Monthaven Art and Cultural Center

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Polka Party!

Fall Festival

The sights, sounds and flavors of the Old World are on full display every October at Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center’s annual Artoberfest.

Fun for everyone

Events For Our Children

One of Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center’s most popular events, Artoberfest offers arts and crafts for the kids, authentic German food and beer for adults, and great music for everyone. Highlights include the Kids Arts and Crafts Pavilion, where children can engage in such fun activities as pumpkin painting, face painting and more. A storyteller and caricature artist add to the overall festivities. This year's festival on Oct. 14, 2023 attracted visitors from across the region. For more information about Artoberfest and other events call (615) 822-0789.

The Experience

Enjoy Great Moments

Visitors will surely detect the subtle aroma of the Bavarian countryside. The MACC’s German Food Tent provides various German sausages, Bavarian kraut, purple cabbage, and warm German potato salad. German craft beer, and an assortment of wines, coffees, and various sweets are also available. The Tennessee-based ensemble Polkawagen provides the festival with its groove, playing its unique blend of traditional, old-time, and modern polka music.

Event Album 2023

A collection from our last event.

Join Us

For more information on Artoberfest and upcoming event dates, contact us.

Kaylin Warden

External Affairs Coordinator

Kaylin Warden joined the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center staff in 2024 as External Affairs Coordinator. In this post, she organizes special off-site events and manages the organization’s external communications. She also works with the development department by updating the MACC’s customer relations database, and she assists the executive director in setting up exhibitions. Above all else, Kaylin is passionate about the arts. It comes as no surprise, then, that she is now pursuing a master’s degree in art history. When she’s not at the MACC, you can find her reading her favorite books (especially ones dealing with maritime mysteries), cooking, gardening, playing with her cat and two dogs, and cheering for the Nashville Predators.

Ruth Chase

Regional Arts Director
Ruth Chase is the Regional Arts Director of Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, joining the team in 2023. For Ruth, the job is all about community, bringing people together to uplift and educate artists and art lovers alike. Her role at Monthaven is to strengthen the local artist community and build connections that will enrich Hendersonville and our surrounding communities through art exhibitions, art education, and opportunities for regional artists.
Prior to joining Monthaven, Ruth worked in the arts for over 30 years and is a multimedia artist and graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. Her artistic practice is inquiry-based and engages in community bridge-building. She was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles, curated and juried exhibitions, and has taught at the Crocker Art Museum.
Ruth was awarded an Artist-in-Residence for Artist Activating Communities through a grant from the California Arts Council for three consecutive years. Her film Belonging screened at both the 18th Annual Nevada City Film Festival and Wild & Scenic Film Festival. She has received the Legendary Female Artist of Venice award, and she has exhibited in The Crocker Kingsley, the Museum of Northern California Art, and the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute. Ruth also continues her work as a Curatorial Consultant and Art director for the Californian Indigenous Research Project, where she has worked with the local tribe since 2018.