events & exhibits

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

Souls x10

COVID-19 Memorial


Glass Art Installation by artist Darryl Berry

Each tetrahedron in this art installation represents TEN LIVES LOST to the pandemic. As of today, the installation includes 15 tetrahedrons as more than 150 family members, friends and neighbors in Butler County have been taken by this virus.

As the pandemic continues, more pieces will be added to this memorial as this tragic number grows.

Broadcast media often concentrates on state and national statistics, it is our hope that this installation will bring attention to what this very real pandemic is doing locally and how we can work together to save lives of Butler County residents.

This exhibit is available for viewing during our normal operating hours**: Monday 9am-4pm
Tuesday 9am-8:30pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9:am-8:30pm

Masks are required to enter our facility and strict sanitation and social distancing guidelines are observed.

**Please note that the MAC will be closed for the holidays Dec. 17th-Jan. 3rd. This exhibit will be available for viewing again after our holiday break starting on Jan. 4th, 2021. 

Veronica Beardsley


The MAC is proud to present the works of Veronica Beardsley - 2019 President's Award Winner of our Annual Area Exhibition. 

This exhibit is sponsored by C. Kelly Lohr.

Area Art Exhibition


Middletown Arts Center presents the Annual Area Art Exhibition. This juried competition is open to adult artists working in 2D & 3D media. See the best work from artists within a 50-mile radius of Middletown, Ohio.

Work to be accepted Monday, Nov. 16-Thursday, Nov. 19 during business hours. Check prospectus for hours.

The Area Art Exhibition is presented by Patti Gage in memory and honor of George Robert Gage.





Prospectus available here for full details on entry. 

*Due to the high volume of entries, payment must be made with cash or check.

Pictured: Section of John Ferrando's "Kinetic Motif", 2019 Best of Show.

Tomorrow's Artist Today


Every year the Middletown Arts Center hosts one of the area's best and most respected juried art shows focusing solely on our area middle school & high school students.

We are proud to be a prominent supporter of our local teen artists and look forward to having a fantastic exhibition and juried show every year- 2021 will be no exception!
In addition to an in-person exhibit, we will also be offering a virtual exhibition approximately halfway through the show.

Entries will be accepted:
Jan. 19, 2021-Jan. 21, 2021
**Complete entry & submission information can be found in our prospectus.

Download PROSPECTUS here.
Read our Letter to Art Instructors here.


This exhibit is sponsored by:
Noonan, Brockman & Pollock, DDS.

Pediatric Dentistry | Cincinnati State - Middletown Campus

Pictured: Regan Runtz, 2020 Best of Show for "Geometric"

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Middletown, OH  45042


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..    

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Miriam G. Knoll

Charitable Foundation

The Middletown Arts Center is an active participant in the Butler County Safety Pledge Program regarding guidelines for health and safety throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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