The Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center, located on E. Vincennes St. in Linton, will host an open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event will allow the public to see what programs are available through the center and experience the programs themselves.
The Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center is located in the old Margaret Cooper Public Library. The building was turned into the Carnegie Center after the new Linton Public Library was built at 95 SE 1st St. SE.
The Margaret Cooper Public Library was one of more than 2,500 libraries around the world built with money donated by Andrew Carnegie between 1883 and 1929. Of those, there were 1,689 libraries built in the United States.
The idea for the Carnegie Center came about when Donna Kluesner feared the historical building would be torn down or turned into a bed and breakfast. The building has been restored to its original form from 104 years ago.
Kluesner serves as the president of the Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center.
In addition to the historical impact the Carnegie Center has on the county, the center houses several art-related projects.
Co-founder Ruby Houldson said there will be local musicians at the open house. Local artists will be displaying their works of art and demonstrating their techniques.
Patrons will be able to sign up for a variety of workshops scheduled at the Carnegie Center, including the "Inspired" workshop, Richard Hall Painting and Best Little Cupcake.
Some of the artists hosting workshops will be available at the open house to discuss and answer questions about the programs they will be hosting.
The Inspired Workshop will be a free, two-day workshop scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, hosted by Houldson, the author of 35 books.
It will encourage the participant to write a poem, prose or short story inspired by a piece of art. Participants can also create a piece of art inspired by a written work.
Patrons can learn more about the Best Little Cupcake Competition, which will reward participants for the best tasting cupcake, best decorated cupcake and most creative cupcake.
The competition will be sponsored by the Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m.
To keep up to date with events taking place at the Carnegie Center visit its Facebook page.