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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.


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Bottles & Brushes: A Paint Night Extravaganza!


Madera musicians going to Taiwan including an MCAC Board Member

Oct 11 2016

    (Courtesy of Allen Baraldi) A group of local music educators of Marcheta Williams and the Driven Operation from left, Marcheta Williams, Mike Yturralde, Savannah Thompson, Marco Paim, Diego Zarate, Matthew Mazzei and Nick Gilroy have been invited to perform in Taiwan and will be leaving Sunday. Madera musicians going to...Read More

2017 Calendar for Art Scholarships

Sep 22 2016

Each year the Madera County Arts Council provides scholarships to graduating seniors who will pursue the arts in the college life.  Nancy Clute was the first executive director for MCAC, therefore, to honor her memory, there is a Nancy Clute Memorial Scholarship along with a general scholarship from the Madera County Arts Council.   Last...Read More

Bottles and Brushes Paint Night Extravaganza!

Aug 23 2016

  Just because the kids are back in school doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! From beginners to professionals, this night is all about FUN! Join us for our first ever paint night experience! You’ll enjoy wine, appetizers, music, laughs, togetherness and lots of FUN! You’ll be recreating “Mississippi Moon”...Read More

MCAC Chooses New Executive Director!

Jul 23 2016

      (Right) Rochelle Noblett, with some of the art for sale at the Circle Gallery of the Madera County Arts Council, of which she is the new executive director. Griselda Tello/Artist. (Annette N. Doud)   by Annette N. Doud & James Glynn (Madera Tribune)   Somewhat dwarfed by stacks of labeled boxes, file cabinets...Read More

RIGOBERTO SANTIAGO: Places 1st at 2016 Congressional Arts Competition

Jul 22 2016

Rigoberto Santiago of Madera has been awarded 1st place in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition!  Thanks to a page and the generous members of the Madera County Arts Council who atteneded the 2016 Gala for the Arts in May, Rigo was able to travel, with his teacher, to Washington, DC. where his work will be displayed at our...Read More

No “Concerts in the Park” This Season.

Jul 22 2016

  The Madera County Arts Council has decided to take this 2016 season off to revamp and reorganize this much anticipated annual event.  Many of you have called or emailed inquiring about this season and we appreciate your patience and understanding.  We ask you to join us in 2017 as we pick up and continue this wonderful, family friendly...Read More

“Patterns of Life” NEW SHOW!

Jul 08 2016

  “Patterns of Life” is the latest themed show from local artists showing at Circle Gallery!   Today also marks the beginning of our new SUMMER HOURS! Every Friday and Saturday we are open from 12-8pm.   If you’re looking for a relaxing summer evening, you can enjoy not only great quality art from local artists,...Read More

2016 MCAC Scholarship for the Arts Winners

Jun 14 2016

We are pleased to announce this year’s Scholarship for the Arts winners for 2016!   Breeann Angelina Mee of Liberty High School   Isabella Clark of Minarets High School   David Efrain Vargas of Madera South High School   These students have purposed to pursue the arts in the College careers and we are grateful to...Read More

Yosemite Western Artists Show Comes To Circle Gallery!

May 31 2016

June 10th from 5-7pm, join us at Circle Gallery for a reception welcoming YWA for the 44th Annual Tri-County Traveling Art Show!  The gallery will be displayed with a full assortment of participants and winners from this juried show. This show runs from June 6th-30th! Yosemite Western Artists is an association of artists and art patrons...Read More

Art Tour at the MSHS Campus!

Apr 15 2016

If you’d like to take a tour of the wonderfully talented student art the Madera South High School Campus, contact Art Teacher Sheila Kincade and schedule your tour!   Email Sheila at    

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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