Welcome to MAC Center for the Arts!

The MAC Center for the Arts, also known as the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative Inc, is a nonprofit arts collaborative of artists, craftspeople, performing artists, published authors/illustrators, and supporting members.

MAC’s member-run Gallery and storefront, located at 158 Main St, Newport, VT, features the juried work of members and includes a wide variety of paintings, photography, books, pottery, jewelry, metalsmithing, music, fiber arts, fine furniture, wood craft, basketry, stained glass works, and much more.

Downstairs at MAC, our Exhibition Gallery is home to an ever-changing calendar of art exhibits, workshops, classes, performances, and lectures.

Founded in 2007, MAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to nurture our community’s understanding, appreciation and support of the Arts, cultural heritage and humanities.


Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Upcoming Exhibit:

Inspiration of Trees exhibit opens July 5th

The “Inspiration of Trees” exhibit opens July 5th with an opening from 5-7pm at the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative in Newport. The event, in collaboration with the Northwoods Stewardship Center, will include all mediums that use wood or are inspired by trees. The exhibit will remain open throughout the summer. Both the exhibit and event opening on July 5th are free and open to the public.

“There will be an independent art activity that visitors can do on their own and then take home,” said Victoria Mathieson, one of the member organizers.

The MAC Center For the Arts, a 501C-3 non-profit organization, is located at 158 Main Street in Newport. For more information, please call 802.334.1966, or visit the web at http://www.maccenterforthearts.com.

Coming soon – “Art in Bloom”

Art in Bloom, an annual fundraiser for both the Four Seasons Garden Club and the Memphremagog Arts Center, will take place on July 26 – 27. This special event kicks off on Friday, July 26 from 5-7 pm with a reception, including wine, appetizers and musical entertainment by guitarist extraordinaire Ben Kinsley, at the gallery for a cost of $10. The public is invited to visit the event on Saturday, July 27, 10 am to 5 pm at no charge and guests can visit the ongoing Inspiration of Trees” exhibit, too. The gallery is located at 158 Main Street in Newport, VT. 

“As a summertime favorite, Art in Bloom boasts a beautiful selection of floral arrangements that glean their inspiration from the extraordinary artwork currently on display in the MAC Gallery, said Jennifer Hopkins, MAC Arts board member.