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Millington Arts Council

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MAC MISSION
  
The primary purpose of the MAC is to promote the arts in our community.  We do this by hosting and sponsoring events, providing arts programming, and making grants for area artists.  As a small non-profit organization, we accomplish this role by partnering with the Naval Support Activity Mid-South, the city of Millington Arts & Recreation department, other non-profits, and private businesses in our community.   Our goal is to enrich our community through a variety of arts experiences. 
  
The Millington Arts Council  serves two main functions: 

  • The first function of the MAC is to provide the “big picture vision” for the arts in our community. This includes understanding and responding to the community’s needs, developing long-term strategies, defining goals and objectives, and building a strong support network.  By providing this type of leadership, the MAC becomes the arts community’s collective “voice.”  

  • The second function of the MAC involves implementing strategies. This includes completing the legwork necessary to plan, organize and manage arts events and programs, making grants to local artists and arts organizations, providing central administrative services, such as maintaining mailing lists and artists directories, among other administrative tasks.
  
WHAT WE DO​​

  • The MAC coordinates the Artist Village at the International Goat Days Festival. In 2010 we launched our first “Get your Goat” public art exhibition. Since the first herd made their debut, thousands of people have posed to have their pictures taken with the goats. We now have 21 painted goats around the city, each with their own unique personality! 
      
  • Beginning in 2010, MAC hosted a spring festival at the Millington Farmers’ Market. With stage performances, craft vendors, a student art show, and hands-on activities for kids of all ages, the event sparked the creativity of everyone in attendance.  In 2015, MAC moved the event indoors and added an area for student writers to display literary works. Local school bands, choirs, and ensembles also perform at this event.
 
  • As part of our work with the schools, MAC sponsors an annual Student Art Show and Silent Auction. This show features artwork by students in Millington Area schools. The silent auction provides scholarship funds for Millington Arts Scholarships.  To date we have raised over $10K in scholarship funds to support area students.

  • In June 2016 we began showcasing local artists' work at Playhouse 51 Performances.  Exhibits are held four times per year (June, September, December and March) and provide artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their art.

  •  In the October 2016, we initiated community art classes "Mondays with the MAC" at the Baker Community Center.  We held 3 workshops that covered photography, watercolor, and acrylic painting.  We also hosted a "Not so Scary Halloween Art Party" at the Baker Community Center which provided an alternative to trick-or-treating for area kids.

  • During March 2017, we will kick off a local Volunteer/Artist Meet Ups for adults and students.  The establishment of a Student Arts Council for Millington youth in Grades 6-12, will provide mentors for young artists, who will help them focus on positive change in our community by creating art and having fun!

  • Six (6) children's art classes were held during June and July of 2017.  IAs part of our commitment to provide public art for the city, our children worked on collaborative art projects for the MAC House Peace Garden.  We will exhibit the completed and installed work at our Peace Garden Exhibit in the spring of 2018. We are encouraging local artists to contribute to this project!  

  •  In September 2017, the MAC will begin new community arts classes with a "Makers at the MAC" workshop series targeted at high school students and adults. 

GET PLUGGED IN

The Millington Arts Council (MAC) is looking for artists and arts lovers to get plugged in and support our community.  We have the passion to educate and mentor students, support and promote area artists, and entertain area residents.  But we can't do it without you.  We need teachers, volunteers, members and donors to make our vision and passion a reality for Millington.

We believe that one person can make a difference.  So what can you do? 

  • Join our team!  Members are needed to help support and sustain our mission.    We have a membership level to suit your needs.   Student memberships begin at $20.  Family memberships are an extra value at $75  and all family members are eligible for MAC discounts.    It's easy to join, just complete your application and email directly to us.  Membership payments can also be processed through our PayPal Charity site by clicking on the Donate button.  If you prefer, you can email your application with a personal check to our address.  
  • Volunteer!  We need help at art exhibits, art shows, festivals, artist meetups, and to clean up and renovate the MAC House.
  • Share our story! Tell your coworkers, family and friends about us. Online volunteering is critical to our success.   Share our story through our webpage and social media.  Tell a personal story of how the arts have supported you or someone you care about.
  • Donate!.  The MAC is an all volunteer organization.   We rely on the generosity of our members and individuals in our community to support our programs.  100% of your donations go to support educational programs, scholarships or grants to improve arts opportunities in our area..  When you use our PayPal Giving Fund site - your $ go directly to support classes, events and collaborative art projects that will enhance the quality of life for Millington residents.   PayPal waives all processing fees for their giving fund so 100% of your donation goes to the MAC!

Simply put, our mission is to provide Arts opportunities to residents in the Millington area.  We do this by supporting local artists, students, and residents through arts programs/events for adults and children.  Becoming part of our team is easy!  Whether or not you have the desire to become a member, making a donation is easy.  You may also use this PayPal link to submit membership fees  or your one-time donation!

The MAC is organized as a charitable organization and PayPal will email a tax receipt to you directly.

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​​The Millington Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.   Board positions are appointed for three(3) year terms and are elected in July.  Help welcome our new Board.  Get involved and make a difference! 

MAC Board of Directors

Calvin Ellis
Education Liaison

Linda Bacon
President

Nealie Dean
Vice President


Johnna Stewart
Secretary

Gail Perry
Treasurer

Regina Lambert
Public Relations
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Stephanie Abby
Special Events

Kristi Duckworth
Volunteer /Member Coordinator

Amanda Moreno
Military Liaison

Angela Johnson
Programs Coordinator

Mamie Shannon
Member-at-Large

Thomas Sellers
Member-at-Large

Alex Harris
Member-at-Large