McClellanville Arts Council

Where Everyone is an Artist

Welcome to the McClellanville Arts Council

Welcome to the McClellanville Arts Council! Visit our About page for more information about who we are and what we do.  As a non-profit organization we rely on your donations to help fund the arts; visit our Membership page to join us.  We offer Classes and Workshops and have a complete Calendar of Events.  We also promote the work of all local Artists and Writers. Please be sure to Subscribe to receive email notifications of our news and events. Visit our Contact page to drop us a note or ask a question.

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The McClellanville Arts Council is in the Process of Reorganization

We are currently in the process of reorganization. Ms. Lisa Estes has resigned as Executive Director to pursue other interests. The MAC gallery and shop, located at 733 Pinckney Street, are open as usual on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and by appointment, (843-887-3157). As always, we thank you for your continued support!

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From Sewee to Santee, Part III


We have received several art proposals for a Collaborative show. We need more!  We are looking for artwork created by local artisans or about the area. All artistic pieces are encouraged and we hope to create a collaborative exhibition that showcases works that most people would never see without visiting private homes and collections in the area. Please contact us with any suggestions or possible pieces to consider.

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The Sleepy Inlet: Memories of Life on Little Bulls Island – Summer 2015

IMG_1772NOTE:  THE CORRECT DATE FOR THIS PROGRAM IS SATURDAY JUNE 27th – not the 28th as originally posted.


A resident of Awendaw, Mary Magwood Causey roamed the shores of Little Bulls Island and at age eight experienced a profound spiritual awakening when a near-tragedy was miraculously averted. Join us on June 27th at 7pm, in the Gallery, as she discusses The Sleepy Inlet for a reception and booksigning. Books will be for sale and the reception will follow.



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Summer Student Art Show 2015

DSC_0188Please join us in the gallery on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the art work created in our summer programs. Students will be allowed to take home their work home at the end of this celebration.

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Faces of the Harlem Renaissance 2015

Leontyne PriceLangston Hughes, Lena Horne, Joe Louis, Zora Neale Hurston—these are some of the fifty stars of American culture captured in beautiful photographic portraits by Carl Van Vechten.  The photographs have been lovingly cleaned and restored with a grant from the Dorothy and Gaylord Donnelley Foundation. While part of our permanent collection, it now travels to schools across the Lowcountry. The photographs have been used by many schools as the inspiration for interdisciplinary programs that combine history, music, literature and art display. They are available to area schools for a semester or a year at a time, for a nominal fee.

The photographs will be on exhibit at the Arts Center Gallery from June 20th through September 22nd, during regular Gallery hours or by appointment. Email for more information.

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Children’s Watercolor Extravaganza Summer 2015

QY7556_105[1]Vida Miller will teach children ages 6 -15 years of age the wonder and beauty of painting and framing watercolor art. This one day workshop will be held on June 20th from 10am to 4pm. Class fee includes all materials. Snacks will be provided; however, students will need to bring a bag lunch. 2015 members $45; non-members $55.

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Marvelous Mosaics Summer 2015

1610426[1]Annie Purvis will bring Marvelous Mosaics “Frame Me Cultured” to the Arts Center in July, 2015. Students will learn about and create cultural mosaics in plaster and embellish with a variety of applications. The workshop will teach participants how to identify and design the various elements and patterns that tell a story about a chosen culture, people, time and place. No experience is necessary, class size is limited to ten (10) students, and is appropriate for ages 6 – 12 years of age. The workshop will be held July 14th through July 17th from 11am to 2pm. 2015 members; $80; non-members $90.




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Piano Lessons 2015

Pianist Brenda LeFevre continues to enroll students ages six and up, including adults, for weekly 30 minute lessons. No experience is necessary. Lessons will be scheduled beginning at 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $18 per session for 2015 members; $20 for non-members, payable at the beginning of each month.  piano


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Music Theory 2015

Brenda LeFevre will now offer weekly 30 minute Music Theory classes. Instruction will cover time values, notes, circle of 5ths, majors and minors, intervals/chords, introduction to the keyboard skills, beginning composition and more. The classes will be presented in an interactive and relaxed format. Lessons will be scheduled beginning at 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $18 per session for 2015 members; $20 for non-members, payable at the beginning of each month.


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Giving Day Art Activities

Melanie Hartnett of Smash Glass Studios joined us to celebrate #LiftTheLowcountry and brought along a work in progress.  Wonderful McClellanville artists at work in the Arts Center all day today!  Join us or donate to help us continue arts programming –



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