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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.


MCAC In Search of a New Executive Director!


The Board of the Madera County Arts Council is seeking a dynamic leader to move our core programs forward.


Our mission is to provide Madera County residents and visitors access to art and culture through diverse programs and services.  We serve the community through such programs as Artists in the Schools, Celebrating Agriculture through the Arts juried show, Concerts in the Park, Poetry Out Loud and  various student performances.  We support local artists by providing exhibit space at our Circle Gallery.


Through a major donation from a local Maderan, we are setting our sites on the development and construction of a community arts center.


The person in this position has the opportunity to build programs and support throughout the county as well as be in on the ground level of a campaign to build support for a community arts center.


Interested applicants can click here for job description and application.


Dr. Julie O’Kane, MCAC Board Member to be guest speaker at AAUW Meeting!

Feb 05 2016

  Click here to learn more about the AAUW!   Dr. Julia O’Kane, former Superintendent of Schools for the Madera Unified School District and former President of the Madera County Arts Council, now sitting board member, will present “The State of the Arts” in Madera County at our next local informative meeting! At this meeting,...Read More


Sep 23 2015

  2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS WATER ..AGRICULTURE’S LIFE BLOOD 1st Place Elizabeth Fife Valley Springs Water Water Everywhere Acrylic 2nd Place Kathleen Mattox Sanger Irrigation By Design, Too Watercolor, Acrylic Paint, Stencils, Pen Honorable Mention Carol Hoover Fresno Home Delivery Watercolor Honorable Mention Darlene Jaeger Coarsegold Optimism Pastel Honorable...Read More

Circle Gallery Hours

Sep 23 2015

Tuesday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM Wednesday: 10:00AM – 4PM Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM. Evenings: By appointment. Please visit us for unique gift ideas. All handcrafted in California!

Madera County Center for the Arts

May 31 2015

The arts in Madera County are coming alive. Thanks to many great artists and galleries, the mountain communities have a thriving arts scene. The wineries and restaurants around the county are adding music and local art work to their regular fare. Summer evenings come alive with concerts in the park in Madera and Chowchilla. But issues remain....Read More

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 .  With their support, the Madera County Arts Council...Read More

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