Call for entries for the 2017 quilt show!
Are you inspired to quilt by the four seasons? Enter your quilt, wall-hanging, pillow or garment that reflects the theme “Stitches of the Seasons.” Use the four seasons as your inspiration with motifs, colors, and patterns. For intent to exhibit forms and more information, please click here. The show is sponsored by the Mattoon Arts Council and Lori's Pins and Needles.
Kim Hanley exhibit on display at Common Grounds
Want to learn to play the ukulele?
Join us Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. in the historic Mattoon Train Station's former gift shop for an informal ukulele group session led by Gail Nelson. All levels are welcome to come to learn, practice, make music and have fun! Questions? Call the MAC office at 217-258-6286.
MAC's Little Library at the Depot
Have you ever been waiting somewhere and really wish you had a book to help pass the time? We are collecting books for our "Little Library" for Amtrak passengers who may have this same issue! The MAC office is located in the Mattoon Train Depot, just behind the elevator. Bring your books, any genre, and we will make sure they are put to good use. Amtrak passengers and the council appreciate your generosity!
NOTICE: The next Mattoon Arts Council meeting will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 7, 2016, at the Mattoon Tourism & Arts Office, 1718 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938.
Holiday music presented in the depot!
Live music was performed in the Lone Elm Room of the Mattoon train depot as part of A Magical Christmas in Downtown Mattoon activities on Dec. 2. For photos of the event, click on the photo above.
Holiday Arts and Handmade Craft Sale held
Thank you to everyone who attended our Holiday Arts and Handmade Craft Sale on Nov. 19! It's always a great day when we can support our area artists and crafters!
Have an idea for an arts program? Let us know!
The Mattoon Arts Council loves to work with other community groups and artists to present programs! If you have an idea for an arts-related event and would like to seek sponsorship help from MAC, please fill out the form available here. You also may call the Tourism and Arts department at 258-6286 or email email@example.com for more information.
Like us on Facebook and you'll be entered to win!
The contest will continue until we have a winner! Help us to reach 1,000 page likes on Facebook, and we'll pick one person at random to win this great "Got Art?" tee-shirt. Just click the icon above to go directly to our page, then hit "Like." Remember to like the page, not just a post!
Click here to learn more about Mattoon Arts Council, our vision and mission.