Mono Arts Council
MAC provides visual and performing arts education for K-12 students in school, after school, and during the summer. We ensure every student in Mono County has access to this VITAL part of their education. Arts education increases test scores and attendance. Making art supports good mental health and provides opportunities for social-emotional learning. Our adult programs, including Art & Wine and the MAC Gallery & Community Arts Center help us raise awareness for arts education and give local artists a place to showcase their talents.
Our arts education programs are the core of our mission. Mono Arts Council partners with the Mono County Office of Education, the Mammoth Unified School District, and the Eastern Sierra Unified School District to fill the gaps in arts education. We provide highly skilled Teaching Artists and art supplies for a variety of programs from Kindergarten - 8th grade. These programs range from visual arts, through our Create With the Greats Program to our MAC Music Program.
Our goal is for every student in Mono County to have access to Art, Dance, Theater, Music, and Media Arts.
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