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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.


Valley Fall Arts Festival Preview Party

Sep 23 2015

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Tickets are $40 and available at the Circle Gallery by calling 661-7005 or  ONLINE through our Eventbrite page @  VALLEY FALL FESTIVAL TICKETS You won’t want to miss this amazing event celebrating Arts & Humanities Month here in the Central Valley. The Madera County Arts Council is partnering with Valley...Read More

2015 Dia de los Muertos

Sep 23 2015

Beginning September 26th through October 31, County Wide Community Activities With sincere gratitude, the MCAC received grant monies provided by Arte Americas, designated through the James Irvine Foundation and CA Arts Council Local Impact opportunity grants. In addition, we are greatly appreciative of Latina Unidas of Madera, who have generously...Read More

Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts

Sep 23 2015

By Dr. Jim Glynn Arts Council Celebrates Agriculture It was 1993, and Nancy Clute had an idea, the realization of which became legendary. Nancy was one of the founders of the Madera County Arts Council and served as its executive director until her death in 2002. Her concept was to combine her passion for and love of art with this area’s...Read More

Circle Gallery Hours

Sep 23 2015

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00AM- 4:00PM. Saturdays: 10:00 to 2:00 PM. 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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