EDUCATE, ELEVATE, ENCOURAGE -- through the transformative power of the arts!

The MACC's vision is BIG & BOLD and our donors have played a key role in our success to date. So it is with gratitude that we share good news and invite you to partner on our journey.

Thanks to you—and thousands of our friends and neighbors who have stepped up to attend events, participate in programs, and support the MACC—we continue to see tremendous growth in all that we do!

In the past year, the MACC enrolled over 700 students in arts classes and has served nearly 4000 people through our various outreach programs moreover, we've held 10 art exhibitions and hosted 18 events. Our overall attendance was over 35,000. That's a 25% increase over the previous year!

We are thrilled with the level of interest in programs for children and youth, which has more than exceeded expectations and we are also excited about the growth of our outreach and healing arts programs, where we are filling a real need among area veterans, special needs, and elderly groups in need of opportunities for creative healing and personal development.

Here's what some of our community partners and friends are saying:
"The MACC is an integral part of Gallatin Shalom Zone Afterschool Enrichment Program. Our program focuses on students' overall development. The art activities provided by Monthaven allow for them to express themselves and tap into their creative spirits. The children look forward to every Thursday for this experience." ~Shalom Zone

"Our partnership with Monthaven is such a blessing! It’s wonderful that these children can experience this caliber of art classes. The children really look forward to the MACC weekly visits!" ~Cottage Cove

“On the inside I feel tired, alone and weak. Sometimes I feel suicidal and hopeless because I hear voices in my head all the time. I feel isolated. At first I thought doing an art class would be silly, but I was so wrong. It has helped me understand and communicate my illness in a different way. This art class is the only place where I feel completely accepted and not judged. I can talk about what is really going on with me. That means everything.” ~Andy, Marine Combat Veteran We are excited about the future!

As we demonstrate both need and support for local arts programming, our Board and staff leaders are even more deeply committed to ongoing development of the MACC as a creative “town square” and destination for all in the region who are interested in the visual and performing arts.

The MACC is a nonprofit organization so we must rely
on community support in the form of membership and contributions to keep programs affordable and accessible to people in our area. Every dollar contributed to the MACC goes right back to serving this community through our mission.

Your partnership AT ANY LEVEL is essential because each annual contribution brings us closer to the day when the MACC truly becomes the creative resource we envision for Middle Tennessee! Thank you again for your generosity and commitment to the arts!