events & exhibits

the 2020-21 exhibition season is supported by the miriam g. knoll foundation

Hours of Operation

Due to COVID-19 masks are required to enter the MAC. Please call 513-424-2417 with any questions.

Monday               9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday               9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Wednesday        9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday             9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Friday, Saturday, & Sunday     

Open periodically for workshops, classes and special events.  Please call for availability..    

64th Annual Student Show


Main Exhibition Hall

Middletown Arts Center offers art education in Painting, Drawing, Glass, Ceramics, Photography, Fiber, Enameling, Metalworking and more.

The talented MAC instructors help hundreds of students each year to develop their artistic skill. 


Our annual exhibition showcases the best of the best of our students' work.

View Prospectus and all entry information here.

Photo - 2020 Best Of Show "Lana On Her Princess Chair" by Jainie McCauley

The 64th Annual Student Show is sponsored by Suzie & John Bennett in memory of Jay Wright

Small Works
by Ben Frederick

06/01/2021 - 07/29/2021

Lobby Gallery Exhibit

Oil Paintings

A Word From The Artist:
These small paintings represent my ongoing interest in light and color. I like to experience an intuitive and inventive response to what is in front of me when I make paintings. I keep this in mind when I set up each still life so that they can be viewed from several angles and be a source of sustained interest. The arrangement is based on the relationships of colors and forms rather than a representation of a real-life situation. I collect items that interest me in a visual way which typically do not hold any particular significance on their own but do gain meaning through having painted them over the years.

Young Artist Workshop

June 21-June 24
and June 28-July 1

We are opening enrollment for our our 8 day Summer Young Artist Workshop!

This program was recently nominated as "Best of the West" for Summer Youth Programs in Cincy Magazine!


Paint, draw, collage, and create your way through the summer! Students will create art projects using an array of art materials and mediums.


Basic visual art concepts and techniques will be taught and applied during the creation of each project.


Artists will bring home completed works at the end of the two week immersive experience!

Children currently in grades 1-3 and 4-6 will attend during the above dates between the hours of 9:30-11:30 am. The 7-12th grade group will attend between the hours of 1:00-3:00pm. 

We are asking all students to participate for the duration of the program and not miss any days (unless there is an emergency). This is a courtesy to our instructors and mindful of our project schedule.

The cost of enrollment is $120. Spaces are limited! We currently have openings in grades 1-3 and 7-12, with grades 4-6 on a waiting list.

Reserve your child's spot by calling us at 513-424-2417, or stopping by the MAC.

Questions? Email our Assistant Director Kim Minor at:

2021 Photography & Digital Art Competition

07/26/2021 - 08/26/2021
Main Exhibition Hall


Exhibition will be held July 26- August 26, 2021, with details about an Opening Event to be announced.

Middletown Arts Center presents the 10th Annual Photography and Digital Art Competition. 

All Professional and Amateur Photographers and Digital Artists ages 16 years or older are eligible to submit digital photographs, film photographs or other digital works of art on our website.

Submission for entries starts Tuesday, June 1st and ends Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Files will be submitted via our website. Link will be provided closer to submission time.

Notification of accepted entries will be available by June 21st, 2021 on our website and Facebook page.

Accepted Entries will need to be brought to the MAC for final judging July 12th-July 15th. Details can be found in the prospectus below.

Download Prospectus Here

Photo Credit:

Emily Lawson

Eyes on You | 2020 Best of Show

Sponsored by: John & Pat Dupps