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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.



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    

2016 Gala for the Arts!

Apr 14 2016

DON’T MISS OUT ON ARTS PARTY OF THE YEAR!   Gather your friends and join in the fun at the Madera County Arts Council Gala for the Arts. Toca Winery will provide wine tasting and a winery tour with their wine maker. Enjoy live music, six artists demonstrating live art creations which will be available to purchase during the...Read More

Way Off-Broadway Brunch and High School Musical!

Mar 19 2016

Sunday, April 10th, the Madera County Arts Council has purchased 100 tickets for the matinee showing of MSTC Theatre Co.’s spring production, “High School Musical!” Your $30 ticket gets you a delicious brunch along with wine & mimosas at 12pm, followed by reserved seating for the 2pm performance! Also included are refreshments...Read More

Youth Art Month POP UP! Exhibit

Feb 24 2016

  March is YOUTH ART MONTH and a POP UP! exhibit will be displayed for public enjoyment each weekend of the month! WHERE: 97 E. 6th St. Madera, Ca 93638 WHEN: March 1-31st from 12-3pm Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. The exhibition will kick off March 6th from 1-3pm with a reception which is open to the public. Goodies and refreshments will...Read More

Use your TAX RETURN to support the Arts!

Feb 23 2016

Did you know you can donate toward keeping arts in the schools while doing your taxes? Click the image above to learn more about this wonder and generous way to give toward keeping the arts alive in our schools!


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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