MAC Center for the Arts




Board Of Directors

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John Stevens,

Iso Marks,
Vice President

Sydney Stevens,

Jennifer Hopkins

Victoria Matheisen

Julie Poulin

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Committees & Coordinators



spacerIso Marks, Andrea Strobach,Diana Poulin, Bonnie Nash, Sydney Stevens



spacerVictoria Matheisen, John Stevens, Sydney Stevens, Diana Laplante, Iso Marks



spacerArlene Goldberg, Victoria Matheisen, Donna Jean Safford, Bonnie Nash



spacerIso Marks, Juile Poulin, Donna Jean Safford, Sydney Stevens



spacerLaDonna Dunn, Jennifer Hopkins, Mary Michelli, Sydney Stevens


Marketing & PR 

spacerJulie Poulin, Laura Breisacher, Jim McKimm, Sydney Stevens, Dianne Laplante



spacerIso Marks, Joulie Poulin, Sydney Stevens



spacerLaDonna Dunn



spacerDonna Walsh


Mission Statement


The MAC exists to nurture our community's understanding, appreciation and support of the arts, cultural heritage and humanities.


The Gallery

Main Gallery

Our spacious 2000 sq. ft. street-level gallery showcases the work of our artists, photographers, handcrafters, writers and musicians.  Art is changed quarterly to keep the gallery fresh.  MAC holds free receptions open to the public and featuring live music and refreshments at each changeover.

The Art Cellar Gallery

An additional 2,000 sq. ft. of gallery, and classroom space is located on our lower level. We frequently host visiting exhibits, original exhibits, special member exhibits, lectures, classes and workshops in this space..


The MAC story

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The Memphremagog Arts Collaborative began at a meeting of area artists in October of 2006 when initial plans for the Collaborative were outlined after several former groups had tried and abandoned their dream.


In January of 2007, both artists and members of the community- at- large were invited to "GOT ART," an informational / planning meeting held in the Emory Hebard State Office Building. Some skepticism still existed and several said it couldn't be done. By this point a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation had been received and it was decided to rent the storefront at 167 Main Street in Downtown Newport for the site of our Center The Center formally opened on November 17, 2007 with Governor and Mrs. Jim Douglas cutting the ribbon along with the Board of Directors. Over 150 people attended.

 We continued to grow and soon wanted our own space again. In time for our 3rd anniversary, we moved into our present location, again doubling our size and being located between the new Baan Thai restaurant, Wider Than the Sky store, and Montgomery’s Cafe. Another grant from the Vermont Community Foundation and gifts from our members made the move a smooth one. It’s a truly great place to be! Our first big event was the ‘new’ annual Art In Bloom event where we welcomed 15 floral designers who chose artwork and made complementary floral arrangements, as well as the new 15 piece Newport Area Community Orchestra. Over 150 attended. What a night it was! We continue to seeou increased guest visits. Our events are  well attended and we look forward to even more events, exhibits,classes, and workshops at the MAC Center for the Arts


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