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July 10 - 28, 2017

Multicultural Arts Center (the MAC) - Summer Camp at the MAC begins July 10. Students can take one to three classes, take one or two weeks of classes, or take all three weeks of classes! Local artists will share their expertise with young aspiring artists. Students will showcase their work in an Art Reception theSaturday following each session. Lunch is available for purchase or included if student enrolls in all three classes. SCHOLARSHIPS are available! Please, call209-388-1090 or email for more information or to register.

Some of the classes are: Comic book art, drawing, clay, digital art, painting, and campfire stories!

The instructors are: Dennis Sweatt, Lisa Gilliland Viney, Sandee Holmes-Smith, Paul Longo, Dawn Trook, Chavella Dobbins, and Elisabeth Castro.

All you have to do is select a class from A, B, and/or C for any or all of the three sessions being offered.

If you have any questions, please email education director Kathy Hansen or call 209-388-1090.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Colton Dennis
Executive Director
Merced County Arts Council (MCAC) | Multicultural Arts Center (MAC)
209.388.1090 | 645 W. Main St., Merced, CA 95340 |

"The Arts Council's mission is to nurture and inspire the arts and artists in Merced County by creating a place of artistic discovery, community and dialogue."


June 5- July 28, 2017


July 10 - 21, 2017

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May 19 -August 4, 2017







June & July, 2017

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June 24, 2017

Kids' Days at the MAC and Summer Camp

Each month there will be a new activity or performance which will be appropriate for children of all ages. On May 13, Building Young Leaders Performing Arts will perform from 11 - 12 in the Arts Center. Their performance - "Treasures" - combines everything from hip-hop to ballet into an energetic and interactive performance that will entertain both children and adults.
For a complete schedule of the next four months of programs, visit the Arts Council's website, and sign up to receive their newsletter.

For the series, the hands-on art activities are designed to have children drop in and participate. The performances will usually run from 11 to about 11:45. All the performances and hands-on art activities are free thanks to a grant from the Merced County Office of Education and supporters of the Merced County Arts Council. Before or after the activities families are encouraged to visit the Art Galleries in the Arts Center.

In April and May, the exhibit in the Main Gallery is "Landmark: Yosemite Through the Lens of Contemporary Landscape Photography." The exhibit celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to the Mariposa Arts Council. Merced is the second stop for the exhibit after being shown in Yosemite National Park this past winter and before being shown in Mariposa and then San Francisco. The exhibit in the Second Floor Galleries features a wide variety of art in various media by talented high school students from throughout Merced County.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kathryn Hansen at 209-388-1090 or email at


July 10 - July 28 at the MAC
Save the date! We are beginning to plan our Summer Youth Arts Camp at the MAC. Local artists will come and impart their expertise to young aspiring artists. The dates and times for our Summer Camp sessions are:

The Summer Youth Arts Camp will run for three week-long (M-F) sessions:

Session 1: July 10 - July 14

10:00 - 11:50

12:30 - 2:20

2:30 - 4:20

Session 2: July 17 - July 21

10:00 - 11:50

12:30 - 2:20

2:30 - 4:20

Session 3: July 24 - July 28

10:00 - 11:50

12:30 - 2:20

2:30 - 4:20

As a finale for each week, we are planning a Youth Arts Show Reception everySaturday from 12:30-1:30 to showcase the student's art. The Art instructors will take 30 minutes at the end of each week to teach the art students how to 'artfully critique' their art, and choose pieces they would like to present in the arts show the following day.

Some art class ideas include (but not limited to): Print-Making, Portraits, Digital Graphic Design, Digital Story-telling, Song-Writing, Drumming, Watercolor Painting, Poetry, etc.

$75 per class or $225 per one-week session (includes lunch). Scholarships are available! 10% discount to MMAC members.

Please call (209) 388-1090 or email to be the first to know when we announce all the details of each class!


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June 24, 2017

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June 26, 2017

Is proud to host the

1st Gourmet Club
event of the 2017 season
Monday June 26, 2017 6 pm
An evening of Delicious Food & Wine, with cooking demos, and Q & A with our featured guest Mike Gallo


$85 per person
includes tax, wine & gratuity
Tickets on sale now!
Call: 209 383 1700

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July 2, 2017


Event Dates: First Sunday of Every Month Starting in April
Event Time: Varies 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Event Location: The Corner of G Street & Yosemite Ave. - Merced We ride to
different locations.

Ride Season is here! And you are invited to join "This Ain't Your Mama's
Church", a community Bikers Church, for "Sunday Ride" on Sunday, April 2,
May 7, June 11, July 2, August 13 and September 3, 2017 Full details for
each ride is on the flyer attached to this Press Release.

Each ride will be to a different location for lunch and a time of fellowship
and more. All Makes, Models and Riders are welcome to join us along with
Cars and Trucks!

For complete details, please check our website at or
like us on Facebook at This Ain't Your Mama's Church.

For more information, please contact our Event Coordinator,
Melody Coates at 209-726-6123.

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July 4, 2017

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July 7 and 8, 2017

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July 15, 2017

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July 31, 2017

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August 5, 2017


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September 9, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017
UC Merced Campus • 8:00 a.m.
Save the date for Journey 5K on September 9, 2017!

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Sept 10, 2017

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Sep 14 - 17, 2017

Click here to get Premium Book and Entry Guide

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September 23, 2017

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October 30, 2017

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