Metropolitan Arts Council



Since 1973, the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC) has served as Greenville County’s only umbrella arts organization, providing funding and other vital services to individual artists, arts organizations and arts education programs. 

MAC also serves as Greenville County’s visitors center for the arts in its office and gallery at 16 Augusta Street in the historic West End of downtown.  It has operated a free and open, public facility for civic and cultural activities throughout its existence. The organization also houses the most comprehensive roster of individual artists, arts organizations and schedule of events at its facility and on its website, There are daily visits to MAC from residents and tourists seeking information about Greenville’s cultural offerings.

Serving as the area’s public art gallery, MAC exhibits a wide variety of visual art throughout the year, highlighting the diversity and professionalism of the artists in Greenville County.  Membership in MAC is absolutely free, and there are over 1,400 individual artists as well as over 60 organizations that are members.

The largest arts council in South Carolina, MAC is also the leading arts organization in Greenville working daily to promote all forms of artistic expression to provide a diverse array of cultural amenities for both residents and tourists.  MAC’s advertising focus includes arts tourism, and the organization is the largest advertiser of the breadth of Greenville’s visual and performing arts across the area.

Metropolitan Arts Council
16 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29601
MAC Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.