We believe the arts are for everyone, beginning with our children and continuing throughout lifetimes. We promote big dreams in a small town, nurturing artists, building audiences and bringing the arts to the community and the community to the arts. Our goal is to encourage individual creativity and to broaden community participation, appreciation and support for the visual, performing, and literary arts in the Mentone Area.
Founded in 2006, The Mentone Area Arts Council (MAAC) is a non-profit tax exempt organization that has enriched the quality of life for people in Mentone and neighboring communities by raising funds for the arts, sponsoring events, providing educational opportunities, and strengthening cultural resources for the benefit of all businesses and citizens in the Mentone area.
The MAAC is a public membership organization. You do not have to be an artist to join our organization. All you need is an interest in making art possible to those who live and visit Mentone and neighboring communities. We depend upon the generous support of volunteers to assist with our programs. We rely on memberships, individual and corporate contributions, admissions, program revenues and fundraising to support our programs. We are extremely grateful to the donors, supporters, and volunteers that make our work possible. Our continued effectiveness is attributed to those who are committed to the belief that the arts are for everyone in the Mentone area.
If you would like to make a donation to MAAC, please use the button in the left margin.
On this website, you will find a wealth of information about the arts in Mentone and the artists who live in the region. We first invite you to visit our online Calendar of Events and Classes, which includes visual, literary, theater, music, dance, historical, and cultural events. The Calendar will also feature workshops, classes, auctions benefits, and lectures. Under the Artist Registry, you will find valuable information about the many artists who reside in Mentone area, their medium of work, and where you can view their work. You will also find a list of galleries, restaurants, and hotels in the community. Under the News section, you will find Mentone Arts, our quarterly newsletter and other information we think you will find interesting. Finally, to learn about how you can support your arts community, click "Membership". Find out why your membership is important and learn how to join the Mentone Area Arts Council.
We are here to serve you: Mentone area artists, arts organizations, members, arts lovers, galleries, restaurants and hotels. If you are an artist, we invite you to participate in the Artist Registry, the annual Gallery and Studio Tour, and art shows sponsored by MAAC. If you are a member of our organization, we invite you to volunteer to assist us in the programs we sponsor. If you are a business, we invite you to book an exhibit by a local artist through MAAC. If you are an arts organization in neighboring communities, we invite you to submit your events to our calendar and ask us how we can help support and promote your programs. If you are a parent, ask for an Arts in Education program in your child's school. If there are other ways we can support you, please contact us.
Get involved in your arts community! Become a member, volunteer, come to our arts events, and keep coming back to this website for the latest arts news.
NOTE : These calendars are also available in Mentone at the Art Gallery @ Mentone, Crossroads Trading Co., Crow's Nest Antiques, Farmer's Market (Wed & Sat), Helena's, Kamama Gallery, and the White Elephant.
Below, we've included small copies of the photos from the calendar. You can click on them to see them slightly larger, but will need a calendar to see them in their full-sized (8x10) magnificence.