About the
Millington Arts Council

Organizational Description

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. 
Established in 2009, as a Leadership Millington project, the Millington Arts Council has supported our mission through the following initiatives:

Coordinates the Artist Village at the International Goat Days Festival.  This festival is held the second weekend in September each year.  This venue attracts over 25k visitors each year and is Millington’s signature event for makers and artists to display and sell their hand-made items. 

Supports public art in Millington – through the “Get your Goat” public art exhibition. Since the first herd made their debut in 2010, thousands of people have posed to have their pictures taken with the goats. We now have 22 painted goats around the city, each with their own unique personality! 

As part of our work with the schools, MAC sponsors an annual Student Art Show and Silent Auction. This show features visual and literary work prepared by students in Millington Area schools.  In addition, students from area choirs, bands perform at this event.  The silent auction provides scholarship funds for Millington Arts Scholarships.  To date we have raised over $10K in scholarship funds to support area students.

Provide community art classes for adults and children in our community. Since the fall of 2016, the MAC has provided over 17 classes to 195 students in our community. 

Mission Statement 

The Millington Arts Council (MAC) is organized to develop connections between the community and the Arts.  The MAC, in partnership with the community, enriches the quality of life for area residents of all ages by providing educational opportunities, presenting art forms, promoting artists and art groups, and guiding the advancement of the arts.

Vision Statement

The Millington Arts Council will build a community of support through the Arts.  The MAC strives to be a model arts organization for area residents; ensuring access to the arts for all ages, encouraging a community passion for the arts, and successfully supporting, partnering, and collaborating with others committed to the arts.

Values Statement

The MAC is committed to strengthening and expanding arts programs and services in our community. We take actions that express the following values:

-        The Arts are a cornerstone that bring people together and build community;
-        Arts Education is essential for healthy human development and lifelong learning;
-        The Arts should be available to all and to all ages;
-        Develop programs to address areas where the arts are scarce, nonexistent, or vulnerable;
-        Diversity is embraced and is a source of vibrancy;
-        Distribution of funds and services is fair and transparent;
-        Development of our community artistic resources are central to our community’s social, educational and economic growth.
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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

Nealie Dean
Vice President


Gail Perry

Programs Coordinator

Stephanie Abby
Special Events

Kristi Duckworth
Volunteer /Member Coordinator

Amanda Moreno
Military Liaison

Public Relations

Mamie Shannon

Thomas Sellers

Alex Harris