About the Monroe Arts Council
Building Community Together Through Art
- To stimulate the growth of visual, literary and performing arts;
- To enhance the community through art in public places;
- To preserve the historic legacy of Monroe.
Projects & Programs
The M.A.C.’s first funded project was a remarkable 80-ft. long mural in historic downtown Monroe, depicting local underwater river life and painted by a local regional artist. This mural signifies the city’s establishment at the confluence of two beautiful rivers and features the area’s indigenous salmon – a Pacific Northwest icon. The mural is an educational and aesthetically pleasing point of interest for tourists, school-aged children and residents alike. It is painted on the north side of the building at 207 N. Lewis Street in downtown Monroe.
Wagner Performing Arts Center
The most recent effort by the M.A.C. has been the renovation of the historic auditorium now known as the Wagner Performing Arts Center. Contracts between the M.A.C. and the school district were signed in September 2012. The M.A.C., along with many community volunteers and local businesses, has since undertaken repairs and renovations with the goal of returning the long-neglected facility to its former glory. While much remains to be done, today the WPAC is once again in use by the community and the school district.
Projects of this magnitude cannot come to fruition all on their own. It takes generous donations from local businesses and residents in the community in order to see a project like this come to life. Please visit our ‘DONATION’ page to help donate to the cause.
We encourage you to consider joining the M.A.C. Together we can continue to enrich our community by supporting music, theater, and the visual arts.