The Muncie Arts and Culture Council seeks to create, educate, advocate, nurture, and inspire
integration of the arts via civic initiatives and through engagement with individual artists and arts organizations.
What started as a simple monthly conversation among artists and cultural organizations, the Muncie Arts & Culture Council (MACC) established the Muncie Arts & Culture District, and is advocating for the arts as a major economic engine in this region.
The Muncie Arts & Culture District was established by a proclamation of the city council in August, 2009, comprising four areas of the city, Downtown, Minnetrista, Heekin Park, and parts of the Ball State campus. Our work has been encouraged by the Muncie Action Plan where the establishment of the District was voted on by our community to be among 47 actions that rose to the top out of over 1,600 ideas.
On October 6, 2011, we began marking the Downtown area of the district with banners along Walnut Street. In the coming months, gateway signs and kiosks will be placed drawing on Muncie’s glass heritage to distinguish the District with a unique identity.
Each area of the District offers distinct cultural experiences that when put together are very broad and diverse. The activities within the District can highlight the beauty and diversity of our city adding to the general feeling that Muncie is a great place to live. The more we love our city, the more it will prosper.
Sherri Contos, Executive Director
Board of Directors
Betty Brewer, President
Rick Zeigler, Vice President
Fred Meyer, Secretary
Doug White, Treasurer