Fitton Center for the Creative Arts , 101 South Monument Avenue, Hamilton, is a legacy of Hamilton's Bicentennial in 1991. The Hamilton Bicentennial Commission raised $8.4 million from private and business sources to build and equip the Fitton center and complete a few other Bicentennial projects. Ground was broken in September 1991 for the $4 million, 26,000 square foot center.
Construction was completed in November 1992 and programs began in January 1993. In 2003, the Carruthers Center for Arts and Technology, a three-story 12,400 square foot addition was completed. Donna and Ralph Carruthers were the primary donors ($2.5 million) for the new wing. A major contribution also came from Anne Ruder Bever.