1898 as the Pontiac Public Library. When the library moved to Wide Track in the early 60's, this edifice was incorporated as a non-profit art center through the efforts of Dr. Harold Furlong, a World War I hero, holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and physician. He believed passionately that children deserved a place in their community where they could see, learn about and experience art.


furlongpictureSince 1965, the Pontiac Creative Arts Center has served the community in a variety of ways. Ongoing exhibits are presented; classes, summer Confetti Camp and various community events are held year-round. In additions, the Arts Center sends artists and teachers to hold classes, present workshops and performances in the local schools..