McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA) - NC Blue Ridge
50 South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752
828-652-8610

The McDowell Arts Council Association was created by the community to share the legacy of local, artistic heritage while promoting local artists and enriching cultural life in McDowell County. The arts council encourages local artists by providing gallery space, a retail shop, teaching opportunities and theater space for the performing arts. As part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, McDowell artisans contribute their skills and knowledge of mountain crafts such as pottery, wood working, quilting, iron work, music, storytelling, weaving, basket making, dancing and more.