The MACC’s mission is to educate, elevate and encourage our community through the transformative power of the arts.
When you donate to Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center, you help support art in our community. The MACC is the first art museum of its kind in Sumner County and is an inspiring addition to the Greater Nashville Region’s Arts and Museums community. Our museum is also home to the Historic Monthaven Mansion.
Through your generosity, we are able to provide art education classes to children and adults, world-class exhibitions, and free arts outreach and healing arts to underrepresented youth, families and military veterans. Donations are welcome to help us support these worthy initiatives. Thank you!
Each year, Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center asks everyone to support our Annual Fund so we can continue to provide the highest quality arts education and outreach programming to our community. Whether you are a student, parent, military veteran, event attendee, or lover of art, history and culture, we deeply appreciate your financial support.
The benefits of the MACC’s programming to our community are significant and wide-ranging:
The MACC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, so your generous donations to our Annual Fund are tax-deductible.
Every dollar raised is important and helps the MACC fulfill its mission to provide accessible arts education, outreach and healing arts to the under-resourced in our community.
If you’d like to help support the MACC’s mission, please contact our Development Director Celeste Davidson at (615) 306-4634 or [email protected].
Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center’s goal is to make the arts available to everyone in Sumner County. Moonlight and Magnolias helps make that possible.
Moonlight and Magnolias is the MACC’s premier annual fundraiser. Founded in 2018, this elegant black-tie event brings together many of Sumner County’s most prominent arts patrons for an evening of art, music, fine dining and dancing. MACC Board Director and Founding Member Jeanette Heinz served as Event Chair in 2022. Hallmark Hyundai was the Presenting Sponsor. Jim and Elizabeth Carmody were Events Chairs for our 2023 gala.
Each Moonlight and Magnolias highlights a different artist, whose works hang in our galleries. These artists also conduct master classes for our students, and they create a new work for the MACC’s permanent collection. Alexander Renoir, great-grandson of the legendary Impressionist painter, was Moonlight and Magnolias’ inaugural artist in 2018. Other Moonlight and Magnolias artists have included the watercolorist Alan Shuptrine and surrealist painter Mark Kostabi. Our 2023 artist was Russian icon Stas Namin.
Following a two-year, pandemic-induced hiatus, the Third Annual Moonlight and Magnolias returned in expanded form in 2022. It included a pre-gala event called Magnolias, Moonshine and Motorcars. Held at Cliff Ernst’s classic car showroom in Hendersonville, this terrific evening featured live and silent art auctions, painting-in-motion, cocktails, buffet table, and some indispensable Tennessee moonshine. A pre-gala event will now be a permanent feature of our fundraising weekend. The 2023 pre-gala party was at The Standard in Nashville.
We hold our Moonlight and Magnolias fundraisers in April, when the magnolias trees are in full bloom. If you are interested in participating in our 2024 Moonlight and Magnolias, please contact Celeste Davidson at 615-822-0789 or [email protected].
Monthaven is steeped in the region’s military history. During the Civil War, the house was converted into a field hospital. Both Union and Confederate soldiers were treated in the home.
Today, Monthaven is a place where members of the armed services and their families are celebrated through the arts. Since 2018, the MACC’s Annual Veterans Art Show has displayed the art of more than 30 military veterans.
The annual exhibit also includes a BBQ & Bourbon Fundraiser to support the MACC’s “Between the Lines” healing arts programs for military veterans. The art of a half-dozen veterans participating in the Between the Lines program was displayed during our 2022 fundraiser. Marine Corps Sg. Maj. Bradley Kasal was the event’s engaging keynote speaker. Country Music star Eric Lee Beddingfield gave a riveting performance.
Our 2023 Veterans Art Show and Fundraiser featured the photography of legendary Vietnam War Photo Journalist Nick Ut. People interested in supporting the MACC’s Healing Arts Program for veterans should contact Development Director Celeste Davidson at [email protected].
Christmas Tree Elegance is now a Hendersonville tradition. Each winter, the MACC exhibits five 7-foot trees, all donated by Vickerman Trees. These beautiful trees are decorated by local and nationally known designers.
Every tree is embellished to match a particular theme. Finished trees are then sold during a Silent Auction and Reception.
For more information about Christmas Tree Elegance, contact Executive Director Cheryl Strichik at (615) 822-0789 or [email protected].
Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center
1017 Antebellum Circle
Hendersonville, TN 37075
One of the easiest ways to support the Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is to purchase a Specialty License Plate from the State of Tennessee. You can exchange your current license plate for a Specialty License Plate anytime, and the county clerk will prorate your fees. To show your support for the arts, click on the button below.