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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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. 



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


Due to health regulations and the wellness of our community, we are suspending all classes and workshops until further notice. We appreciate your support and hope you take the proper hygiene precautions during this time. Please be mindful and wash your hands! We will update our media to let you know when classes are back in session, thank you!

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

These photographs are from our community based collaborative show, entitled #WEAREWATER.  We asked our artists to “see themselves as water” and build water themed selfie backdrops to demonstrate how to be part of the solution. Numerous hands and minds of all ages worked together to bring us this show to represent the water in which we live by, work by and strive to preserve and protect daily.

We want to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation for granting us the funds to help us continue our good work this year!


Read on to learn about their awesome mission! You can find their website here:


The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supports land conservation, artistic vitality, and regional collections for the people of the Chicago region and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.


Land Conservation

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation provides general operating and project-specific grants that lead to landscape-scale land preservation and stewardship in the Chicago region or the Lowcountry of South Carolina.


Artistic Vitality

Lowcountry – With general operations and strategic project grants to increase operational capacities, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supports an eclectic mix of arts groups that reflect the vitality and diversity of the Lowcountry.



Regional Collections

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation provides grants to support increased public access to collections that illuminate the unique culture, history and heritage of the Chicago region or the Lowcountry of South Carolina. We have particular interest in at-risk collections, creative interpretation of collections, and helping organizations expand support for digitization efforts.




YOGA IN OUR STUDIO! Sunday March 8th, Tuesday March 10th at 6pm $10, with Mrs. Laura. Bring your mat and help get the word out that YOGA IS BACK AT THE MAC! 🧘‍♀️☯️🧘‍♂️



Our next show is happening soon and the quilts are coming in!! “McClellanville Quilts and their Stories” opens on February 1st. Opening reception at 7pm in our gallery.