The 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.
Since 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..