McClellanville Quilts and their Stories

We are grateful of the many hands that helped make this exhibition possible, and we are so proud to bring it to you in the comfort of your home. Now grab your favorite quilt and cozy up with our virtual tour of McClellanville Quilts and their Stories!


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The McClellanville Arts Council was organized in 1977 by three young women who wanted to bring the fine arts, arts instruction, and cultural activities to the sleepy little fishing village where they had chosen to live.

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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. Please see our Facebook page for real time updates on all of our classes and events as it is updated daily. 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. 

Call for Playwrights

Call for Playwrights

Call For Submissions:
In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s Water/Ways traveling exhibit, MAC is accepting submissions of unpublished one-act plays. Two selected submissions will each receive a $100 cash prize and the possibility of performance at the inaugural June Bloom MAC weekend arts festival in June of 2021.
Plays must be suitable for a family audience & connected (loosely is acceptable) to our local Water/Ways exhibit. Submissions are open to all ages as one prize is dedicated to applicants under the age of 21.
Deadline for submissions is December 15, 2020.
Submissions are FREE to McClellanville residents.
$10 submission fee for non-resident MAC members.
$15 reading fee for non-resident, non-members.
MAC reserves the right to withhold prizes.
For submission details, please email

Village Outing!

Village Outing!

Pinckney Street Solar System Stroll

While you are out exercising, why not visit our Scale model of the Solar System?

Based on “The Earth as a Peppercorn” by Guy Ottewell, the walking model was produced by the McClellanville Arts Council and friends in 2017 to commemorate the solar eclipse.

This model illustrates the incredible size of our solar system:

  • 1” = 100,000 miles or 161,000 kilometers
  • 1’ = 1.2 million miles or 1.9 million kilometers
  • 1 yard or 1 adult footstep = 3.6 million miles

You can start at the “Sun”, the chrome sphere at the foot of Pinckney Street, visit several planets along the playground fence, and then find Jupiter at the DuPre house.  From there, the planets are spaced farther apart, and you end up with Pluto near the McClellanville Arts Center.  But be sure to read the final panel posted on our Studio – the solar system, and our solar system, goes on from there!

Learn while you exercise!




A SQUEEZE from us to you!

We made sure to put a fuzzy friend in our gallery shop window for the local bear hunt in the village. This was a simple and fun way to interact with the kids in our community, while we wait patiently to hug you in the future!

We also have a fun project for you to pass the time on your next rainy day. Help recycle with this juicy and easy craft!

Follow this link to our friend’s page, at SmashGlass Arts : JUICY CRAFT HERE



We encourage our village to keep hopes high and look forward to what the future brings! ((LOTS of awesome ART!)) Help us create beautiful things that keep us connected in the past, present and future!! Light & Love, The MAC

Rising: A Collaborative Community Exhibit

Join a collaborative community exhibit RIGHT NOW, while quarantined, from your kitchen table (or wherever you create.)
Easy peasy.

1. Keep it positive & G rated. There are kids involved in this project.
2. Individual religious imagery/wording is ok as long as it promotes respect, positivity, unity & freedom for all. Recognize human value & equality in your work.
3. Business and political advertising is prohibited.
4. Make as many pieces as you want; please give each one time & attention. Maybe 1 for each day of quarantine.

Ready to be involved?
Step 1. Wash your hands!
Step 2. Cut a piece of printer paper or construction paper in half, vertically. This creates a 3x10ish paper rectangular strip.
Step 3. Write messages, prayers, names of loved ones (including pets!), wishes, etc on the paper strip. Keep it positive! Write with pen, pencil, marker, crayon, whatever.
Step 4. Color every bit of the strip– both sides. Make sure the edges are colored! The strip should be colored any pattern/color that promotes positivity, unity & individuality.
Step 5. If you have modge podge or Elmer’s glue, cover one side of the strip completely & allow to dry thoroughly. Repeat on other side. If you don’t have a way to seal the drawing, it’s ok. We can do it later.
Step 6. Put the colored slip somewhere very safe. To be used POST Quarantine.
Step. 7. One day in the future, we will bring all the disinfected strips together & create a beautiful piece of art for an exhibit about the human spirit enduring and rising, which the MAC will host.

What will it be?
Amazing. Gorgeous. Powerful. Each strip a feather on enormous wings.
No matter how hard things get, we’re going to come through. That’s what humanity does.
Join the exhibit today! Everyone is an artist!



KITS FOR KIDS UPDATE! Our first batch of KITS FOR KIDS has been packaged and ready for delivery!! Thank you once again for your help in providing much needed art supplies to our community’s children during this time!
We are reaching out to our loyal community and support groups for a special cause during this time of crisis. As you know, our districts school’s are closed until further notice due to the current pandemic and whether jobs allow it or not, parents are being required to stay in doors, practice and teach healthy hygiene habits and homeschool their children. Some of them may not have access to art supplies otherwise. Help us encourage creativity and promote healthy social distancing!
We are asking for your support to help provide our community’s youth with art kits that will be sanitarily packaged and delivered by us to local families in need. We will gladly accept any unopened, unused supplies for this cause. Any financial contribution will be greatly appreciated and can be made through our website at McClellanville Arts Council
or checks can be mailed to PO Box 594 McClellanville, SC 29458.
Donations of supplies may be placed in the designated plastic bin on the St. James Santee Episcopal church parish house screened porch. The parish house is at 144 Oak St. The screened-in porch faces Venning St.

Interested in packing/ delivering supplies? Email
Pipe cleaners
Google eyes
Pencil sharpeners
Elmer’s Glue/ Glue sticks (lots)
Popsicle sticks
Construction paper
Large beads & buttons
Modeling clay or Playdough
Paper clips
Paper inner tubes
Paper plates/cups
Cupcake liners