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MACA Quilt BlockMACA Quilt BlockThe McDowell Arts Council Association welcomes you! We are located at 50 S. Main Street in historic downtown Marion, NC.

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Purchasing a membership at MACA supports programming, funds events, and enhances the local creative economy! All members receive 10% off gift shop purchases and discounts on workshops. Curator members receive a ticket to our annual fundraising event, Soup and a Bowl.

Contact the McDowell Arts Council Association about becoming a member today! Call 828-652-8610 or email to have a membership form mailed or emailed to you. Credit cards accepted.

About MACA

A nice day for lessons outsideA nice day for lessons outsideOn February 28, 1972, a group of fifty-two local residents created the McDowell Arts Council Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. These people were proud of their local, artistic heritage and wanted to share this legacy while promoting local artists and enriching cultural life in McDowell County. Thirty-five years later, the arts council continues to encourage local artists providing gallery space, a retail shop, teaching opportunities and theater space for the performing arts.