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Support Greenville's Art Scene

The arts have suffered greatly due to COVID-19. Financial losses could exceed over $65 million by the projected end of the pandemic. Please support your favorite arts groups during this time so that they have the resources to provide outstanding programs and services to you once the pandemic subsides. Click here for a list of some of our local arts organizations with links to their websites.

For a donation of $50+ to MAC you will receive a MAC ArtCard in the mail with an acknowledgment letter valid through July 31, 2022 – learn more below. Your donation to MAC will help to support artists, arts organizations, and arts education programs in Greenville County.

Partnering with Local Art Organizations

Buy-One-Get-One-Free Tickets

The MAC ArtCard

Valid for one full year with a donation of $50 or more.

With a donation of $50+ to the Metropolitan Arts Council, you will receive an ArtCard which entitles you to buy-one-get-one-free tickets for one time at each of the following venues for one full year from the date of your donation.

The ArtCard is a great way to sample the fantastic performing arts in Greenville at substantial savings. In just two uses the ArtCard pays for itself.

How it works

You will present your ArtCard to the box office of your choice when you purchase your buy-one-get-one-free tickets. The box office will then mark off their venue’s name on the back of your ArtCard to show that you have used it for that venue. You may use your ArtCard for one time at each of the venues below for one full year.

Your Donation at Work

One way funding from MAC has impacted my project goal is that I was able to purchase enough instruments so that all 2nd - 4th grade scholars at my school are able to study strings without having the burden of rental costs.

International Ballet is tremendously grateful for the program grants we have received from the Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council in 2021. Thanks to MAC, IB was able to produce a virtual Storytime Ballet (outreach video) for the Greenville Public Library System and also send three of our faculty members to a world-renowned teacher training program in the summer. Both projects benefitted individual artists and the broader community and we are proud to partner with MAC for this purpose.

Our relationship with MAC stretches back well over a decade, and their assistance in helping us grow has been substantial. I joined the orchestra in 2010 when we had just 4 concerts during the season and did not really have an established home (Our average orchestra concert attendance at that time was around 200). This season, we are doing 11 concerts divided into an orchestra and chamber concert series, with the orchestra series getting closer to an average attendance of 500. Additionally, we have found a home in the city of Greer, where we hope to continue to expand our offerings to better serve our community. This growth would not have been possible without MAC; the work that they do is vital for the Arts Community.

MAC is a life-line for small arts non-profits like Wits End Poetry. MAC has helped us grow, and we are now celebrating 19-years of high-quality poetry events in Greenville, SC

Funding from MAC allows Salsa at Sunset to remain a free public event, eliminating the barrier of socio- economic restrictions from participation in a vibrant cultural opportunity and community building event.

MAC’s support enables Chautauqua to bring the absolutely best historical interpreters to perform for Greenville. But more than that, MAC’s belief in Chautauqua inspires us and enables us to leverage our impact on our community.