Our Mission is to Support and Advance the Full Range of Arts for All Ages and Abilities.

The Minot Area Council of the Arts (MACA) has provided services to Minot ND artists, arts organizations, and the community since its inception in 1973.  Organizational membership includes nearly every arts and cultural organization within Minot and extends to organizations in Stanley, Kenmare, Bottineau, and Velva. Individual members include any financial contributor of $10 or more.

For more details on becoming a member e-mail Justin at or call the office at (701) 852-2787.

The summer concert series “ARTS IN THE PARKS” provides 24 FREE CONCERTS in the parks each season, with the majority of concerts held at Oak Park. These concerts are free to the public and open to all ages. A visual artist presents his or her work at each concert as well. And popcorn and water are sold at every event. We are starting to plan our summer so stay tuned for an entertaining summer in 2018!

The arts education program “ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM” provides much needed resources for area teachers, schools and students. Due to budget constraints, local schools are without the resources to hire art teachers for the elementary grades. Administrators and educators find the “Arts in the Schools” artist sessions to be of great value within the school system.

MACA serves as the fiscal agent for THE MINOT STREET ART MOVEMENT – lead by Tonya Stuart-Melland. The goal and purpose of the Minot Street Art Movement is to promote walk-ability, urban vitality, and access to public art in the Minot downtown area.

Since 2003 MACA has been at the forefront of the MINOT ARTSPACE PROJECT. They initiated the original feasibility study that culminated in the first new construction in downtown Minot in 30 years! The facility is now home to nearly thirty artists and three arts centric organizations including the Artspace Suite 1 Gallery, the Children’s Music Academy and the Minot Area Council of the Arts office.