Nonprofit Member Multnomah Arts Center Association (MACA) supports the vibrancy and health of the Multnomah Arts Center (MAC), a program of Portland Parks and Recreation that provides high quality instruction and participation in the performing and visual arts to all.

MACA is an all-volunteer organization that, through fundraising and advocacy, provides high quality teaching studios and their maintenance, need-based scholarships for those that would otherwise go without, and outreach opportunities to bring the arts into the community.

Programs & Services

Arts Education

MACA provides excellent arts education in the visual and performing arts at an affordable cost to students of all ages, including dance, theatre, music, drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, printmaking, jewelry, metalsmithing, photography, literary arts, and more. Programs run year-round, and scholarships are available.


During the past 30 years, the MAC gallery has showcased the artwork of more than 300 regional artists, arts collectives, and group shows. In that time, more than 100,000 visitors have enjoyed the creativity of emerging and established professional artists from the region. After three decades of heavy traffic in the gallery, MACA made it a priority to renovate the popular gallery space into a beautiful state-of-the-art venue that is flexible, professional, sustainable, and displays a wide variety of art in different forms. The new space was unveiled October 2013.

Facility Rentals

The Multnomah Arts Center has numerous versatile rental spaces available for a wide range of uses including weddings, benefit auctions, conferences, workshops, meetings, parties, and more. All rental rooms and bathrooms are ADA-accessible and air-conditioned. Most spaces have Wi-Fi coverage, which is provided free of charge.

The Community Benefit

MACA support helps the Multnomah Arts Center provide visual and performing arts education to about 2,000 community members of metro Portland every season. The collaborative support provided by MACA and the City of Portland’s Parks Bureau to the Multnomah Arts Center is a great example of the government and nonprofit sectors working together to better our community and increase access to quality learning opportunities.