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Madera County Arts Council has been a partner  with the California Arts Council since 1982, through the State-Local Partnership Program.  We are a private, community-benefit [non-profit, 501(c)3] organization working to support and promote all arts in Madera County.


MCAC draws from the expertise of many local and regional partnerships and sixteen directors to create the necessary links between the Arts and community development.


NOTE: Some mapping and gps software incorrectly place 1653 N Schnoor north of Cleveland Ave. The Circle Gallery, located in the North Point Plaza, is one half block south of Cleveland on N. Schnoor.


Painted Violins at the Circle Gallery

Apr 15 2014

April 17- April 26, Painted Violins at Circle Gallery, Madera See the Youth Orchestras of Fresno’s fabulous Painted Violins (and one painted cello!) at Circle Gallery in Madera (1653 N. Schnoor Avenue Ste 113 661-7005.) from April 17 through 26, with a special reception on Thursday April 17 from 4-7pm! Enjoy these masterpieces and create...Read More

25 million for the Arts

Feb 23 2014

State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) said Wednesday Feb 12th that he would submit a bill that would commit at least $25 million a year from state tax coffers to California’s government arts grant making agency, the California Arts Council. If adopted, the measure would end a streak of 11 consecutive years in which California governors and legislators...Read More

Poetry Out Loud

Feb 08 2014

The 9th annual Poetry Out Loud competition was held February 8th at Yosemite High school. Eleven students from six different high schools competed by reciting two different poems. Our county poet, Ann Molin,visited local high schools to introduce the Poetry Out Loud program and help interested high school students select their modern and traditional...Read More

Coolwater Ranch Concert April13th

Jul 31 2013

Concerts at the ranch are small non-profit (an understatement!) social events attended by about 40 friends, neighbors and family. About 20 additional seats are available by arrangement to interested listeners. Refreshments are either provided by the host or volunteers, and occasionally there is a pot-luck dinner. Please call Robin at 559-760-1134...Read More

Circle Gallery Hours

Apr 14 2013

Circle Gallery hours Tues through Friday 10AM- 4PM. Saturday hours 10:00- 2:00PM. Visit the Circle Gallery for a unique gift.

Programs and Services

Circle Gallery

Circle Gallery a non-profit Gallery showcasing and promoting the juried work of the area’s professional artists Exhibit program featuring curate exhibits with special themes, from various cultures and...Read More

Arts in Education

The Madera Arts Council’s Arts Education Programs serve the elementary students in Madera County by working with the Madera Unified School District and the County Office of Education.  With their...Read More

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