Located in Media, PA, the mission of the Media Arts Council is to actively support local artists and integrate a wide range of arts into the life of the entire community. MAC achieves this mission by providing professional artists with opportunities to exhibit, sell, and/or perform, infusing Media with public art installations, providing arts education classes, and offering community arts events.
For 15 years, MAC has been a leader in the Delaware County arts scene – programming everything from a fine art gallery, an annual international film festival, and a multitude of live performances that include professional musicians, community poetry readings, craft making, and protest art. MAC makes a cultured life for those who live, work, and play in this region.
MAC began as an informal gathering of residents and artists identifying opportunities and challenges facing artists, art supporters, and the community at large. This group evolved into the Board of Directors who moved to incorporate as a 501(c)(3). MAC hired its first paid staff person in 2010 and moved into a dedicated gallery space in 2015. We vacated that space at the end of November 2021. Our new home at the MAC Arts Center is open during renovations. Please come in!
Programs and Music: Caitlin McMahon (Chair), Brian Kors, Kaitlin McLaughlin
Media Film Festival and Media Fright Fest: Brad Sukala (Co-Chair MFF), Darryl Ridgeway (Co-Chair MFF), Karen Chiarini (Co-Chair FF), Lisa Pietras (Co-Chair FF), Claude Blanchette, Courtney Brown, Dave Decker, Mary Ann Fiebert, Jeff Halsey, Elizabeth Jennings, Liz McClearn, Tamme McClelland, Craig Mikus,Andrew Proctor, Shelly Rabuse, Susan Rhile, Mary Beth Rim, Brad Thomas, Bryan Way
Special Exhibits: Robin Beaver (Chair), Amelia Cain, Cheryl Schlenker, Stephanie Sher, Rebecca Warda
MAC Artists Collective: Charley Parker (Chair), Carrie Barcomb, Amelia Cain, Katey Carlis, Patricia Danzon, Laurie Doran, Carol Hannon, Matiko Mamaladze, Shannan McConnell, Diane Mont, Rick Prieur, Cheryl Schlenker, José Sevillano, Carol Wade, Merle Weismer
PhotoEx: Chris Dietrich (Chair), Bill Patterson, Rick Prieur